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About this app

This is the official app of New York State, run by the NYS Department of Health as part of New York State’s comprehensive COVID-19 testing and contact tracing effort. The ultimate goal is to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by:

1. Alerting you if a sick person spends 10 mins or more within 6 feet of you, because this puts you at a higher risk of SARS CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19.

2. Encouraging you to contribute to the health and safety of your friends, family and community by alerting others if you test positive, WITHOUT REVEALING YOUR IDENTITY TO ANYONE!

3. Getting you important resources and help if you are exposed or test positive. You can call the COVID Alert NY Hotline or find helpful links to resources on next steps to protect your loved ones.

4. Keep a private log of your own symptoms which can help your health care provider and public health representatives determine next steps.

The app leverages a completely private and secure Bluetooth-based technology that Apple and Google developed. The app’s source code is available to the public and has been vetted extensively by privacy and security experts. We never see your location or identity, and no information on the use of this app can be traced back to you.

Help us Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in New York.. Share this app with your friends and family so we can all be safer, together.
Updated on
Nov 11, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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2.38K reviews
Gregory Eaton
October 4, 2020
The idea behind this app is great. There is a running list of travel quarantine states in the NYS website, which this app does not include. It contains safety tips as well. It should also have a dark theme. The fact that Bluetooth needs to be on in order for the proximity alerts to work is not ideal. I feel this is an unnecessary security risk and that using cell tower triangulation is just as effective and requires less battery to operate.
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Jeremy Wilner
October 15, 2020
Decent information, but not nearly enough, which is fine considering that is a secondary function. This app is perfect in theory, though a significant amount of the population would have to download it, and keep bluetooth on, to see benefits. People need to embrace this for any real benefits. Also, to everybody giving bad reviews because of bluetooth, go read why bluetooth is the method used before trying to ruin an app. If they chose the alternative, you would probably be up in arms.
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Loretta S. H.
October 16, 2020
Automatically turns on GPS location on Android devices, kills battery on s20 ultra (which is very hard to do regularly), and constantly notifies you to turn on your GPS when you turn it off when it clearly states that it uses Bluetooth. The fact that it does not use the tracker is not the point, it's the fact that the GPS locator itself drains your battery so conserve on battery it stays off so unless you can find a way to actually use the Bluetooth in Android devices this app is useless here.
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Help protect your fellow NYers from COVID-19! In complete privacy and without knowing who you are, this app warns you if someone near you tested positive for COVID-19.