MU reverses plan, says students will return for classes after Thanksgiving break

In-person classes will continue after Thanksgiving break for students at the University of Missouri, a change from the University’s plan at the beginning of the semester after recent numbers show the active COVID-19 caseload among the student body has decreased.

The University of Missouri has decided to continue in-person classes after Thanksgiving break despite the concern of coronavirus cases surging upon students’ return to campus.

The fall semester at the University of Missouri will proceed as planned with in-person and hybrid classes continuing after Thanksgiving break, according to a Thursday announcement.

Since Sept. 5, the active caseload among the MU student body has decreased by nearly 90% from 683 to 70 active cases on Thursday, the announcement said.

“We’ve been very pleased with how our students, faculty and staff have responded to the new campus requirements,” said Mun Choi, UM System president and MU chancellor. “We have demonstrated that we can have in-person classes at Mizzou and do so safely.”