DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Now that shaking hands and giving hugs are out, some are wondering about what is acceptable during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to manners expert Elise McVeigh, an elbow is now an acceptable way to greet someone, as is a wave or a nod.READ MORE: Frisco Memorial Girls' And Boys' Basketball Teams No Longer The New Kids On The Block
When wearing a mask, be mindful of your body language, said body language specialist Leo Cardenas.
He also recommended using your hands to express yourself, since your mouth won’t be visible.READ MORE: Loophole In Federal Surprise Medical Bill Ban Leaves Patients At Risk Of High, Unexpected Ambulance Bills
If you’re invited to someone’s house, McVeigh said be prepared to mask up and stay outside unless you’re invited inside.
And if someone makes you uncomfortable, she said to choose humor as a way to diffuse the situation.
“If it gets to be that uncomfortable, I would just say, ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t want you to get sick from me, just in case. So that’s why I’m just back here, six feet. Okay, we’re good,” and just be sort of light-hearted about it,” McVeigh said.MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting In Forest Hill
McVeigh also added that if you don’t know someone’s comfort level, don’t be afraid to ask.