After I awakened Friday morning and checked my telephone, there was a notification asking me to hitch Connecticut’s new COVID-19 contact monitoring app. I put in it immediately.
The app tracks my proximity to different individuals utilizing the app. If I take a look at constructive, a contact tracer will ask if I’ll share my shut contacts. They are going to give me a code to enter in my telephone and anybody who can also be utilizing the app who has been inside six ft of me for greater than fifteen minutes in a day will obtain a notification of a constructive publicity. They aren’t instructed who they had been uncovered to and the place they had been uncovered. No non-public info is shared. Likewise, if another person utilizing the app checks constructive and shares their contacts, I’ll get a notification of a doable publicity.
The app is designed to complement, not exchange conventional contact tracing.
I’m curious if I’ll get notified if any of my sufferers take a look at constructive and are additionally utilizing the app.
It was tremendous simple to activate. I simply hit a pair prompts and I used to be registered. I’m guessing anybody with a mobile phone in Connecticut had the identical message this morning. I hope many signed up.
Right here’s extra info on it.
COVID Alert CT: How does the app work? What it’s essential to find out about Connecticut’s new contact tracing software
Connecticut wants all the assistance it may get as a result of like many of the nation, circumstances are skyrocketing right here. There are nonetheless loads of hospital beds obtainable, however hospitalizations after which deaths normally lag case will increase, so the subsequent month is predicted to be making an attempt. Beneath graph is from COVID ACT NOW.