ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — More than a million Marylanders have now subscribed to MD COVID Alert.
It’s the system that complements traditional contact tracing efforts by using a phone’s Bluetooth technology to notify a person if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 without compromising a person’s identity.READ MORE: Police Shoot, Kill Man Holding Woman At Knife Point In East Baltimore
“MD COVID Alert is another important tool in our fight against COVID-19 in Maryland,” said Governor Hogan. “We are encouraging everyone to opt-in, which will help us stop the spread and protect our fellow Marylanders. This incredible response is a testament to the perseverance and vigilance of the people of our state during this unprecedented public health crisis.”READ MORE: Maryland's EquiFest Showcases Adoptable Horses, Some Retired From Racing
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If you haven’t opted in, you can download the MD COVID Alert app for Androids.
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