Should Santa Claus and his reindeer be exempt from quarantine? Toronto's City Council sure thinks so.

Mayor John Tory seconded a motion by Councillor Paula Fletcher to deem Santa Claus an essential service.

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Santa will still be able to visit Canadian homes and make spirits bright.

City Of Toronto 

If passed, the motion, which is set to be reviewed on December 16, would allow Santa to travel freely to Toronto this Christmas.

"So that his annual mission safely delivering joy to children around the world is not in any way impinged," the City adds.

The recommendation adorably argues that Santa won't be hard to identify due to his signature red suit, hat and boots.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease for our southernly neighbours, has also advised that Father Christmas is actually immune to the disease. 

Several other countries including Ireland, Belgium and Australia have taken steps to exempt Kris Kringle from COVID-19 restrictions.

It's nice to know there's hope for even parts of the country that are in lockdown.

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