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KOAA Survey: Have you opted in to receive COVID-19 exposure notifications?

KOAA Survey Exposure Notifications
Posted at 10:28 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 10:31:33-05

Back in October, Coloradans began receiving push notifications for the app, Exposure Notification, and although the app is automatically installed on iPhones, users will still have to opt-in. Android users will have to download the app manually.

The service is designed to alert someone if they've been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials said the system is private and does not attach a name to someone's account, instead working through non-identifiable Bluetooth tokens. When two people with the system are near each other, their phones will exchange the tokens. If one person ends up testing positive for COVID-19, they'll enter into the mobile system that they tested positive.

Have you opted in to receive COVID-19 exposure notifications? Voting for this survey has closed — here are the results:

  • 34% or 140 voted yes
  • 66% or 275 voted no

Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.