12-1-21 University reports five students in isolation, four positives at health center 

Pittsburg State University reports that ten symptomatic students were tested for COVID-19 at the Bryant Student Health Center between Nov. 17 and Nov. 30, which included fall break and the Thanksgiving holiday. Of those, four were positive. Currently, five students are in isolation.  

In the same period, one faculty or staff member reported an infection. The health center also administered 19 COVID-19 vaccines in the same two-week period, and all but one of those were booster doses.  

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. Isolation numbers can differ between reporting agencies due to students being tested elsewhere and then later reporting as PSU students via the Crawford County Health Department.  

Quarantine numbers are managed solely by the Crawford County Health Department. Numbers change daily.