Most of us are undergoing a lot of stress right now. People under stress can be short-tempered and impatient and can lash out. Try to be patient, empathetic, sympathetic, and avoid causing more stress or irritate or antagonize.
Try to be extra clear in your own communication, and ask others to clarify if they're not unambiguous. Be explicit about your feelings and expectations.
@sustainrelease As my therapist said "Don't let the balloon pop. You don't know where the pieces will land and picking them up afterwards will be hard. You don't know who you will affect. Make sure you use your release valves so the balloon remains manageable." @liw