Legault announced Monday that the government will slightly expand the list of essential services in Quebec.\nA complete list of affected businesses is forthcoming, but Legault specifically highlighted housing construction.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe Quebec government will add some jobs to the list of essential services. Premier Legault announced these changes on Monday at his daily press briefing. "We have agreed, with both labour and management, to add a few jobs that will be reopened," he explained.\nA complete list of the affected businesses is forthcoming, but the Premier specifically highlighted housing construction, though it's unclear to what extent.\nThe Journal de Montréal further reports that garages, landscaping and gardening services, and mining will be back in operation as of April 15.\nIt was especially important for the government to reinitiate residential construction, said Legault. "We do not want to add a housing crisis over the current crisis"\n"We made sure, with public health, that all the protocols are in place to protect these employees — that they always stay two meters from each other, among other things."\nThese services will join dozens of others already on the list of enterprises that have remained in operation since the closure of non-essential businesses in March.\nOn April 5, the government extended these closures to May 4.\n"It should be noted that all businesses can always engage in teleworking and e-commerce," the list of essential services explains.\nL’urgence pour nous en ce moment, c’est de prendre soin des plus vulnérables. C’est notre mission prioritaire. C’est là-dessus qu’on se concentre.🎥Suivez notre point de presse en direct 👇https://t.co/s3K10HIQxe— François Legault (@francoislegault) April 13, 2020\nAdditionally, "businesses that provide non-essential services, excluding stores, can maintain minimal operations to ensure the resumption of their activities, bearing in mind the directives issued by public health authorities."\nREAD ALSO: The Sûreté du Québec Says You Should Even Avoid Car Rides Unless They're Essential\nMany essential workers, meanwhile, are getting a temporary salary bump.\nThose making less than $2,000/month can apply to receive a bonus of $1,600 over four months from the government.\nHealth care professionals working directly with infected individuals will also see an increase in pay.\nLa SST des travailleurs essentiels est notre priorité. On veut qu’ils puissent effectuer leurs tâches en toute quiétude et avec une rémunération appropriée. Je tiens à leur témoigner ma reconnaissance et ma gratitude. Votre travail est plus que jamais important ! @EricGirardMFQ https://t.co/rkKChqoQWv— Jean Boulet (@JeanBoulet10) April 3, 2020\nLegault also hopes that salary increases, temporary as they are, will potentially attract more people to work in residential care facilities.\nAs of April 13, Quebec has over 13,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.\n#COVID19 - Au Québec, en date du 13 avril 2020 à 13h, la situation est la suivante :13 557 cas confirmés118 013 analyses négatives (cas infirmés)879 personnes hospitalisées360 décèsPour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec : https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) April 13, 2020\n"I say to everyone: have courage, the beautiful days will return," assured Legault.\nStay tuned for more updates on the ongoing health crisis in Quebec.