Long a recognized go-to authority on disaster epidemiology and the public health aspects of infectious diseases such as seasonal influenza, K.C. Rondello, MD, has shared his words of wisdom in the media since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s a compilation of our epidemiology expert’s advice via numerous print, broadcast, cable and online media outlets in the past year to help Americans navigate the pandemic:

March 2020 Men’s Health: “Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean You Have to Be a Hermit”

April 2020 Newsweek: “What Is Phase One of Trump’s U.S. Coronavirus Reopening Plan?”

May 2020 Men’s Health: “How Your Favorite Group Fitness Classes Will Be Different When They Return”

May 2020 Newsday: “Despite deep cleaning, experts still advocate social distancing, other safe practices”

June 2020 Men’s Health: “Here’s the Risk of Getting COVID-19 at Protests”

June 2020 Men’s Health: “What to Know Before Visiting Your Immunocompromised Family Members During the Pandemic”

July 2020 Healthline: “Hospitals Put to Test as COVID-19 Strains ICUs”

July 2020 Newsday: “Police rely on education, ‘fatherly lecture’ to help enforce mask usage”

July 2020 The New York Times: “COVID Tests Are in Short Supply. Should You Still Get One?”

August 2020 Newsday: “Medical experts agree it’s OK to send kids back to school, ‘but with angst'”

October 2020 The Washington Post: “When will it be safe to travel again?”

October 2020 Huffington Post: “13 Hand Sanitizer Mistakes You’re Probably Making”

December 2020 The Washington Post: “How will the covid-19 vaccines affect your travel?”

February 2021 Tallahassee Reports: “CDC Study Indicates Reopening Schools is Safe”

March 2021 “3 Steps to Take to Dine Out in the Age of COVID-19”

March 2021 “The ‘twindemic’ that never was: How COVID measures helped crush NJ’s flu season”

Closer to home, Dr. Rondello’s expertise also was key in Adelphi’s successful Fall 2020 restart as co-chair of the University’s public health and safety planning group of the Restart, Recover and Reimagine initiative. Because of his guidelines and policies, Adelphi’s restart was more successful than those of many other college and university campuses.

In addition, in May 2020, he hosted a half hour for the Adelphi community on how epidemiologists investigate and confront threats, from novel pathogens to severe weather:

May 2020 “Disaster Epidemiology: A Day in the Life of a Disease Detective”

In July 2020, Dr. Rondello shared his predictions on the future of COVID-19 in our lives:

“COVID-19: The Road Ahead”

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