Visiting Santa during a pandemic

Cabela's "Santa's Wonderland" looked different this year as visitors had their temperatures checked and were separated from Santa with a regularly-cleaned plexiglass barrier due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Fisher Rayder, 4, pressed his face against the glass while visiting "Santa Scott" at the Woodbury Cabela's."It's a different world, said their mother, Heidi Rayder of Apple Valley, of the health precautions being taken by Cabela's due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "The kids seem to roll with it and make the best of it. We can learn from them."
Shannon Mueller, of Husdon, Wis., walked up to "Santa Scott," with her bashful 2-year old, Porter, and 5-month old, Rylan, before taking photos at the Cabela's in Woodbury. "It's a little different," Mueller said of the temperature checks, plexiglass barrier, and contact-free experience with Santa. "But I think being with Santa never loses its magic for the kids."
Lincoln Rayder, 2, and his older brother, Fisher, 4, right, reached out to touch the plexiglass barrier between them an "Santa Scott" at Cabela's in Woodbury.
Madelyn Moran, 6-months old, had her first experince with Santa while separated by a plexiglass barrier at Cabela's. "It will be interesting explaining to her one day why Santa's wearing PPE," said her father, Andy Moran.
Cabela's employee Julie Hartman disinfected the plexiglass barrier separating "Santa Scott" from families at "Santa's Wonderland.
Cabela's employee Evan Vang, of St. Paul, took the temperature of Madison Lien, 8, and her brother Keegan, 2, before they were allowed to visit with Santa at Cabela's.
"Santa Scott," of Minneapolis, wore a face shield and was separated from families by a large plexiglass barrier.
Michael Debruzzi, 5, held a letter he wrote to Santa after taking photos at Cabela's in Woodbury.
Chase Krey, 3, peeked behind the plexiglass barrier to get an unobstructed view of "Santa Scott."
Shannon Mueller, of Husdon, Wis., took photos with "Santa Scott," while sitting beside her 2-year old son, Porter, and holding her 5-month old, Rylan, at the Cabela's in Woodbury "It's a little different," Mueller said of the temperature checks, plexiglass barrier, and contact-free experience with Santa. But I think being with Santa never loses its magic for the kids."
Fisher Rayder, 4, reached out to touch the plexiglass barrier while visiting Santa Wednesday night with his younger brother and parents.
Cabela's employee Julie Hartman stood ready to sanitize surfaces after Andy and Jackie Moran took photos with their 6-month old, Madelyn, with Santa.