8-25-21 University resumes COVID-19 reporting 

With the start of a new academic year, Pittsburg State University has resumed reporting COVID-19 testing and case data.  

Testing began on Aug. 13 with Move-In Weekend for University Housing. Of the 817 on-campus students required to meet compliance, 635 met it prior to or at check-in in one of three ways: 444 provided proof they were fully vaccinated, 46 provided proof they had a history of COVID-19, and 145 provided proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of moving in. 

The remaining students were required to complete a COVID-19 test at the Bryant Student Health Center; of 179 tested, three were positive. 

PSU reported nine positive COVID-19 cases of the 49 symptomatic students who were tested at Bryant Student Health Center since classes began Aug. 16. Currently, 17 students are in isolation.     

In the same period, no faculty or staff members reported an infection, or are in quarantine. 

The NCAA no longer mandates testing of student-athletes. Intercollegiate Athletics at Pitt State will test as needed and per recommendations from health officials.   

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.