University reports no new student cases; offers vaccine clinics 

  Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS


Pittsburg State University reported no new positive COVID-19 cases of the six symptomatic students who were tested at Bryant Student Health Center in the week leading up to April 7.  

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

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, 66 student-athletes were tested and none were found to be positive.   

This continues a trend that started March 10 when no new cases were reported, which followed on March 11. Only one case was reported March 24 and one case on March 31. 

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 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. 

Additionally, in cooperation with county health officials, PSU has held clinics at which about 800 faculty, staff, and students were vaccinated; additional clinics are planned in coming weeks.