To the Campus Community:
The New York State Department of Health, in partnership with Google and Apple, has launched COVID Alert NY – the official COVID-19 Exposure Notification App. This app enables users to receive
exposure alerts without compromising privacy or personal information and makes your
mobile device part of the effort to contain COVID-19. The COVID Alert NY is a free
smartphone app for anyone 18+ who lives and/or works in New York and is available
for download in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The COVID Alert NY app notifies users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving an exposure notification, the app will encourage users to contact their physician or the State Health Department hotline (1-833-227-5045) to get more information about quarantining and testing.
The app is completely anonymous and does not track your location or movement. No personal
data is collected. COVID Alert NY uses Bluetooth proximity-enabled exposure notification
technology provided by Apple and Google which is safe and secure.
The more New Yorkers using the COVID Alert NY app, the more effective it will be as
a tool to fight against COVID-19. I encourage you to download and use the app to protect
yourself, neighbors, friends, family and the community at large.
To download the app and learn more about COVID Alert NY, visit ny.gov/covidalerts.