🦠 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.

In some regions the combination of πŸ‘‘ Crown and πŸ¦  Microbe are used in sequence to represent Coronavirus:

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:


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

Suggested Behaviors

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

Social Distancing

It is suggested that close contact with others should be limited. This can be represented by the use of the πŸš« Prohibited emoji in sequence with other recommended restrictions, including:

Keeping a safe distance between others in public can help prevent the spread of disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a distance of two meters (six feet). This can be represented as:

Alternative Greetings

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

Note that where complete social distancing is required, even an elbow-touch puts you in close proximity of others. A simple πŸ‘‹ Waving Hand provides a greeting that can be given from an appropriate distance.

Medical Emojis

General medical, health and hygiene-related emojis include: