In weekly snapshot, university reports 23 positive cases 

  Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:30 PM

Pittsburg, KS


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, Nov. 4, the Bryant Student Health Center tested 62 symptomatic students. Of those, 23 tested positive. Isolation and quarantine numbers have grown to 40 in isolation and approximately 90 in quarantine due to close contact with an infected person.     

Among faculty and staff, three new cases were reported in the past week. Three faculty/staff members are in isolationNine are in quarantine due to close contact with an infected person. Since reporting began in March, 22 faculty and staff have tested positive, and 54 have had to quarantine due to close contacts.  

The Bryant Student Health Center also administered tests to the men’s basketball team as part of their NCAA-mandated testing protocol. A total of 22 athletes were tested with no positives  

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. Numbers change daily.