Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Brian Yearwood reported an all-time high of COVID-19 cases among Missouri students aged 5-11 in September.

"CPS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation continuously and closely and continues to collaborate with health professionals to put in place proper mitigation strategies," Yearwood said at a Columbia School Board meeting Thursday.

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