05.21.20

Three States Will Use Apple-Google Contact Tracing Technology for Virus Tracking Apps

Source: CNBC

Alabama, North Dakota and South Carolina are the first states to commit publicly to using Apple and Google’s contact tracing technology in statewide apps meant to slow the spread of coronavirus, according to a CNBC report.

The technology is designed to slow the spread of coronavirus by tracking who a person has been in close contact with. The technology uses a Bluetooth-based system that stores data on people’s phones, not a central database. When someone officially tests positive for Covid-19, the system can send a notification to anyone who was recently near that person, telling them to contact their local health authority and get medical advice and a coronavirus test.

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