Trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus, many governments across the globe are imposing strict quarantine regulations. However, sitting within your four walls 24/7 can take a toll on any of us.

So, to let everyone know we're in this together and relieve the tension during these difficult times, some people have been making funny signs to describe their everyday reality of living in isolation. From birthday announcements to shopping requests, Bored Panda has collected some of the most amusing quarantine signs, showing that the pandemic hasn't destroyed our spirits yet.

#1

He’s Got A Point

He’s Got A Point

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Human #1,232,867
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1 year ago

Not ignoring. Putting him to Jail, forcing him to write a denial and later died of the very same virus he was warning people.

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused many things to happen, some predictable, others not so much. European leaders have confined people at home and their approval ratings soared. Some right-wing politicians have temporarily socialized their national economies. And as the world faces arguably the worst global health crisis in a hundred years, there's been a mass outpouring of jokes and general silliness. Even if we are scared, we're coping with our fears through laughter.

#2

Anyone, No?

Anyone, No?

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Clove Kentwell
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1 year ago

That is too funny.

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According to Tom McTague, the why of humor has long been a mystery. "For ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, it was a dangerous phenomenon, something that had the potential to undermine authority and the good order of society. Laughing at those in charge was a serious issue then (and still remains the case in more autocratic parts of the world). Today, in democratic societies, we know the importance of mocking those with power, and we celebrate it, on Saturday Night Live in the United States and Have I Got News for You in Britain," McTague explained in The Atlantic.

#3

Strict Dad

Strict Dad

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

The poor kids face at the end lol.

Boudica
Community Member
1 year ago

He is really feeling it - bless him!

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Hazel King
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet the principal dad is actually really nice

NAS
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok people, it seems that some of our bored panda friends commenting here do not understand that this is a STAGED photo. Principal dad here is giving them the ol'stinkeye just for the photo. So calm down, and just enjoy the picture.

Henry C Myers
Community Member
1 year ago

im quarantined with college professors :(

Foock Auff
Community Member
1 year ago

But they will be 100% ready when they return to school in the fall/2021 -- no way the principal's kids can fall behind!! (To those saying they look sad, I'm pretty sure it's staged :) They all have the same R-B-F hahahaha)

Hazel King
Community Member
1 year ago

All except for the littlest one! He’s adorable!

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Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

Principal? He looks like the gym teacher!

Barn Owl Hedwig
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, he does.

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Queen Jackson.
Community Member
1 year ago

At least you aren’t wearing men’s size 13 Nikes...cause you aren’t wearing shoes

Queen Jackson.
Community Member
1 year ago

Cause you’re not an Essential workers, get it!

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Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't feel bad for them, teachers' kids get away with more

Ashleigh Gunty
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my God, no I did not.

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Shart
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like south park's pc principal...thats a microaggression

Natalie Welday
Community Member
1 year ago

OML i cant stand it with my mom

JAYDEN PHILLIPS
Community Member
1 year ago

The principal can just ask the teachers if they did their work😂

Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagined being quarantined with someone trying to keep up their social media followers... this one is benign, but could you imagine living with an "influencer"

Schern Hanley
Community Member
1 year ago

ah bless, love you guys

Carole Reid
Community Member
1 year ago

The little one's face.

Mark Kitson
Community Member
1 month ago

You just know they are suffering

Carol Wilson
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1 year ago

Janet Salisbury
Community Member
1 year ago

oh my, their father's the principle

Hunter Bradley
Community Member
1 year ago

oof

CHUA YEE HWEE
Community Member
1 year ago

poor kids! their dad is da principal of THEIR school(dats wut I interpreted)

Jayne Sargent
Community Member
1 year ago

Translation: WE ARE HOSTAGES. SEND HELP!

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
1 year ago

Awesome! LOL!

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
1 year ago

But Dad is raising gentlemen. Too cute!

Someone youdontknow
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh no... poor children

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

they look so downtrodden

SpillTheTea
Community Member
1 year ago

They look unamused

Kayden Yan
Community Member
1 year ago

they all look so depressed

Cee Mor
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh those eyes....adorable!

Hermione Granger-Malfoy
Community Member
1 year ago

The little one tho :(

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
1 year ago

Ha! The dad's face!

Elizabeth Fischer
Community Member
1 year ago

I wouldn't think being the kids of the principal is good at any time! Sorta like being a PK!

backatya
Community Member
1 year ago

Daaaamn

Aileen Cann
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel for you boys. No getting expelled from this school.

