University reports one new student case 

  Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:00 PM

Pittsburg, KS


Pittsburg State University reported one new positive COVID-19 case of the nine symptomatic students tested at Bryant Student Health Center in the week leading up to March 31.  

Currently three students are in isolation, and none are in quarantine due to close contact with an infected person.    

In the same period, no faculty or staff members reported an infection or quarantine due to close contact with an infected person. None are in isolation or 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, 245 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.