This talk uses the lens of touch to consider the social impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The policies of social distancing and isolation which aimed to immobilise the sense of touch as a means of curbing the spread of the virus doubled to consolidate the privilege of certain demographics. At the same time, these policies exacerbated the social disparities for those who are marginalised, oppressed, or Othered by highlighting the myriad ways in which their sense of touch could not always be restricted. Whether through immuno-compromising disabilities, front-line employment or racial attacks, underprivileged groups often had an increased risk of contracting and spreading the virus as they struggled to follow governmental guidelines. Contrastingly, wealthier, white, and able-bodied communities adapted more easily and disregarded guidance more freely. Looking at the intersections of race, gender, ableism, and class with the pandemic’s discourses around touch, I will question the claim that the coronavirus pandemic has had a universal or collective impact and that it has acted as an equalizer for society; I will evaluate whether it has truly ‘touched’ us all.