RyryKat .happy
Community Member
1 year ago

Those kids need a hug

Amylee Papai
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh no!!

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
1 year ago

Hilarious!

*Clears throat*
Community Member
1 year ago

Not doing to well in school, so if this happened, ooohhhh boyyyy

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 year ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

JLaw
Community Member
1 year ago

Urgh! That's the worst!

Lexi Serrano
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG THAT WOULD SUCK HAVING TO BE HOME FOR A WHOLE YEAR IN QUARANTINE WITH THE PRINCIPAL!!! AND HAVING TO DO HOMEWORK!!!

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago

The bad thing is these kids actually look really sad. Not just joking/sad.

Bengü Taşkesen
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, that's what I thought, too.

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However, the writer thinks humor is more than thumbing our noses at power. "It is slapstick as much as satire, a man hitting another man with a frying pan; Kevin McCallister terrorizing Harry and Marv; Ross, Rachel and Chandler struggling to get a sofa up the stairs to Ross’s apartment."

The late Robert R. Provine, a professor at the University of Maryland who was of the world’s leading experts on laughter, said that laughter was our way of bonding. "Most people think of laughter as a simple response to comedy, or a cathartic mood-lifter," he wrote. "Instead … I concluded that laughter is primarily a social vocalization that binds people together." We laugh with others to give us “the pleasure of acceptance," Provine argued—to show that we are the same.

#4

My Parents Wouldn't Let Me In... Something About "Not Being On This List"

My Parents Wouldn't Let Me In... Something About "Not Being On This List"

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Theherplover
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1 year ago

The firefighters holding puppy's lol

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And when you think about it, it totally makes sense. Professor Naomi Eisenberger, a social psychologist at UCLA known for her research on how the brain behaves when it experiences social rejection and disconnect, told BBC that our current situation, with billions of people cut-off from their normal lives, is unprecedented. She pointed out the importance of people living alone trying to stay connected with those we care about.

Professor Stephanie Cacioppo, an expert in behavioural neuroscience and psychiatry at the University of Chicago, added that adjusting our mindset and expectations is key to avoiding feelings of loneliness.

"Right now you live alone. And right now you have no choice. So you can either scream all day long or make the most of it," Dr Cacioppo said.

Which is precisely what these people are doing through their signs. Consioucly or not, they're following these advice and connecting to one another in a time of isolation using humor. They're making the most out of it.

#5

The Sign At The Pizza Place I Go To

The Sign At The Pizza Place I Go To

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Clove Kentwell
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1 year ago

“The nice sign wasn’t working” 😂😂😂

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#6

My Local Shop Putting Up Signs Of 2011 Memes Due To The Lack Of Toiletpaper

My Local Shop Putting Up Signs Of 2011 Memes Due To The Lack Of Toiletpaper

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Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

This should be #1

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#7

Columbus, Oh

Columbus, Oh

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Hermione Granger
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1 year ago

Reload.

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#8

My Sister Sent Me A Picture Of My Newborn Niece For My Birthday, Since I Haven't Been Able To Meet Her Yet

My Sister Sent Me A Picture Of My Newborn Niece For My Birthday, Since I Haven't Been Able To Meet Her Yet

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Anouk Raemen
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1 year ago

I love these yodaslippers!

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#9

She Held Up A Sign In Her Window Saying She Needs More Beer, And Before Long She Was Suprised With 150 Cans Of Her Favorite Ale

She Held Up A Sign In Her Window Saying She Needs More Beer, And Before Long She Was Suprised With 150 Cans Of Her Favorite Ale

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Norart norart
Community Member
1 year ago

I think Hans is an "ill-flavoured" beer snob. She's 93 and she likes what she likes.

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#10

While Updating A Bathroom, I Left A Surprise Under The Floor For The Next Remodeler

While Updating A Bathroom, I Left A Surprise Under The Floor For The Next Remodeler

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Luna Lovegood
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1 year ago

This should be higher!

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#11

If You Have To Work, You Might As Well Enjoy It

If You Have To Work, You Might As Well Enjoy It

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Draco Malfoy
Community Member
1 year ago

I would do what he says! That last sentence doesn't look like a joke! XD

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#12

The Church In My Town Makes Me Laugh On A Weekly Basis

The Church In My Town Makes Me Laugh On A Weekly Basis

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Animal lover❤
Community Member
1 year ago

They've got a point

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#13

No Gloves

No Gloves

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Erin
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1 year ago

I absolutely LOVE this. These should be everywhere.

