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: Officials: 2 Missing Texas Kids Found Alive After Being Kidnapped By Registered Sex Offender
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: Small Business Owners Excited As Visitors Return, Pack The State Fair Of Texas
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: SMU Beats TCU 42-34 In 100th Meeting Of The Dallas-Area Rivals
McVeigh also added that if you don’t know someone’s comfort level, don’t be afraid to ask.