Colorado launches Apple, Google COVID-19 exposure notification system

The system, joinltly developed by the two tech giants, uses Bluetooth technology to alert iPhone and Android users when their phone has entered into close proximity to the phone of another person who has evaluated favorable for COVID-19.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Oct. 25 introduced its statewide COVID-19 direct exposure notification system in collaboration with Google and Apple.

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If a user tests favorable for COVID-19 and selects to publish their outcomes online within a 14-day period, individuals potentially exposed will get an alert. The system does extract information including phone number, name, place or IP address.

The service, called CO Exposure Notifications, is free and voluntary to state homeowners and is “a crucial brand-new function for Coloradans to make smart and informed health decisions for themselves, their loved ones and our little organizations,” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis stated in a press release. “By signaling users to possible COVID-19 direct exposure, Coloradans can take fast steps in order to restrict exposure and risk to household, neighbors, buddies and colleagues.”.