In weekly snapshot, university reports seven positive cases

  Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:30 PM

Pittsburg, KS

COVID-19 update

Pittsburg State University continues to provide a weekly snapshot to the campus and the public regarding COVID-19 testing and positive cases. 

In the seven days leading up to Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Bryant Student Health Center tested 30 students. Of those, seven tested positive. Isolation numbers declined to 15, and students in quarantine declined to about 40.    

Among faculty and staff, no cases were reported in the past week. No faculty/staff members are in isolation. Seven are in quarantine due to close contact with an infected person. 

PSU COVID-19 Case Manager Taylor Panczer noted that the only tested/positive numbers the university can reliably report are those from the Bryant Student Health Center. Panczer also said that isolation and quarantine numbers could differ between reporting agencies due to student being tested elsewhere and then later reporting as PSU students via the Crawford County Health Department.