We now have both a and a tag. Since all the coronavirus questions are about COVID-19, these should be merged or made synonyms.

I do not think the covid19 tag should be destroyed since it is very likely that someone else will just recreate it with a new question.

  • "I do not think the covid19 tag should be destroyed since it is very likely that someone else will just recreate it with a new question." Blacklisting is an option.
    – Mast
    Mar 19, 2020 at 13:49
  • @Mast If we opt to make all COVID-19 questions just be tagged health instead as suggested by Dark Cygnus a blacklist of both terms should be done.
    – BSMP
    Mar 19, 2020 at 16:15

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and have both been merged into and synonyms created. A single-sentence tag wiki has been added but it could use additional detail.


I want to remind everybody that we already have a tag, that applies perfectly to this situation (one's physical health in the workplace).

Personally, I would advice on considering using the tag instead, if the case is fit (where the answers could be applied to health in general).

Besides, I advice to be aware of posts where the covid-19 tag was included, but the question and core issue are something completely unrelated to health or covid. Or where other more relevant tags were left out.

For example (out of my mind), cases like: Communicating something to a colleague or boss via email, in the Uk, because X thing happened... because Y thing happened on project Z... because covid...

We can see that here the core tag should be , and other related tags would be colleague, management, software-development perhaps, email perhaps also, and so forth... The answers that post would get would surely be useful and work regardless of the Covid situation; some other reader that also needs to send that email would find the answers useful in a future even though Covid is no longer around. Cases like these is where the should not be (ab)used.

Now, in any other case where Covid is intrinsic to the issue or question (and is NOT asking for medical or legal advise) the tag applies.

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    As you said health deals with one's physical health I think that covid-19 deals more with societal issues (social distancing/ remote working, etc) than just a health tag would. covid-19 would be more on the lines of the whole company adjusting, while health would be them adjusting for you. Mar 22, 2020 at 12:51
  • I suggest making a distinction between general workplace health questions that will go on being useful for years, and questions specific to the current pandemic that will be very important for a few months. Mar 25, 2020 at 22:02
  • @PatriciaShanahan exactly. That's why we must be aware of the correct use of health versus covid-19, and fix the posts that require so.
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Mar 26, 2020 at 19:36
  • @PatriciaShanahan updated my answer to better reflect what I am trying to say.
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Mar 26, 2020 at 19:58

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