The COVID19 (coronavirus) pandemic has forced a lot of changes in our habits and way of life. Former office workers are working from home in order to practice the recommended social distancing necessary to flatten the curve.
Sadly, many workers have also been laid off and have applied for unemployment benefits to weather the economic fallout of this pandemic.
But humans are also more resilient than we think. Amateur and professional comedians, parents who are new to working at home, and many others are preserving their sense of humor as we all adjust to our new normal. Here are some memes that stand out, and will hopefully give you a laugh as you hunker down.
15. This Tic Tac Toe Game
“How’s nationwide self-quarantine going?” pic.twitter.com/oP7sdQiUPA
— Tom Brady Stan Account (@MatthewFoldi) March 14, 2020
14. Please DO NOT Start a Podcast
She has a point!
Stay safe friends x pic.twitter.com/krUBYLoewn
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) March 16, 2020
13. This Reminder To Wash Your Hands
(Just not like this!)
remember to wash your hands xox pic.twitter.com/YB7GH6zPtW
— Chris (Simpsons artist) (@getbentsaggy) March 4, 2020
12. Social Distancing With Swords
me, partying with all my swords at the swords festival
me, social distancing alone with my swords pic.twitter.com/8nlfVlD5Bf
— katherine morayati (@morayati) March 14, 2020
11. A Summary of Sensible Advice
MGMT have advice for times of crisis:
•Take only what you need from it
•A family of trees wanted to be haunted
— Alex Doenau (@Batrock) March 17, 2020
10. The State of Art Galleries During COVID19
9. Quarantine And The Living is Easy!
At least for whoever is lucky enough to isolate here.
self quarantine at my bosses house so far so good pic.twitter.com/CeEceDrXsg
— indie (@INDIEWASHERE) March 15, 2020
8. Check Out This Handy Guide to Hand Dryers!
Cartoonists are creating lovely humorous pieces of work.
a guide to paper-free hand dryers pic.twitter.com/rBJoS7wI5f
— Tommy Siegel (@TommySiegel) September 20, 2018
7. This Positive Take
Your grandparents were called to war. You’re being called to sit on your couch. You can do this. #QuarantineLife
— Sara Jefry (@SaraJefry) March 15, 2020
6. A Tired Kitty Gets Some Rest
— Lola The 3-Legged Cat (@LolaLegged) March 19, 2020
5. Letters From the Corona War
Straight from the front lines!
Letters to my mother during the Corona War of 2020. My hope is that my children’s children will read these and know what life was like. #coronapocolypse #coronavirus #Quarantine #QuarentineLife #quarantinememes #CoronaUsa #coronawar #letterstomymother #CivilWar pic.twitter.com/aIVwUY6Nq0
— Steve Poff (@stephenpoff21) March 19, 2020
4. A Sinister Reference to The Shining
Stay Home with Family, they said!
It’s safer for everyone, they said!
What could possibly go wrong?
— Ϯஐ รครรคfгครร Ϯஐ (@SassafrasSassy) March 18, 2020
3. The Brazilian #StayHomeChallenge
You’re supposed to kick a roll of toilet paper without letting it fall to the ground.
— Viny Prado (@WiniiPrado) March 19, 2020
2. Queen Elizabeth in Quarantine
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are staying at Windsor Castle as a precaution during the current pandemic. No visitors are allowed, especially you Boris. #coronavirus #staysafestayhome pic.twitter.com/5xzZwVkCPu
— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) March 19, 2020
1. A Make-Up Mask
Not meant as a protective device, but this could be a great art project for budding make-up arts that need a project while they stay home.
When you’ve got no mask supply. WE PAINT! & Hope to confuse the virus 🦠 #COVID2019 #stayhomechallenge #PerintahKawalanPergerakan #StaySafeStayHome #CoronavirusOutbreak #LockDownMalaysia pic.twitter.com/SO2bdhzbcD
— social bae ♡ (@flackitsman) March 18, 2020
We’re likely to see more of these memes as parents, unemployed folks, and performers come up with fun ways to try to make sure people have a laugh and stay safe. In the meantime, avoid going out if you have the option of working from home, and remember to wash your hands.
Are there any memes we missed? Drop them in the comments for some wholesome fun to keep our spirits up.