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UPDATE: On Nov 30, 2020, Washington State released the WA Notify application statewide.
For iPhone and Android download instructions and more information,
click this link: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/WANotify
Nov. 1, 2020: The WA Exposure Notifications app is being made available as early release to specific groups of users by the Washington State Department of Health, in preparation for making it available state-wide. WA Exposure Notifications uses the Bluetooth on your smartphone to quickly notify you if another user might have exposed you to COVID-19. This exposure notification technology is powered by Apple and Google (click for a video explanation), and allows you to:
- Receive anonymous alerts if you have been in close contact with another user who later tests positive for coronavirus.
- Anonymously alert other users you were in close contact with if you test positive for coronavirus, without sharing any personal information.
If you are part of one of the early release pilots you can find your organization and the information page for that pilot listed here:University of Washington
WA Exposure Notifications can help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It gives you an easy, automated way to find out if you might have been close to another person who tested positive for COVID-19 for a sustained period of time, and connects you with the resources you need if you are exposed. It does all this while preserving your privacy, and ensuring you are in control of your information. Using WA Exposure Notifications is entirely your choice and you can turn the system off or deactivate the app at any time. WA Exposure Notifications will never collect, track, or store your location, GPS information, or personal information.
The early release of the app is intended to help the Washington State Department of Health understand how the app can best support the health of the people of Washington State.
More questions are addressed at this Frequently Asked Questions linkgo to download instructions