University reports cases 

  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:00 PM

Pittsburg, KS


For the week leading up to Feb. 17, the Bryant Student Health Center administered 21 tests to symptomatic students, with four positives. Currently 10 students are in isolation and approximately 24 are in quarantine as close contacts to infected people.  

In the same time period, two faculty and staff reported infections and no new close contacts were identified. Three are currently in isolation, and one remains in quarantine. Since the onset of the pandemic, 61 faculty and staff have reported infections and 102 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, 126 student-athletes were tested and one was 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.