BOW, DON'T SHAKE!

Bow gently, don't shake hands!

BE SAFE. BE RESPONSIBLE.
REDUCE DISEASE TRANSMISSION.
#BowDontShake

Why bow?


The handshake adds a needless and dangerous vector for disease transmission, not only for Coronovirus (COVID19). With your help we can change this cultural practice to a safer, healthier alternative -- not only during the COVID-19 pandemic, but permanently in all healthcare settings.  A brief, slight bow is already understood throughout the world as a friendly respectful greeting.  See also how bowing compares with other handshake alternatives.

Posters -- print and post!

All of the following graphcs are CC0 licensed for free unlimited use.

Posters and other printables

Bow-Don't-Shake PDF download -
                  Horizontal- Yellow
PDF, in inches:
11x8.5   17x11   24x18   36x24
Bow-Don't-Shake PDF download - Vertical -
                  Yellow
PDF, in inches:
8.5x11   Not yet available: 11x17   18x24   24x36
Bow-Don't-Shake PDF download - Horizontal
                  - White
PDF, in inches:
11x8.5   17x11   24x18   36x24
Bow-Don't-Shake PDF download - Vertical -
                  White
PDF, in inches:
8.5x11   Not yet available: 11x17   18x24   24x36 

Other graphics

Bow, Don't Shake! - with website -
                  754x520 pixels With website URL, good for email and general use, PNG, sizes in pixels: 754x520   600x414
500x345   400x276
Bow, Don't Shake! Screen Saver - Yellow   Screen saver -
                  White
Screen saver, PNG 1600x900 pixels: yellow or white
Bowing in green
                  circle
Green circle bow, PNG, sizes in pixels: 341x335
Bow,Don't Shake! - graphic only
Graphic only, PNG, sizes in pixels 811x359

About

This site was created by David Booth and Rafael Richards:

All opinions are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of their employer(s).

The "Bow, don't shake" slogan was coined several years ago by David Booth, after observing how nonsensical it was that healthcare workers were shaking hands both with each other and with patients. This site was finally created at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we realized that the message would finally resonate among the public. The purpose of the message is to permanently eliminate the practice of shaking hands in all healthcare environments.

This website is maintained on github.  If you would like to contribute, contact pr@BowDontShake.org or clone the github site and issue a pull request. All contributed content must be public domain or licensed for free unlimited use, such as a CC0 license.  

Questions or suggestions?  Contact pr@BowDontShake.org

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