WA Notify is a great new tool that works through your smartphone and lets you know if you may have been exposed to COVID-19. It is completely private, and doesn’t know or track who you are or where you go.
How do I add WA Notify to my phone?
On an iPhone, enable Exposure Notifications in Settings:
- Go to Settings
- Scroll down to Exposure Notifications
- Click “Turn On Exposure Notifications”
- Select United States
- Select Washington
On an Android phone:
- Go to the Google Play Store
- Download the WA Notify app
How does it work?
When you enable WA Notify, your phone exchanges random, anonymous codes with the phones of people you are near who have also enabled WA Notify. The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to exchange these random codes without revealing any information about you.
If another WA Notify user you’ve been near in the last two weeks later tests positive for COVID-19 and adds their verification code to the app, you’ll get an anonymous notification that you’ve had a possible exposure.
This lets you get the care you need quickly and helps prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to the people around you.
Read more here and then add WA Notify to Your Phone.