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PSU Asks Students to Limit Off Campus Gatherings


Pittsburg State University is asking students to limit off-campus gatherings as they appear to have contributed to an increase in positive cases of COVID-19. Since the start of classes on August 17th, the health center at Pitt State has tested 39 students, with 15 testing positive. The student health center is currently monitoring 34 COVID-positive students in isolation, and an additional 70 in quarantine as identified as close contacts of those infected. 


In the past week, infection rates have escalated quickly among the 18-25 age group in Crawford County. On August 17th, the county had 34 active cases in isolation and 77 close contacts in quarantine. As of their most recent update the numbers have jumped to 100 positive cases in isolation and an additional 400+ close contacts in quarantine.


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