(Rolla)–Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla plans to resume on-campus classes following Thanksgiving break. Missouri S&T Chancellor Mo Dehghani announced Sunday night. In an email to campus, Dehghani cited the relatively low incidence of COVID-19 cases among the university population as a reason for returning to campus “to complete this semester as planned – with a return to our current model of in-person, hybrid and online learning after the Thanksgiving break.” He also urged students, faculty, and staff to take “even greater precautions against the spread of COVID-19.” As of last Friday, November 15th, Missouri S&T had 61 reported active cases out of a university community of 9,027 students, faculty, and staff. That translates to 0.68% of the university community, Dehghani noted in the email. In his message, Dehghani also announced the cancellation of his annual holiday brunch for campus and urged students, faculty, and staff to refrain from planning holiday gatherings of any kind, on or off-campus. He encouraged students who need to adjust their schedules after Thanksgiving break to notify instructors as soon as possible. Thanksgiving break for Missouri S&T students begins Monday, November 23rd. Classes resume the following Monday, November 30th. The semester ends Friday, December 18th.