The New York State Department of Health has partnered with Apple and Google to utilize their exposure notification frameworks that are built into the operating system on iOS and Android devices.
COVID Alert NY is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app designed to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The app identifies when people are close to another app-enabled smartphone using Bluetooth technology. The app alerts you if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. The app also alerts other app-enabled smartphones if you test positive for COVID-19 and were in close contact with those individuals, based upon your consent to share close contact codes. The app allows people to track symptoms and examine trends.The use of this app is completely voluntary, and it can be downloaded for free on applicable iOS and Android-enabled smartphones. For more information, visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-alert-ny.