12-15-21 University reports five students in isolation, five positives at health center

Pittsburg State University reports that 35 symptomatic students were tested for COVID-19 at the Bryant Student Health Center between Dec. 8 and Dec. 14. Of those, five were positive. Currently, five students are in isolation.  

In the same period, three faculty or staff members reported an infection. The health center also administered 32 COVID-19 vaccines in the same two-week period, most of which were booster doses.  

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 students 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.