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COVID-19 Update on Exposure Notification App for New York State

New York Joins New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware to Create Regional COVID Alert App Network to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the launch of a COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app that will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a COVID exposure. The app, COVID Alert NY, notify users of potential COVID-19 exposure while maintaining user privacy and security. With this launch, New York joins New Jersey, 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. The COVID Alert NY app can be downloaded here.

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.

To learn more about COVID Alert NY, visit ny.gov/covidalerts.

Kacey Deamer

Kacey Deamer

Kacey is the Cornell Small Farms Program’s communications specialist. In this role, she manages all storytelling and outreach across the program’s website, social media, e-newsletter, magazine and more. Kacey has worked in communications and journalism for more than a decade, with a primary focus on science and sustainability.
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