Gov. Janet Mills stands to honor an attendee during her State of the State address at the Capitol on Jan. 21.

AUGUSTA — If you see the Easter Bunny during your travels this weekend, it’s alright. The bunny has Gov. Janet Mills’ blessing.

Mills posted on Facebook Saturday the directive she signed allowing “friendly magical creates” including the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy to be deemed as providing “essential services.”

“May this bring hope and happiness to children and families across Maine during this difficult time,” Mills said.

On an Easter weekend celebrated against the backdrop of the coronavirus, church services across Maine and elsewhere have moved online.

The Easter egg hunt, an annual event marking both the religious holiday and the coming of spring, are now being held in different ways to address the need to follow social distancing guidelines.