The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be in Missouri Monday to begin a first-of-its-kind COVID-19 study within some K-12 schools. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams says the state pitched the study idea to the CDC. He says two groups of students will be tested for COVID-19 over a 30-day period.

The other group being tested are students considered close contact who are required to quarantine for 14 days, regardless of whether they were wearing a mask. Dr. Williams did not have information about the number of schools and which schools are involved. He says the results of the study will be published for the nation’s school systems to see.