University reports another week of declining COVID-19 cases 

  Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:00 PM

Pittsburg, KS


The Bryant Student Health Center at Pittsburg State University reported Wednesday that the number of positive COVID-19 cases involving students continues to decline.   

In the seven days leading up to today, 32 students were tested at BSHC, one less than last week, according to Taylor Panczer, COVID-19 case manager at the BSHC. Of those, four tested positive, though eight tests are pending. Isolation numbers are down from 12 to three in the last week, and quarantine numbers are down by half to about 50 students.   

Among faculty and staff, two new cases were reported over the last week. Two faculty/staff members are in isolation and none in quarantine. Since the university began tracking numbers in March, 17 faculty/staff have reported infections, and 37 have had to quarantine for any reason. 

Panczer noted that the only tested/positive numbers the university can reliably report are those from the Bryant Student Health Center. Isolation and quarantine numbers will differ from the Crawford County Health Department report due to student being tested elsewhere and then later reporting as PSU students via the health department.