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
University of Washington - WA Exposure Notifications Pilot Program
Protect yourself, protect your community.
Nov. 2, 2020: UW is making available, in collaboration with the WA State Department of Health, the WA Exposure Notifications app to UW students and employees. 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, 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.
WA Exposure Notifications helps keep you and your fellow Huskies safe, and can help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UW campus. It gives you an easy, automated way to find out if another user might have exposed you to COVID-19, 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 University of Washington is helping the Washington State Department of Health with this early release of the WA Exposure Notifications app. UW students and employees are eligible to use the WA Exposure Notifications App.
More questions are addressed at this Frequently Asked Questions linkgo to download instructions