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More help available to track COVID-19 infections
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services just released its Covid Exposure App to help track COVID-19 exposure.
The smartphone app uses Bluetooth technology to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. Once you activate the app, your phone exchanges anonymous signals with other phones that are near it for at least 15 minutes. If somebody who has the app tests positive for COVID-19, they can then send an alert using the app to those other phones. This will allow people who are close contacts to quickly get the care they need and avoid exposing others to the virus.
Learn more about the privacy protections and how to activate the app on the DHS website here. It is available for both Android and iPhone users.
The more people using the app, the more effective it will be!
COVID-19: At-Home Collection Kit
The State of Wisconsin and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer a new COVID-19 testing option for everyone who lives in Wisconsin, with or without symptoms, at no cost. This new service allows people to collect their own saliva samples for testing in their home. The capacity is expected to expand over time. Learn more here.