Ontario’s emergency shutdown won’t disrupt the Easter Bunny’s delivery schedule, Ontario Premier Doug Ford confirmed.

Ford issued a directive Tuesday afternoon assuring Ontarians that as a delivery service provider, the Easter Bunny is exempt from the mandatory closures affecting most Ontario industries.

“I hereby confirm that the Easter Bunny is an essential service provider and authorized to deliver Easter chocolate, candy and related treats to the children of Ontario,” Ford’s confirmation of essential service said.

The directive comes the same day the Tooth Fairy evaded shutdown in neighbouring Quebec.

Premier Francois Legault assured Quebeckers that the Tooth Fairy was added to the essential services list.

“For the children asking, I can confirm that the Tooth Fairy is now included in essential services and is immune from Coronavirus,” said Legault. 

Both provinces decided in March to shut down all non-essential services in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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