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Santa-Approved Guide to Elf Masks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Scout Elves! They have been planning and preparing all year long for their daily hide-and-seek celebrations with you. But this year, everyone is wondering if Santa’s most trusted helpers will be able to return as always to their families’ homes. Will Coronavirus keep them away? Do Scout Elves need to quarantine? Do they need to wear elf masks?

We checked with the Big Man in Red himself for the definitive answer to all your Scout Elf quarantine questions. Great news! Santa says, “All Scout Elves are 100% healthy and remain well at the North Pole. They are excited to return to the human world for a season of excitement and giggles. Since Scout Elves are magical beings from the North Pole, they do not get human sicknesses and do not need to quarantine!

Now that we’ve answered your biggest question and explained that Scout Elves can’t catch human sickness, it’s important for you to know that they are happy to honor the practices of their adopted, human families and they always set a good example! So, your Scout Elf might choose to quarantine or wear a mask when they first arrive to model safety protocols. After all, they love being a member of your family and want to help you stay safe and healthy!

If you think your Scout Elf might want to wear an elf mask or plan for a quarantine, here’s an easy elf mask printable. Leave it out for your Scout Elf, with the listed supplies to inspire their creativity.

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If your elf wishes to quarantine, here are a few effective elf quarantine ideas:

  1. Make your Scout Elf a special, comfy cozy spot. You can use a glass jar (with no lid), a doll house chair, or some fluffy cotton snow like a pallet for him or her to settle into. Even though your Scout Elf must still watch and report back to Santa, this gives them a safe spot to return to each morning.
  2. Make sure your Scout Elf can make a quarantine box, jar or pallet into a home while out of reach of little hands. Resting on a mantel, within the branches of a tall Christmas tree, or at the top of a bookshelf are excellent places for the elf to settle in for a long day’s work.
  3. Remember, although they like to set a good example, Scout Elves don’t have to remain in isolation for 14 days like humans. It could be just a few days or a few hours, in which they choose to model such good behavior.
  4. Mostly, Scout Elves want to remind you to be kind and think of others first, especially at Christmastime, which is why masks and quarantined moments are helpful in the first place.

You’ll be happy to know that the only time Scout Elves get under the weather is when Christmas Spirit is low, or if they are touched. Luckily you can find out how to restore an elf’s magic and what remedies will get your elf back on the job in a jingle bell jiffy!

Before you or your elf get to work recreating any of these inspirational photos, be sure to read these safety warnings. Santa wants to make sure everyone stays safe!