The actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, were among some of the first famous faces to contract the virus after falling ill in Australia back in March.
Hanks, 63, has now urged the public to wear masks and “do your part.”
Speaking at a press conference to promote his new film Greyhound, Hanks said (via People): “There’s really only three things we can do in order to get to tomorrow: Wear a mask, social distance, wash our hands.
“Those things are so simple, so easy, if anybody cannot find it in themselves to practice those three very basic things – I just think shame on you,"
"Don’t be a p---y, get on with it, do your part,” he continued. “It’s very basic. If you’re driving a car, you don’t go too fast, you use your turn signal and you avoid hitting pedestrians.
“My Lord, it’s common sense."
In recent weeks, a handful of videos featuring Americans refusing to wear masks in public have gone viral.
One clip, filmed in Dallas, saw a woman throw her shopping out of a trolley after being asked to wear one.
Hanks has frequently spoken publicly about what it was like suffering from coronavirus, stating that he first noticed “bad body aches and was very fatigued,” but that Wilson “went through a tougher time than I did.”
“She had a much higher fever,” he continued. “She had lost her sense of taste and sense of smell. She got absolutely no joy from food for a better part of three weeks.”
At one point, Wilson was “so nauseous, she had to crawl on the floor from the bed to the facilities.”
After recovering in an Australian hospital, the couple flew back to the States to continue resting and recuperating.