University reports one positive among students

  Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:00 PM

Pittsburg, KS


Pittsburg State University reported one positive COVID-19 case of the 12 asymptomatic students tested at Bryant Student Health Center in the week leading up to March 24. In the two previous weeks of reporting, there were zero positive cases. 

Currently one student is in isolation, and none are in quarantine due to close contact with an infected person.    

In the same period, two faculty or staff members reported an infection and none reported close contactsOne is in isolation and none are in quarantineSince the onset of the pandemic, 66 faculty and staff have reported infections and 105 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, 77 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.