The Brief: COVID-19 memes showcase the various ways people are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic from hand washing to social isolation to panic buying toilet paper.


In the most 2020 fashion, many people are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic by creating and sharing COVID-19 memes. In times of crisis, humor can be a valuable coping mechanism.  While some COVID-19 memes may be insensitive to the seriousness of the situation at hand, others such as hand-washing lyric memes and don’t touch your face memes can provide helpful information in fun, digitally shareable ways.

As millions of people are staying at home to stop the spread of the virus, they’re finding more free time on their hands, which for some includes time to make memes. Here are 16 COVID-19/Coronavirus memes that cover topics such as hand sanitizer hoarding, flawed healthcare systems, collective panic, the loneliness of social distancing, and more.

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some friendly dos/donts

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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia.

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mama always said, wash your hands for 20 seconds

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my absolute vibe

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An I meet someone meme:

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Come back

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Wow everyone is stepping up

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caleb, grow up | credit/permission: @calebsaysthings

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It’s corona time from CoronavirusMemes

Be sure to thank your grocery store employees, as per this Drake no/yes meme:

The Real Heroes right now from CoronavirusMemes

A COVID-19 meme for those who stocked up on toilet paper but not on food:

Bog roll for breakfast, lunch and dinner. from CoronavirusMemes


Free healthcare who? from CoronavirusMemes

Health tip for Corona from CoronavirusMemes

I believe in you. from CoronavirusMemes

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who doesn’t know what DIVOC is going on…

As quarantines and self-isolation continue, the onslaught of COVID-19 memes shows no sign of slowing, indicating that humor and commiseration are popular ways to pass the time during a global crisis.