Oct 21, 2020
By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch
Go digital in the battle against COVID-19. The Lengthy Beach Island Overall health Division is touting the state’s free of charge COVID Alert NJ publicity notification app for smartphones to “help defend oneself and your household while ensuring your privateness,” as the state describes.
In accordance to the wellbeing office, inhabitants can use the application to receive alerts if they have been in shut make contact with with another app user who has analyzed beneficial for coronavirus, even if that human being is a stranger. It will also anonymously alert other app end users with whom they ended up in close speak to if they have analyzed favourable. This involves men and women whose identities they may not even know, this sort of as those who have been in general public sites, or on community transportation, with them.
COVID Alert NJ will also observe symptoms and offer advice on what to do to safeguard oneself and other people, check the latest pandemic statistics and facts, and hook up customers to state Section of Wellness reps.
The secure application can be downloaded at no cost by way of the Apple Shop or Google Enjoy. Visit covid19.nj.gov/pages/app, lbihealth.com or the LBIHD Fb webpage for far more facts.
For help downloading or navigating the COVID Notify NJ app, simply call the wellbeing department at 609-494-1212. —J.K.-H.