Minnesota’s COVID-19 Tracking App Anonymously Notifies Contacts
Governor Tim Walz announced a new tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference on Monday, November 23: a Bluetooth-enabled mobile app called COVIDaware MN. The COVIDaware MN app seeks to slow the spread of COVID-19 by notifying more Minnesotans—more rapidly—of possible exposures to COVID-19, so they can take action to protect their communities.
Minnesota is the 17th state to formally launch an exposure notification app, which has proven effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in other states.
The app notifies you if you’ve been near someone who tested positive for COVID-19; and if you test positive, you can use the app to anonymously notify anyone you’ve been near. The app is free and does not collect any personal information or track your location.
For more information about how the app works, visit covidawaremn.com.