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Lamont Introduces Coronavirus Notification App

Rich Pedroncelli

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has launched a state coronavirus notification app.

He said the app can be used to identify whether a user’s smartphone has been within six feet of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

“You will be notified on an anonymous basis," Lamont said. "I think that's very important. I think that is really important to give you confidence that you want to download this app. And if you do get an alert that you have been in contact with somebody, you’ll get instructions on quarantine, where you can get tested and reach out to a contact tracer. And they will reach out to you to get more information from you.”

Lamont said the app does not share any personal information. It is available for Apple and Android mobile devices and can be downloaded from ct.gov/covidalertct.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.