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MI COVID Alert App Launches Statewide

MI COVID Alert App Launches Statewide

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Michiganders are encouraged to download the MI COVID Alert phone application from the Apple or Google app stores. MI COVID Alert is a free, easy-to-use, and anonymous app to help you stay informed and protect yourself or others from spreading COVID-19. 

Downloading the app provides protection going forward if you become exposed to someone who tests positive. The app uses low energy Bluetooth technology to detect phones with the app near you and send alerts for potential exposures. If someone tests positive for COVID-19, a local health department or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will provide them with a code to enter into the app. If you have been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with someone who has COVID-19, you will receive a push notification to your mobile phone through the app.

Encourage your employees, members, friends and family to download the app today in the Apple or Google app stores.