Ontario premier Doug Ford has been laboured with having to break bad news and strict measures to Ontarians for weeks now, but today he had a bit of good news for children everywhere across Ontario.
In a very official statement, Ford confirmed that the Easter Bunny, the friendly rabbit that hides chocolates around the homes of families everywhere, will be authorized to work under Ontario law.
"I hereby confirm that the EASTER BUNNY is an essentials service provider and authorized to deliver Easter chocolate, candy and related treats to the children of Ontario," the statement reads.
"I also confirm that the EASTER BUNNY shall provide such services in compliance with all other Orders made under the Act, and shall not deliver Easter treats in parks, playgrounds and all other outdoor recreation amenities as described in Ontario Regulation 104/20 made under the Emergency and Civil Protection Act," it continues.
It's recommended that children stay six feet away from the Easter Bunny, as it's still not known whether some animals are immune to the virus.
Ford was asked in a video call by a young Ontarian if the Easter Bunny would be coming around with the coronavirus still looming.
Ford told the young boy that the Easter Bunny was deemed essential, on one condition.
"You have to save me at least one chocolate," said Ford. There was a mutual agreement between the two parties, and the video call ended.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault also declared earlier on Tuesday that the Tooth Fairy was an essential service.
"For the children asking, I can confirm that the tooth fairy now is on the list of essential service and is immune to the coronavirus," said the Quebec premier.
The Post Millennial reached out to Santa Claus to confirm whether or not he was deemed essential. As of the time of publishing, we have not heard back from Claus.