New York State Launches Official Exposure Notification App: COVID Alert NY
October 1, 2020
The State of New York is introducing a new tool to help stop the spread of the virus. To this extent, they are rolling out a new app, COVID Alert NY. As per the New York State Department of Health:
"To stop the spread of COVID-19, New York needs each of us to do your part. One way you can help yourself and your community is by participating in the newly launched mobile contract tracing app COVID Alert NY.
COVID Alert NY is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app. You will get an alert if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Knowing about a potential exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately, get tested and reduce the potential exposure risk to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others.
The more people who download COVID Alert NY, the more effective it will be. Help protect your community while maintaining your privacy. The free mobile apps–available to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in New York or New Jersey–are available for download from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. COVID Alert NY is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Korean, Russian and Haitian Creole.
Download the free app to your smartphone to receive an alert if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19."