It’s come to this. . .

Instagram is now adding warnings to jokes, including this one a mom posted saying the family Elf on the Shelf has COVID-19 and has to quarantine:

The photo gets cut off, but here’s the warning:

Yes, they ARE serious:

Twitchy favorite Mary Katharine Ham joked that the mom isn’t an elf epidemiologist and it’s reckless:

People, DO NOT spread elf misinformation!

And we await Snopes to fact-check it and confirm that toys cannot get COVID-19: