In preparation for fall and winter sports, baseline asymptomatic testing of student-athletes, coaches, managers, and trainers began this week at Pittsburg State University. So far, 193 have been tested, with six positives. PSU Intercollegiate Athletics Director Jim Johnson says testing is mandated by the NCAA. In the past seven days, 20 symptomatic students were tested on campus with four testing positive. Quarantine numbers remain about the same as the previous seven-day period at approximately 50 students.
PSU COVID-19 Case Manager Taylor Panczer says more students are testing off campus and that combined with the asymptomatic athletics testing, meant isolation numbers rose from three to 21 in the past seven days, while testing conducted on campus fell for the sixth straight week.