University reports cases 

  Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:15 AM

Pittsburg, KS


For the week leading up to Feb. 3, the Bryant Student Health Center administered 52 tests to symptomatic students, with 11 positives. Currently 13 students are in isolation, and approximately 40 are in quarantine as close contacts to infected people.  

In the same time period, two faculty and staff reported infections, and four reported being close contacts to an infected person. Three are currently in isolation. Since the onset of the pandemic, 56 faculty and staff have reported infections, and 101 have had to quarantine as close contacts to infected people. 

Weekly routine testing of athletes mandated by the NCAA continues. In this reporting time period, 112 athletes were tested, and two were found to be positive.    

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. She 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.