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Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Risks of Ocean Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic

21-May-2020 2:25 PM EDT, by Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, N.J. (May 21, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Kay Bidle is available for interviews on the possible risks from the novel coronavirus or other pathogens while swimming or surfing in oceans, bays, lakes and rivers.

“We currently know very little about how the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus survives in natural aquatic environments, such as lakes, rivers and the ocean. Coronaviruses might be harmed by salt water and the high levels of light on sunny days. But even a modest wind can spread airborne viruses much more widely than would happen on a calm day,” said Bidle, a professor and microbial oceanographer in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. “The amount of virus in the air may be lower outdoors than in an enclosed room, but the presence of wind makes it important to practice social distancing, even in the surf lineup. Safely enjoying lakes, parks and beaches is possible but social distancing measures are still critical.”

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Broadcast interviews: Rutgers University has broadcast-quality TV and radio studios available for remote live or taped interviews with Rutgers experts. For more information, contact Neal Buccino at neal.buccino@echo.rutgers.edu

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