Mizzou announces students will resume in-person classes after Thanksgiving Break.
The university released a statement on Thursday saying the decision was made based on decreasing COVID-19 cases on campus. Other factors were also considered, such as a lack of internet access for students living in rural areas or low-income households and the need for students with part-time jobs to remain in Columbia.
MU spokesman Christian Basi says the university is encouraging students to limit their travel over the break, asking them to stay in Columbia so they don’t interact with at-risk family members.
Residence halls will remain open based on student need. And the university is planning Thanksgiving celebrations for those who stay.
A number of universities announced earlier this year that students will go virtual after Thanksgiving, including Lincoln University.