Easter bunny makes house calls in Redlands during coronavirus pandemic – Redlands Daily Facts

  • Emma Hedge, 6, interacts with Easter Bunny Laura Loubriel at her home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Easter bunny Laura Loubriel prepares to hug 2-year-old Peter Allakkis while Redlands recreation staff visit her home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Photo by Milka Soko, collaborating photographer)

  • 2-year-old Peter Allakkis hits the nail on the head with the Easter Bunny (Laura Loubriel) when Redlands recreation staff visit his home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Andrew Allakkis, 5, reacts after finding candy during a visit by Redlands recreation staff to his home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Photo by Milka Soko, collaborating photographer)

  • Joman Allakis, 11, and brothers Peter, 2, and Andrew, 5, stand next to the Easter Bunny (Laura Loubriel) as their mother Rosele Ayoub takes a photo during the visit of the recreation staff of Redlands at her home in Redlands on Wednesday March 31, 2021. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Emma Hedge, 6, interacts with the Easter Bunny at her home when Redlands recreation staff visit her home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Andrew Allakkis, 5, chases Easter eggs after the Easter Bunny, and friends of Redlands recreation staff visit his home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Photo by Milka Soko, collaborating photographer)

  • Peter Allakkis, 2, finds an egg after the Easter Bunny and friends from the Redlands recreation staff visited his home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Photo by Milka Soko, collaborating photographer)

  • 2-year-old Peter Allakkis enjoys the Easter Bunny (Laura Loubriel) during a visit to his home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Photo by Milka Soko, collaborating photographer)

  • Andrew Allakkis, 5, and his brother Joman, 11, hunt Easter eggs after the Easter Bunny and friends visited their home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Photo by Milka Soko, collaborating photographer)

  • Emma Hedge, 6, hunts for Easter eggs after the Easter Bunny and friends visited her home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Photo by Milka Soko, collaborating photographer)

  • Peter Allakkis, 2, and his brother Joman, 11, hunt Easter eggs after the Easter Bunny and friends visited their home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Photo by Milka Soko, collaborating photographer)

  • Emma Hedge, 6, greets the Easter Bunny (Laura Loubriel) when Redlands recreation staff visit her home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Easter Bunny (Laura Loubriel) is presented by Redlands Recreation Team Charlee Macomber during a front yard tour to residents of Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Emma Hedge, 6, interacts with the Easter Bunny (Laura Loubriel) during a visit by Redlands Recreation staff to her home in Redlands on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

The coronavirus pandemic cannot stop the jump.

The Easter Bunny began touring Redlands early this week with the help of staff from the town’s recreation division.

The bunny and his recreation staff assistants have been hiding eggs filled with treats in the city’s front yards starting Monday, March 29. Families had to make reservations for a rabbit visit.

The Hop-In is the latest in a series of events, such as the Halloween and Christmas drive-thru events, that the city sponsored amid the pandemic to spread holiday cheer.

Alicia R. Rucker