Utah launching Apple-Google exposure notification app on February 17

Utah is launching Coronavirus exposure notifications, using the Apple and Google framework, on Wednesday.

The Exposure Notifications API allows users to perform contact tracing while remaining anonymousThe Exposure Notifications API allows users to perform contact tracing while remaining anonymous

“Modeling has produced estimates that if just 15% of a population uses Exposure Notifications, that in combination with manual contact tracing, there can be up to a 15% reduction in COVID-19 infections and 11% fewer deaths,” said Navina Forsythe, director of Utah’s Department of Health Center for Health Data and Informatics while announcing the launch. “A higher percentage of participation can lead to even greater reductions in disease.”

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