S.D. Paul, e. (Fox 9) – More than 230,000 Minnesotans have downloaded COVIDaware, Application of COVID-19 exposureGovernor Tim Walls said it was launched a week ago.
Two days after the app was launched, it became the third most popular app on the iPhone App Store, according to a press release from the governor’s office. State officials are expecting additional downloads of the app, as Google will send a Bush notification with download information to Android users on Wednesday.
Walls called the application “an important tool” in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Once activated, the app will monitor close contact – within six minutes at least 15 minutes – with other phones with the app. If a person tests positive for COVID-19, they can use the app to send a notification to those in close contact.
The application does not say who triggered the announcement, where the revelation occurred, or the exact time of the revelation, but will give a wider date range for when the revelation occurred. The application does not share your identity with others.
For more information on the COVIDaware app, Click here. It is available for download through Google Play or the App Store.
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