COVID Alert app is now available in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan
Sept. 22, 2020
Global Korean Post
The COVID Alert app is free and voluntary, and is another tool to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Since launched in Ontario, there have been more than 2.5 million downloads of the app.
As of Sept. 18, people in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan can now receive one-time keys from their health authorities to use with COVID Alert, Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app.
The app helps notify users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
COVID Alert is available for Canadians as a free download from the App Store or the Google Play Store. When a user downloads the app, their phone sends out randomly generated codes via Bluetooth to other smartphone users who have the app and are within approximately two metres.
If they test positive for the virus, users can choose to upload their random codes to a central server located in Canada. Once uploaded, the random codes are stored on the server for 15 days, after which they are automatically deleted.