UPDATE: Pennsylvania has a new app in the fight against COVID

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HARRISBURG–  Pennsylvania’s new coronavirus exposure-notification app is now available on app stores.  The new app, called COVID Alert PA, was announced by Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Tuesday.

“It’s an app that uses Bluetooth technology to help identify individuals who may have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus,” Wolf said.

Dr. Levin added that the new app is an innovative tool to help protect yourself and others and offers some other resources.

“It also helps keep track of how you are feeling each day and connects you to resources if you need help.  You can use the symptom check-in on the app to help remember how you are feeling and  whether or not you have symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 and you can find testing locations if you need to be tested,” Levine said.

The app is compatible with the state of Delaware’s app and can help trace those who work or live in Delaware and travel frequently to Pennsylvania or vice versa.


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