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COVID-19: Protocols

COVID Alert NY App

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Summary

COVID Alert NY is New York State’s official Exposure Notification App created by the New York State Department of Health in collaboration with Google and Apple. This is a free app for anyone 18+ that lives and/or works in New York that is available for download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app notifies users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving an exposure notification, the app will encourage users to contact their physician or the State Health Department hotline (1-833-227-5045) to get more information about quarantining and testing.

Personal data is not collected and information is not tracked or shared. The app is completely anonymous and does not track a user’s location or movement. COVID Alert NY uses Bluetooth proximity-enabled exposure notification technology provided by Apple and Google which is safe and secure. For more information or to download the app, please visit the website: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-alert-ny.