It’s that time of year again – where young couples pretend their pregnant on social media, your mom tries to scare you in the morning, or the kids claim they’ve been suspended. April Fools comes at an interesting time this year, where stress and anxiety are at an all-time high, and the world could use a laugh. That said, there is a big difference between light hearted jokes and distasteful exploitation of current events. Here is our Do’s and Don’ts for April Fools 2020:



  • Make people laugh
  • Play harmless, practical jokes
  • Have patients with jokes played on you
  • Stay on your toes!


  • Pretend to have COVID-19
  • Pretend that someone else has COVID-19
  • Joke about Coronavirus at all
  • Prank call restaurants
  • Prank call 911
  • Play dangerous pranks – hospitals are overwhelmed already
  • Believe anything right away
  • Sit down without looking first