The CDC is kicking off a “First of it’s Kind” COVID 19 student study at numerous K-12 schools throughout the state today (Monday).

Missouri’s top Doctor Randall Williams says the state pitched the idea to the CDC and that two groups of students will be tested over a 30-day period.

The other group being tested are students considered close contacts that are required to Quarantine for 14 days, regardless of if they wore a mask or not.

KRMS News did reach out to see what schools were on the list, but our calls were not returned.

Dr. Williams says the results of the study will be published once it’s complete.