There are no plans to shut down schools, but a longer break might be in store for children. 

The Province of Manitoba is looking at extending Christmas break this year.

Premier Brian Palliser and Dr. Brent Roussin say the province is looking at extending holidays.

The main purpose would be to prevent possible cases of the virus from entering schools following possible community spread. Roussin says while the province is seeing COVID cases in schools, for the most part, it is from community spread, not school spread.

Pallister says the Education Minister, Kalvin Goertzen would be making the decision. Pallister did not say when this decision will be made.

The break is currently scheduled to last from December 19 to January 3.