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.