California Releases Smartphone-Based Exposure Notification System

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This week, California released its smartphone-based exposure notification system “CA Notify.” The system—built into iOS devices and available as an application on Android devices—was developed using a framework jointly created by Council members Apple and Google. The framework is being made available globally, and uses Bluetooth to determine contact between individuals without sharing any location or identity specific data. Early research shows that any level of participation by the community makes an impact, and significant reductions in infections and deaths begin with as little as 15% of individuals participating.

Join us in signing up for COVID-19 exposure notifications on your phone with CA Notify.

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