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Cuomo: Santa Claus Can Skip Mandatory Quarantine Thanks to Waiver from Dept of Health

Cuomo: Santa Claus Granted Department of Health Waiver to Travel to New York for Christmas

Today, word came that Good ‘Ole Saint Nick WILL BE ALLOWED to come into New York State through a waiver issued him by the Department of Health.

This means that Santa won’t have to go through the mandatory 14 Day Quarantine period.

In case anyone’s curious, he’ll be the only one flying overhead in a sleigh.

We’ve reached out to Rudolph, Prancer and a few of the other reindeer…They have no comment.

Merry Xmas!

Below is the video of Cuomo speaking of the above followed by the corresponding transcript.

Governor Cuomo:

“We had a request for a waiver of quarantine. We normally do not do waivers of quarantine. It’s unfortunate that we’re in this situation, but people from other states that have a higher infection rate, what we’re dealing with the U.K. now. As I said, no state is an island, so you have to protect yourself and that’s what the quarantine rules did. But we have an unusual request, but DOH has been considering it for the past few days and they have actually granted the request. Santa Claus asked for an exception for the 14-day quarantine requirement because it would be impractical for him to be in the state and then quarantine and still get all his gifts delivered on time. DOH was flexible. They have granted the quarantine waiver, but Santa is required to wear a mask this year. I think you will still be able to recognize him even though he’ll be wearing a mask because he does have a fairly distinct outfit that he wears, plus his body style is fairly distinct. So, I don’t think there will be any issue in identifying Santa this year. He’ll be able to do his job, but do it safely because he’ll be wearing a mask. So, thank you, Dr. Zucker — I think that was a creative outcome to that waiver request.”

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