University reports no new student cases for second week in a row 

  Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:30 PM

Pittsburg, KS


For the second week in a row, Pittsburg State University is reporting zero positive COVID-19 cases of the students tested at Bryant Student Health Center. 

For the week leading up to March 17, the health center administered 15 tests to symptomatic students, with zero positives. Currently three students are in isolation and none are in quarantine as close contacts to infected people.  

In the same time period, one faculty or staff member reported an infection and two reported close contactsOne is in isolation and two are in quarantineSince the onset of the pandemic, 64 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, 108 student-athletes were tested and none 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.