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Governor announces statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool

 

Last updated 12/2/2020 at 2:41pm

Gov. Jay Inslee, along with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), today, Nov. 30, announced the launch of WA Notify, an anonymous exposure notification tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

By adding WA Notify to their smartphones, Washington residents will be alerted if they spent time near another WA Notify user who later tests positive for COVID-19.

WA Notify uses privacy-preserving technology jointly developed by Google and Apple and works without collecting or revealing any location or personal data.

"Secure, private, and anonymous exposure notification technology is an...



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