University reports one new student case

  Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:45 PM

Pittsburg, KS


Pittsburg State University reported one positive COVID-19 case of the six symptomatic students who were tested at Bryant Student Health Center in the week leading up to April 28.  

Currently, one student is in isolation and one is in quarantine.     

In the same period, no faculty or staff members reported an infectionand none are in quarantine due to close contact with an infected person. Since the onset of the pandemic, 66 faculty and staff have reported infections and 106 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, 21 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 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. 

The semester will conclude on May 7.