New York Launches COVID Alert NY App to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

New York just launched COVID Alert NY— the official Exposure Notification App created by the New York State Department of Health in partnership with Google and Apple. Now you can use your phone to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and receive exposure alert notifications without compromising your privacy or personal information.

The COVID Alert NY exposure app will alert you if you were in contact with someone who has COVID. This is a free smartphone app available to anyone 18+ who lives and/or works in New York. The app uses Bluetooth technology — not location data — to quickly alert users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Once alerted, users can quickly protect themselves and others by self-quarantining, contacting their physician and getting tested.

The COVID Alert NY app puts the power in the hands of New Yorkers to protect their neighbors, friends, family and community at large. The more people who download the app, the more effective it is.

Learn more and download here:

*The app is available in Spanish, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean and Russian.

Spanish resource sheet on COVID Alert NY: