🦠 Coronavirus

List of Coronavirus-related emojis.

The latest strain of coronavirus is known as COVID-19, and often represented using the πŸ¦  Microbe emoji or more broadly with πŸ˜· Face with Medical Mask.

Both of these emojis have seen a considerable rise in use which correlates with the spread of COVID-19, according to a recent Emojipedia analysis. Further analysis has shown a rise in the use of πŸ›’ Shopping Cart and a drop in βœˆοΈ Airplane.

In some regions the combination of πŸ‘‘ Crown and πŸ¦  Microbe have been used in sequence to represent Coronavirus: πŸ‘‘πŸ¦   (crown = 'corona' in languages such as Spanish and Italian).

Hand Washing

Hand washing is commonly represented using πŸ§Ό Soap or 🧴 Lotion Bottle in combination with hand-gesture emojis. The World Health Organization recommends soap or liquid soap instead of alcohol-based handrub, where possible.

🚩 Note: Given World Health Organization advice and the ambiguity of the contents of the 🧴 Lotion Bottle emoji, Emojipedia recommends using πŸ§Ό Soap to indicate washing or cleanliness.

Suggested hand-washing sequences include many of the following emojis:

These emojis can be used in sequence to represent various types of hand washing:

Other sequences to represent washing hands:


Suggested Behaviors

In order to minimize the spread of disease, suggested behavioral changes include:

🚩 Note: Consult local advise for specific rules, regulations and best practices as these vary considerably by region.

Social Distancing

Keeping a physical distance from others can be represented by the use of the πŸš« Prohibited emoji in sequence with other emojis including:

Keeping a safe distance between others in public can help prevent the spread of disease. Many countries recommend keeping a distance of two meters or six feet from others. This can be represented as:

🚩 Note: Consult local advise for specific rules, regulations and best practices as these vary considerably by region.

Warning System

Some countries use a form of warning system to represent various stages of recovery. This may take the form of a traffic-light system:

Regions employing a traffic-light system to represent stages may use more than just three colors. Individual colors may represent many phases or stages of restriction:

Another form of restriction in various countries are numbered stages reflecting rates of infection or level of community limitations required.

πŸ”¬ Testing and tracing

Various approaches are used internationally to test the spread of COVID-19. These can be represented in ways such as:

πŸ‘‹ Alternative Greetings

While digital greetings cannot spread disease the same way that physical greetings do, emojis for limited-contact greetings can encourage good public social practices.

πŸ§‘‍βš•οΈ Medical Emojis

General medical, health and hygiene-related emojis include:

🐦 Twitter

On Twitter, the hashtag #SafeHands displays a custom hand-washing emoji as of March 2020.

▢️ YouTube

YouTube has custom emotes which were released in March 2020. These work in comments for livestreams and include: