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Pennsylvania Dept. of Health Requires All Snowmen Be Built 6 Feet Apart

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As a major snowstorm dumps more than a foot of snow over a large swath of Pennsylvania, children across the state are beginning to think about going out and playing in it.

Inevitably, those frolicking children are going to try and build a snowman or two.

But the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health has an important safety reminder for those kiddos — Keep all snowmen at least 6 feet apart.

Data from contact tracing investigations shows that snowmen built closer than 6 feet together are more likely to spread the COVID to each other. And snowmen don’t have access to the kind of medical care necessary to treat symptoms of the virus.

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Further, if snowmen must be built, use liberal amounts of hand sanitizer on all buttons, carrots, sticks and chunks of coal as data shows these three items are known carriers of the novel coronavirus.

“The virus is just lurking, waiting for snowmen to get together,” Governor Tom Wolf might have said if this were a real story.

In lieu of building an actual snowman, children are encouraged to build a virtual snowman.

Children who build snowmen closer than 6 feet together, along with the parents who condone this type of reckless behavior, are subject to severe fines and possible imprisonment. PennDOT officials will be on the lookout for improperly distanced snowmen.


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  1. Ryles

    December 16, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Additionally, all snowmen must wear prophylactic-type facemasks, adequately covering the carrot nose. No exemptions for snowmen of Catholic denominations.

  2. Geralynn matta

    December 17, 2020 at 8:07 am

    If you happen to build a snow woman insure the nose is an orange instead of a carrot. The orange will duel purpose vitamin c for her immune system and a female condom will fit for the mask.

    • Geralynn matta

      December 17, 2020 at 8:34 am

      I must add- Just because oranges and carrots are both orange and your prejudice- No exceptions -no contact. You’ll just have to give your snowman a snowblower:)

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