Covid 19 Reporting
This webpage is for COVID reporting of credit students only. After submission, students will receive a call or email with further information.
Students, please select the appropriate link below based on your reporting needs. You will need to log in with your Brookdale e-mail and password. You can find this information at netid.brookdalecc.edu.
- Click here if you have received a positive COVID test
- Click here to report that you have been exposed to a COVID positive individual
- As per the CDC, a close contact is defined as: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes).
- Click here to upload your vaccination document (only after instructions from the AVP’s office)
- Click here to upload your negative RT-PCR test result (only after instructions from the AVP’s office)
- Click here for free COVID testing information
Brookdale Employees, please select the appropriate link below based on your reporting needs:
- Click here to notify the College of a student who reported a COVID positive test/close contact
- Employees, continuing education students, contractors, and visitors should contact the AVP of Human Resources if they themselves test positive/are a close contact. The COVID Coordinator will contact the continuing education student or employee to follow up accordingly.
Brookdale’s COVID Protocols:
For your information, following are the protocols Brookdale has in place
- Individuals who test positive must follow the isolation protocols. Isolation is for 10 days and improvement of symptoms and the absence of a fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
- For an unvaccinated individual who is identified as a close contact of a person who has tested positive, return to campus is permitted after a 14-day quarantine period following the last known close contact with the positive person OR after 10 days with no symptoms and a negative RT-PCR test taken on day 8, 9, or 10, ONLY IF the 14-day quarantine period would create an economic or other hardship.
- Please use the form above to submit your negative PCR test results.
- Individuals who are fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks: Brookdale has established a protocol that vaccinated individuals who are identified as close contacts test 3-5 days after exposure and attend class remotely until they receive a negative test result.
- Please use the forms above to submit your vaccination records and negative PCR test results.
1. Isolation – you isolate when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don’t have symptoms. Isolation is used to separate infected people from those who are not infected.
People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. At home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others, stay in a specific “sick room” or area, and use a separate bathroom (if available). Isolation for a person testing positive for COVID-19 is a minimum of 10 days with the improvement of symptoms and being fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
What to do if you need to isolate
- Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
- Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible.
- Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
- Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.
- Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
- Wear a mask when around other people if able.
2. Quarantine – you quarantine when you might have been exposed to the virus. Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19.
- If you are fully vaccinated: The exclusion period from campus is only until you obtain a negative RT-PCR test taken 3-5 days after exposure.
- If you are unvaccinated: The quarantine period is 14 days after exposure.*
*The Monmouth County Department of Health advises all close contacts to quarantine for 14 days after exposure, especially during periods when the county’s COVID Activity Level Index (CALI level) is high or very high. ONLY if you would experience an economic or other burden by staying home for the full 14 days after exposure, you may be eligible to shorten the quarantine period to 10 days, with a negative RT-PCR test taken on day 8, 9, or 10 of exposure.
3. Close Contact – A close contact is someone who has been within 6 feet of another person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, with or without a mask. Tracing for close contacts goes back 48 hours from the time the infected individual began to have symptoms, or if no symptoms, 48 hours from the time the individual tested positive.
What to do as a Close Contact
- Quarantine as noted above.
- Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
- Wear a mask indoors.
- If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
- If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or healthcare provider.