Public schools throughout Missouri may soon get a rapid COVID-19 antigen test for students.

According to officials at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the tests can provide a result within 15 minutes.

They say that districts must request these tests by Wednesday at Noon to get one.

Already 180 districts across the state have submitted their request for the new tests.

DESE officials expect the tests to be delivered by the end of the month.

For more information on the tests, see below:

COVID ANTIGEN TEST