Bay Bulls council deems Santa Claus essential worker

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The Bay Bulls town council has declared Santa Claus an essential worker, and granted him an exemption from the 14 day self-isolation rules associated with Covid-19 so as to not impede his movements on Christmas Eve.

“We have been working with Santa Claus for a number of weeks now, regarding his travel to communities and homes,” said Mayor Harold Mullowney. “It is important to tell the children of Bay Bulls that the town council has deemed Santa Claus' travel an essential service, and therefore he is exempt from the need to self-isolate for 14 days, and will be able to come in and out of your homes in Bay Bulls without having to restrict his movements.

“But, it is also important that the children of Bay Bulls go to bed early on Christmas Eve, because Santa Claus still does have to socially distance, and by having everyone tucked in their beds, we can make sure to keep Santa safe.” Earlier this month, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald also declared Santa Claus an essential worker, and said he would be permitted into the province to do his job.

A similar exemption was made by the province for the Easter Bunny this past spring.

Mark Squibb, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shoreline News