As the number of new COVID-19 cases in the province plateaus, Premier Legault and his government are now looking at whether to extend the upcoming Quebec winter break to make "a kind of quarantine" for students after the holidays.\n"Our great obsession [...] is what are we going to able to do for the holiday season," the premier said during a Tuesday press conference, explaining that more instructions for the public, as well as schools, are on the way.\nEditor's Choice: Legault Says Quebec May Return To 'Almost Normal' By Summer 2021\n\n\n“\n\n\nThere is hope. We're in the process of winning the battle against the second wave.\n\n\nPremier François Legault\n\n\n\n"To be very transparent, what we're looking at is to extend the vacation a bit after Christmas and New Year's Day."\nLegault suggested that this extra time off could limit infections after any family gatherings that might occur during the holidays.\nHe also made clear that the government hadn't yet decided what permissible gathering sizes could be.\n"We have a mission [...] over the course of the next few weeks. If we want to give a chance to be able to have as much family [together] as possible during the holidays, it's necessary to make efforts from now to Christmas" to control the contagion, he said.\nNews of the possible winter break extension comes after the premier admitted that his government was considering closing schools for a limited period of time.\n"For me, it remains the last [resort]," he said on November 12. "But we can't exclude any solutions."