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#14

Free Cure

Free Cure

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Sheri Lattimer
Community Member
1 year ago

This is brilliant!

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#15

Advice From God

Advice From God

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Matthew Smith
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1 year ago

Straight to the point.

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#16

Quarantine Is Going Well In My Neighborhood

Quarantine Is Going Well In My Neighborhood

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
1 year ago

Women are getting validation that men would just die without help.

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#17

Spotted This In My City

Spotted This In My City

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

That’ll do it.

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#18

Saw This At The Dog Veterinarian Today

Saw This At The Dog Veterinarian Today

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Bored Birgit
Community Member
1 year ago

Revenge tastes so good.

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#19

The Joys Of Working From Home

The Joys Of Working From Home

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Clove Kentwell
Community Member
1 year ago

A piece of fruit. 😂

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#20

My Town’s Example Distances For Social Distancing

My Town’s Example Distances For Social Distancing

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Matias Ovando
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1 year ago

i like it 140638

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#21

We Are Living In An Unforeseen Circumstance

We Are Living In An Unforeseen Circumstance

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Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the irony of this.

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#22

Sun Ray Keeping It Real

Sun Ray Keeping It Real

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Matias Ovando
Community Member
1 year ago

wow

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#23

Saw This On My Walk Today

Saw This On My Walk Today

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PotterHead
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1 year ago

YASSS

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#24

My Neighbors Front Lawn Dad Joke

My Neighbors Front Lawn Dad Joke

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes to this 100 times.

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#25

My Township Has Some Funny Business Owners

My Township Has Some Funny Business Owners

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Jeff Sams
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1 year ago

I LOVE THAT MOVIE!

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#26

Stayin' Alive

Stayin' Alive

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Matthew Smith
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1 year ago

Why is this at #41?

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#27

Just Stop

Just Stop

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K.
Community Member
1 year ago

Amen!! Your productivity is stressing me out...but yeah I’ll follow suit the week before quarantine ends.

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#28

Poor Kid...

Poor Kid...

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kitty_player 03
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1 year ago

*HONK-HONK*

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#29

I Saw This At My Local CVS

I Saw This At My Local CVS

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kitty_player 03
Community Member
1 year ago

omg SO TRUE!

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#30

Days Since Pants

Days Since Pants

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Sunee Days
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1 year ago

15 days since Bra. i win.

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#31

Gentlemen’s Club In My Hometown For The Covid Sign Win

Gentlemen’s Club In My Hometown For The Covid Sign Win

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Please stop calling Gentlemen’s Clubs Gentlemen’s Clubs. Actual gentlemen do not enter such clubs.

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#32

Not Bad, Not Bad

Not Bad, Not Bad

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Foock Auff
Community Member
1 year ago

If god it truly everywhere... STAY THE F*CK HOME

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#33

Truth!

Truth!

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Madison Lam
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1 year ago

the hearts tho 🤣

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#34

Message From God

Message From God

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Clove Kentwell
Community Member
1 year ago

We have been having online church for a while now.

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#35

Day 7

Day 7

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Miss Cris
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1 year ago

Not free hugs anymore

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#36

Keep Your Distance

Keep Your Distance

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

An adult grey kangaroo or red kangaroo?

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#37

Love The Sense Of Humor Of This Sign Owner

Love The Sense Of Humor Of This Sign Owner

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

I've been spending way too many hours listening to Reddit stories on Youtube.

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#38

In The Spirit Of The Quarantine Season, I Decided To Have A Little Fun With My Pressure Washer

In The Spirit Of The Quarantine Season, I Decided To Have A Little Fun With My Pressure Washer

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Roadkill TheBrave
Community Member
1 year ago

Well hell, I don't know what impresses me more about this, how nice their handwriting is with a pressure washer wand (someone knows basic calligraphy), that they managed punctuation, or the fact that its so bright because of how badly that sidewalk needs cleaned. Every time I try to write with a pressure washer wand its a hot mess.

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#39

Welcome To Canada

Welcome To Canada

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Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
1 year ago

highschool music 2.0

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#40

My Neighbors Front Lawn Dad Joke

My Neighbors Front Lawn Dad Joke

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Nancy Doughty
Community Member
1 year ago

I know exactly what you mean!

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