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The covid-19 tracking system in Washington, D.C., doesn't need an app on the iPhone

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/10/22 3:05:22     readed:530

Washington, D.C., has launched its own coronavirus exposure and exposure tracking system, which takes advantage of Apple's and Google's exposure notification frameworks, and doesn't require apps on the iPhone.When someone tests positive for covid-19, they get an anonymous code through the health department. When the code is entered into the covid-19 tracking system in Washington, D.C., it will alert anyone who reaches the minimum exposure threshold. Currently, the minimum threshold of exposure is reached when someone is within 6 feet or less of an infected person for at least 15 minutes.


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Android users can download the app from the Google play store.AppleiPhoneUsers simply choose to enter the exposure notification system and turn on the notification alert for the Washington D.C. area in the iPhone settings. For frequent travelers, the covid-19 tracking system in Washington, D.C., can interoperate with exposure notification applications in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

On September 1, Apple released an update to its iPhone operating system, IOS 13.7, which includes a change to the exposure notification function, eliminating the need to install public health applications in advance. However, some states, such as Pennsylvania and New York, still require users to download their covid-19 exposure app. If the user tries to add one of these regions to the exposure notice in the settings, he will be prompted to download the app from the app store.

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