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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced the launch of COVID-19 exposure notification mobile apps in their respective states that will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a COVID exposure.

The apps, COVID Alert NY and COVID Alert NJ, notify users of potential COVID-19 exposure while maintaining user privacy and security. New York and New Jersey join Pennsylvania and Delaware in creating a regional COVID Alert app network that operates across state lines to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The free mobile apps––which are available to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in New York or New Jersey––can be downloaded from Goolge’s Play store or the Apple App Store. COVID Alert NY and COVID Alert NJ are completely anonymous and do not track or collect any location data or personal data from the users phone.