(Updated January2022)

COVID Exposures: Quarantine, Positive Cases, and Close Contacts

Drew Charter School Exposure Response Protocols for students as it relates to Isolation/Quarantine Periods, Positive COVID-19 Cases and Close Contacts are outlined below.

COVID Status (Students and Staff)  

 

Unvaccinated   

*Completed primary series of vaccine >6months (Pfizer/Moderna) or >2months (J&J) and unboosted (18+) 

 

 

Vaccinated 

*Completed primary series of vaccine <6months (Pfizer/Moderna) or <2months (J&J) (Ages 18+) 

or 

*Completed primary series of vaccine >6months (Pfizer/Moderna) or >2months (J&J) and BOOSTED (Ages 18+) 

or 

Completed primary series of vaccine (Pfizer/Moderna) or (J&J)  

(Ages 5-17) 

or 

*Tested positive for COVID in last 90 days  

 

Criteria for Returning to Building  

Tested positive  

  

10 Days Isolation 

10 days Isolation 

Student returns on or after return date communicated by letter. Symptoms greatly improved without the use of medication for symptoms in last 24 hours; fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication 

Close contact  

  

5 Days Quarantine 

0 Days Quarantine (if eligible for TTS protocol) 

Unvaccinated – Must be asymptomatic to return; Must test on Day 5 

Vaccinated-must be asymptomatic; Must test on Day 5 

  

Student Protocols -  Positive Cases  

Positive Case from In-school (Internal) testing (PME)  

Nursing team notifies family as soon as possible  

Contact tracing initiated by nurse and identified COVID-19 support staff 

Positive case notification emailed to family within  one business day that includes the student’s return date and additional information  

Student’s family receives virtual instruction information within one business day  

Student returns on or after return date on letter. If symptomatic, 24 hours must have passed since last fever without the use of fever reducing drugs and/or symptoms have markedly improved 

 

Positive Case from external testing  

Family notifies the school as soon as possible via self-reporting link (see bottom of page) and does not send student to school  

If student has been at school, contact tracing initiated by nurse and identified COVID-19 support staff 

Positive case notification emailed to family within one business day that includes the student’s return date and additional information  

Student’s family receives virtual instruction information within one business day  

Student returns on or after return date on letter. If symptomatic, 24 hours must have passed since last fever without the use of fever reducing drugs and/or symptoms have markedly improved 

 

Student Protocols -  Close Contacts   

Identified as a close contact from Drew’s 
contact tracing  

Nurse determines if student qualifies for the TTS, (Test To Stay) protocol; if so, the TTS protocol will be followed (Parents will receive TTS letter if student is eligible.)  

Nurse contacts family with a phone call and student is removed from classes if they are in the building. If student qualifies for TTS, they are not removed. 

Nurse reports case in the shared Google form (to Data, HR, and Facilities)  

Close contact notification emailed to the parent within one business day. 

Academy administration contacts instructional staff and requests that virtual instruction information be emailed to families. 

Student’s family receives virtual instruction information within one business day (if they are not eligible for Drew’s TTS protocol).  

If student tests positive during the TTS or quarantine period, follow steps for internal positive case above. If quarantined, positive test result should be submitted via self-reporting link (see bottom of page). 

Both quarantined and TTS participants must test on Day 5 to return to in-person learning or be released from protocol.  

Identified as a close contact 
from outside events  

This scenario does not qualify for the TTS protocol. 

Family notifies the school as soon as possible via self-reporting link (see bottom of page). 

If student has been at school, contact tracing initiated by nurse and identified COVID-19 support staff. 

Nurse submits case for DPH reporting. 

Close contact case notification emailed to family within one business day that includes the student’s return date  and additional information. 

  • Academy administration contacts instructional staff and requests that virtual instruction information be emailed to families. 

Student’s family receives virtual instruction information within one business day. 

If student tests positive during the quarantine period, follow steps for internal positive case above. Positive test result should be submitted via self-reporting link (see bottom of page). 

Student must test on Day 5 to return to in-person learning. 

Student returns on or after return date on letter. If symptomatic, 24 hours must have passed since last fever without the use of fever reducing drugs and/or symptoms have markedly improved 

Submitting COVID-19 Test Results and COVID-19 Exposures

Please use the link below to 1) attach negative results from a testing site other than Drew, 2) report COVID-19 exposure(s), or 3) report positive cases.  If you are reporting a COVID-19 exposure or a positive COVID case, you will be contacted by a member of Drew’s nursing staff. 

Document/Self Report Link

Note:  Test results for students and staff screened through Drews onsite testing services are automatically submitted to the school.

At this time, home testing results are not accepted by Drew.

If you have questions about testing, please email COVIDinfo@drewcharterschool.org