An online petition on the National Assembly's website is calling for increased protocols and measures for faculty and students in schools across Quebec with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.\nAccording to the petition, "the protective measures in place in schools are insufficient and that the appearance of the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus (B117) can lead to more serious consequences for young people."\nEditor's Choice: Here's What Happened At Montreal's Anti-Curfew Protest Yesterday, According To The SPVM\n\n\n\n1,163\n\n\nSignatures on the petition at the time of writing this article.\n\n\nThe petition is asking for the following measures to be taken by the government:\n\n\nKeep schooling online when the rate of cases is 25/100,000 people or more per day.\n\n\nMake online schooling available for any parent or student who requests it at any time.\n\n\nOnce the transmission rate is below 25/100,000 people per day, reopen schools in a gradual fashion.\n\n\nProvide each classroom with a CO2 detector and an air purifier with HEPA filters, as well as prohibiting the use of rooms without windows.\n\n\nAlways maintain social distancing of two metres. \n\n\nAdminister weekly rapid saliva tests for all faculty and students.\n\n\nProvide PPE for all faculty and students.\n\n\nMake the wearing of masks mandatory from preschool onwards.\n\n\nPrioritize teachers and school faculty for the vaccine following health care professionals.\n\n\nOn Friday, January 8, the Ministry of Education announced new measures being taken as students prepare to return to class, including establishing a tutoring program, cancelling exams and providing computers for all. New health measures were also introduced.\n\nDespite the province-wide lockdown and imposed curfew hours, schools will remain open. Primary schools will return to class on January 11, while secondary and vocational schools return on January 18.\nAt the time of writing this article, the petition had 1,163 signatures.\nThe petition will remain open until January 26, 2021.