December 7, 2020

Purdue University Global expert offers tips for staying safe as COVID-19 cases rise and colder weather heightens the risk

WHAT: As temperatures fall, people are spending more time indoors. That heightens the risk of the coronavirus spreading, but there are some simple steps you can take to help protect yourself and everyone around you.

EXPERT: Melissa Burdi, Purdue University Global vice president and dean of the School of Nursing, recommends taking seven simple steps to protect people and their loved ones and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

QUOTE: “Avoid the 3 C’s – closed, crowded and close contact. This gets harder as the seasons change and more activities move indoors.” 

THE CONVERSATION: Burdi recently wrote an article for The Conversation, “7 tips for staying safe as COVID-19 cases rise and colder weather heightens the risk.” The Conversation publishes news analysis pieces from university experts and makes the articles available to other media outlets. News outlets may republish this article at no charge by following Creative Commons guidelines; details are available on the article webpage.

Media Contact: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721,

Source: Melissa Burdi,

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