University reports cases

  Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:30 AM

Pittsburg, KS


For the week leading up to Feb. 24, the Bryant Student Health Center administered 13 tests to symptomatic students, with two positives. Currently eight students are in isolation and approximately 16 are in quarantine as close contacts to infected people.  

In the same time period, one faculty and staff member reported an infection and one new close contact was identified. One is currently in isolation, and one remains in quarantine. Since the onset of the pandemic, 62 faculty and staff have reported infections and 103 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, 193 student-athletes were tested and zero were found to be positive.   

Bryant Student Health Center Director of Operations Rita Girth 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.