9-1-21 University reports COVID-19 testing and infection data 

Pittsburg State University reports that 87 symptomatic students were tested for COVID-19 at the Bryant Student Health Center between Aug. 25 and Aug. 31. Of those, 23 were positive and 38 students are currently in isolation.   

In the same period, two faculty or staff members reported an infection.  

The NCAA no longer mandates testing of student-athletes. Intercollegiate Athletics at Pitt State will test as needed and per recommendations from health officials.   

Bryant Student Health Center Director of Operations Rita Girth noted that the only tested/positive numbers the university can reliably report are those from the health center. Isolation numbers can differ between reporting agencies due to student being tested elsewhere and then later reporting as PSU students via the Crawford County Health Department.  

Quarantine numbers are managed solely by the Crawford County Health Department. Numbers change daily.