New Smartphone App Can Help PA Residents In Stopping Spread Of COVID-19

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HARRISBURG Pa. (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) Pennsylvania State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine is suggesting Pennsylvanians add a new tool to their belt in attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.

This tool is something that you probably already have, your smart phone.

COVID Alert PA is an app that uses Bluetooth to notify you of a potential COVID-19 exposure.

The app will become available later this month and is not going to use location or personal data, it will only use proximity data.

Users will input if they have tested positive for the virus and if another user comes within close proximity to that location a notification will be sent.

As over 143,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, officials are greatly urging that all PA residents download and utilize the app.

For more information and an official release visit the PA Health Department Website.

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