September 2, 2020
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The Canadian government recently launched the latest tool to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus — the COVID Alert mobile app.

Available via the App Store or Google Play, once installed, the free app sends a phone alert if you may have been exposed to COVID-19. It also lets others know if you test positive without sharing any personal information.

Along with physical distancing, wearing a mask and other important steps, knowing what to do if you have been exposed to Covid-19 is another key way to protect yourself and your community.

In the event you may have been exposed to Covid-19, the app will also provide advice on what to do next and tell nearby app users if you test positive, without sharing any personal information.

The app does not collect, store or access any personal data, or health information COVID Alert is completely voluntary. You choose to download, use or delete it. The more people who use it, the more effective it will be in helping to protect each other and our communities.

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