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Gov. Bullock declares Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy to be essential workers

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 18:48:24-04

In a press conference Thursday, Gov. Steve Bullock declared the work of "magical entities" including, but not limited to, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy to be essential services.

Gov. Bullock said these entities are allowed to travel freely into and across the Treasure State to perform their magical tasks.

"Magical entities certainly do perform services outside the scope of human ability," Bullock said. "I think we can all recognize that the Easter Bunny does perform essential services of hiding Easter eggs, supporting the chocolate industry, bringing springtime joy to Montanans all over the state."

Bullock also directed that dental services, including magical ones, are essential services, "especially during a time of increased consumption of chocolate eggs, yellow Peeps, and other related spring treats."

"The Tooth Fairy is uniquely qualified to perform the service of lost tooth collection to remit payment for lost baby teeth," the Governor said.

Magicial entities will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines as they perform their work over Easter weekend.

Gov. Bullock also said that any parent with a child who has a birthday during the stay-at-home order can email governor@mt.gov and receive a personalized birthday video from the Governor and Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney.

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