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Testing results in on PSU dormitory students

Testing results are in for students moving into University Housing at Pittsburg State University.

Of 746 students tested for COVID-19 at Pittsburg State University in the past week, 11 were positive, the university announced today.

Part of the testing was done on early arrivals coming for band camp, athletics, sorority rush, and other activities last week. The majority of testing was done Friday through Sunday as part of the Move-In Day process.

The tests, conducted via saliva samples, were sent to a lab in Parsons for 24-hour results, according to Taylor Panczer, PSU COVID-19 case manager.

In addition to the 11 who tested positive, nine were deemed “close contacts” and 11 are pending results, Panczer said.

Those who tested positive either returned home or moved off campus to alternative housing.The university is awaiting test results on some samples collected Sunday.

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