Imagine that you test positive for COVID-19. You tell your friends and family that you may have been in contact with, but how do you inform other people you've been around that you don't know? People who were nearby at the grocery store or while you rode the bus? Minnesota now has a free exposure notification app, COVIDaware MN, that does exactly that.
The app was made available by the State of Minnesota, in partnership with PathCheck Foundation. It uses your phone's Bluetooth signal and exposure notification technology developed by Apple and Google. COVIDaware MN will notify you if you've been near someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and has the app. If you test positive, you can use the app to anonymously notify anyone you've been near. It doesn't collect any personal information or track your location.
We support the efforts of the State of Minnesota and encourage our students, employees and visitors to download COVIDaware MN, so we can all stay safe and make informed decisions about our health. We ask you to strongly consider downloading this app today, and to encourage others that you care about to do the same.