The coronavirus is sweeping the globe – and stars want you to take it seriously.
As some people continue to gather in groups, celebrities have taken to social media to warn their fans to stay indoors, practice social distancing, and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Some celebrities, like Taylor Swift, are taking a gentle approach. In a recent Instagram story, she posted “Guys, I follow you online and I love you guys so much and need to express my concern that things aren’t being taken seriously enough right now.” Others, like Ariana Grande, are more blunt about it: "like your hip hop yoga class can fucking wait i promise."
From offering safety and hand-washing tips to recommending which shows to binge watch, stars are flooding social media with tips to get through the crisis. Meanwhile, other celebs like Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, and Game of Thrones' Kristofer Hivju are using social media to update their fans after testing positive for coronavirus.
Check out the celebs who are trying to #flattenthecurve below:
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) March 18, 2020
like your hip hop yoga class can fucking wait i promise
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 15, 2020
Staying home is my super power ✌🏼 and urs!Please every1 take care of yourself,ur loved ones and us all. The sooner we all stay home & keep ourselves from catching this Very contagious virus🦠the sooner we can go back to our lives🙏🏼❤#WeAreAllOne pic.twitter.com/F7CBrKiP2b
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 16, 2020
Billie talks about the coronavirus on her Instagram stories pic.twitter.com/TAwRPRfaAD
— Billie Eilish Updates (@eilishupdates) March 16, 2020
Joe Jonas and Sophie turner have something to say to the idiots who don’t care about health pic.twitter.com/DeM8xZeveN
— rebecca (@rxbecca_k) March 20, 2020
it’s incredibly difficult to make smart decisions while panicking , but think twice before following the fear and being inconsiderate. There is enough to go around if we take care of one another. This is a beautiful time to LEAD!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 15, 2020
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#IStayHomeFor @kikkosedg! Hey everybody, it’s now so important to stay home and keep our distance from others if you are able. It’s one way we can help prevent the spread of #Coronavirus and save lives. The more of us who can, make it safer for those who can’t. So if you’re home too like me, post a video or photo with a sign like mine, telling who you are staying home for and ask 6 friends to do the same. Post it with the hashtag #IStayHomeFor so I can see and share. The more folks involved, the merrier - We’re all connected by various degrees (Trust me, I know!) I’m kicking it off with @jimmyfallon @eltonjohn @Brandicarlile @kevinhart4real @ddlovato @davidbeckham - but I encourage YOU ALL to join in too! Let’s use this 6 Degree thing to do some good! . . . . #Corona #Coronavirus #StayHome #StaySafe #6Degrees #ThinkingOfYou #SpreadTheWord
Social Distancing is the most important thing! Please take it seriously pic.twitter.com/sagtAZUMXQ
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 23, 2020
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 16, 2020
“To all you young millennial assholes that keep going out and partying: GO HOME. Stop killing old people please.” - Hilary Duff pic.twitter.com/CE8O8Tvf1X
— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) March 16, 2020
Every single person matters.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 16, 2020
Stay home and have a lil me time. pic.twitter.com/D8Kim5Acmc
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) March 12, 2020
These tweets are from Italy 2 weeks ago. 10 days later, the entire country was in lockdown. We are on the exact same path.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 15, 2020
Tuesday is St. Patrick's Day. Please, for the sake of your friends, family, community and country, stay home. Do not go out to the bars. In fact, right now, every one should be avoiding crowded, public places wherever possible. #FlattenTheCurve
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 14, 2020
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) March 11, 2020
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Greetings from Norway! Sorry to say that I, today, have tested positive for COVID19, Corona virus. My familiy and I are self-isolating at home for as long as it takes. We are in good health - I only have mild symptoms of a cold. There are people at higher risk for who this virus might be a devastating diagnosis, so I urge all of you to be extremely careful; wash your hands, keep 1,5 meters distance from others, go in quarantine; just do everything you can to stop the virus from spreading. Together we can fight this virus and avert a crisis at our hospitals. Please take care of each other, keep your distance, and stay healthy! Please visit your country's Center for Disease Control's website, and follow the regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves, but our entire community, and especially those at risk like the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. @grymolvaerhivju #fightcorona #solidarity #takecare #folkehelseinstituttet Thanks to @panoramaagency
A Public Service Poem - from Judi Dench & Gyles Brandreth pic.twitter.com/jocgJtjvVd
— Gyles Brandreth (@GylesB1) March 15, 2020
Young “healthy” people. STOP going out — to bars/restaurants/etc — because our age groups (and specifically those of people in their 20’s) are the MOST likely to carry this and infect everyone else. Do the right thing. Stay home. Work remotely. Binge some shows. Be considerate. https://t.co/4pfJgw2o9j
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) March 14, 2020
I mean if you really want to binge, knock yourself out with this ever changing (and very personal) list. Come back in 83 days and let me know what you liked best. https://t.co/6hCHK9fqmo
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) March 14, 2020
We may be apart #socialdistancing, but we’re never alone. Stay strong, positive, connected,& healthy. Read,binge a show,clean a closet,exercise,draw,call a friend. Let’s use this as an opportunity to create, refresh,&reconnect. How’re you passing time? We’ll make it through. xx❦ pic.twitter.com/TIlzFSyuKr
— Katherine McNamara (@Kat_McNamara) March 16, 2020