November. The holiday spirit (bah humbug?) starts kicking in.

Families and friends gather together for Thanksgiving…via computer.

Say what?

The Associated Press reports health officials are outlining a scenario in which large Thanksgiving gatherings would be highly unadvisable.

And take a guess which group of people could start the proverbial snowball rolling downhill?

Yup, students.

As more schools open for in-person instruction and more college students return to campuses, small clusters of cases could widen into outbreaks in late September. Public fatigue over mask rules and other restrictions could stymie efforts to slow these infections.