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COVIDWISE app now available

From: University Relations

The Virginia Department of Health announces the launch of COVIDWISE, the commonwealth's official COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app. Virginia is the first state in the country to deploy this exposure notification app that uses a technology framework developed by engineers at Apple and Google.

Once installed, the COVIDWISE app will notify you if you've likely been exposed to another app user that shared a positive COVID-19 test result. Knowing the exposure history allows you to self-quarantine effectively, seek timely medical attention, and reduce potential exposure risk to your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. The more Virginians who use COVIDWISE, the greater the likelihood that you will receive timely exposure notifications that lead to effective disease prevention.

The app, which is optional for download and use, relies on participants to opt in to receive exposure notifications. No location data or personal information is ever collected, stored, or transmitted to the Virginia Department of Health. The app can be deleted and exposure notifications can be turned off at any time.

For more information, visit COVIDWISE.org.

See also: COVIDWISE app FAQs