New York State has launched COVID Alert NY, an app that will alert you if you were in contact with someone who has COVID.
The state said the app does not track user locations and is completely anonymous, using Bluetooth, not GPS, technology.
The more people who download the phone app, the more effective it is, the state said.
With launch, New York and New Jersey join Pennsylvania and Delaware in creating a regional COVID Alert app network that operates across state lines to stop the spread of COVID-19. Connecticut has also announced it will launch the Exposure Notification System in the coming weeks.
It can be downloaded here
COVID Alert NY is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app free and avaialble to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in New York or New Jersey. It can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
COVID Alert NY is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Korean, Russian and Haitian Creole.