ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Nearly a million people have signed up for the Maryland COVID-19 Alert, a contact tracing app for your phone. As of Sunday, 930,000 people have opted in.
You can download or activate it through your iPhone settings. It uses Bluetooth technology to tell you if you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
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iPhone users: you can opt in to get notifications in your settings. If you have an Android, you have to download the “MD COVID Alert App.”
It’s free and you can disable notifications at any time. No data is collected from your phone.