COVID Exposure Settings: US-MA

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About this app

This app allows users to enable or disable MassNotify at any time in their phone’s settings. The presence of this app on the phone does not indicate that MassNotify has been enabled, and MassNotify is not automatically activated. To enable MassNotify, users can go to Settings -> Google -> COVID-19 Exposure Notifications. MassNotify is a voluntary service and users can opt in or out at any time. Users decide whether to enable MassNotify and whether to share information through the system to help warn others of possible exposure.

MassNotify is the official COVID-19 automated exposure notification system for Massachusetts, powered by technology developed by Apple and Google. It is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).

By enabling this service, you can be quickly notified if you’ve likely been exposed to the virus by another MassNotify user, allowing you to reduce risk to your loved ones, seek medical attention, and slow the spread in your community.

Using this service is 100% voluntary, you can opt out at any time, and the process is privacy-focused. DPH takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. No GPS or location information from your phone will ever be collected or used by MassNotify.

By enabling MassNotify, whenever you are near another MassNotify user, both phones will exchange secure, anonymous codes using Bluetooth. If another user you’ve been near recently tests positive for COVID-19, they can upload their result anonymously to the app which will send a push notification to you and anyone else their phone has exchanged codes with recently, notifying you to a possible COVID-19 exposure.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be provided a MassNotify verification link. You can choose to easily and anonymously notify others to help stop the spread of COVID-19 using your verification link.

To learn more, please visit mass.gov/massnotify
Updated on
Jun 30, 2022

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2.0
1.88K reviews
Callie M
June 20, 2021
SPYWARE?! Automatically installed without consent. It has no icon, no way to open this and see what it even does, which is a huge red flag. Per the notifications it runs on Bluetooth which is a major battery drain, and seems to want to track my location. Major privacy violation if you ask me, and suspicious that this would be "necessary" when the surge in MA is over and the state of emergency no longer in effect because most are vaccinated. I think it's spyware, phishing as the DPH. UNINSTALL
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D. Kirkpatrick
June 21, 2021
Stealth installation. Not acceptable. Also operates on Bluetooth. So if Bluetooth is off, it does not work. This is connecting to other personal phones that have already registered an exposure. But you have no way of telling if they are inside 6 ft or 20 ft. Maybe they meant well but too many technical flaws, and big privacy issues. Bluetooth can also be exploited via pairing. Uninstalling and it had better stay uninstalled.
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C M
June 22, 2021
As with other people, this was downloaded without my knowledge or permission, but on my Samsung tablet, which has not traveled to Massachusetts. Only saw it because my internet protection program is set up to ask to scan new apps. It installed overnight on my Motorola phone, so I'm guessing we have Google to blame. I might have been interested in this if I had been given a choice. Because it was forced on me, I will not allow it on my devices. We'll see if it tries to reinstall itself.
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