Smart Contact Tracing Hits the Heart of Dixie
the ADPH has announced its partnership with the Google backed contact tracing app, GuideSafe for safe and effective contact tracing. The app will notify you if you have been near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and alert you as to what you should do next.
The GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App allows you to anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result – and be anonymously notified of possible previous close contact with someone who later reports a positive COVID-19 test result – without sharing anyone’s identity. The app protects your privacy while giving you the power to protect the health of yourself, your family, and your community.
The GuideSafe™️ Exposure Notification app was developed by the Alabama Department of Public Health in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and MotionMobs, using technology from a collaboration between Apple and Google. Users of the app exchange anonymous codes among their phones using Bluetooth — no location data is ever stored or exchanged, and your personal information is never shared.
Visit GuideSafe.org to learn more.
Here’s How the App Works:
Step 2: If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you can choose to report it.
Step 3: Those who may have been in close contact with you in the last 14 days will be made aware they were near someone with a positive test, but they won’t know who or where. Your identity and location remain completely anonymous, and your personal information isn’t disclosed, no matter what.