The fight against COVID-19 is one that we can win if we work together. Each and every one of us knows to wear a mask, wash our hands and keep a social distance. These simple steps can keep our communities safe. But did you know you can add your phone to the fight against COVID-19?
New York’s COVID Alert NY — the official Exposure Notification App created by the New York State Department of Health in partnership with Google, Apple and Bloomberg Philanthropies — is a free smartphone app available to anyone 18+ that lives and/or works in New York.
The app uses Bluetooth technology – not GPS navigation – to quickly alert users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Once alerted, users can quickly protect themselves and others by self-quarantining, contacting their physician and getting tested. Users can also log their symptoms daily and stay updated on the fight against COVID-19 in New York.
The app does not compromise privacy or collect any personal information. Use of the app is completely anonymous and the app does not track location. COVID Alert NY puts the power in your hands – and on your phone – to fight back harder against the virus. The app is free via the App Store and the Google Play Store.
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