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Minnesota launches COVID-19 tracking app via mobile devices


November 24, 2020

Elizabeth Flores – Star Tribune

Gov. Tim Walz unveiled the COVIDawareMN mobile tracking app available to Minnesotans during a press conference Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in St. Paul.

A new Bluetooth-enabled mobile app will give Minnesotans with COVID-19 the ability to anonymously notify close contacts who they might have exposed to the infectious disease.

Gov. Tim Walz unveiled COVIDaware MN on Monday and urged Minnesotans to use the app to slow the spread of the pandemic that has caused at least 3,265 deaths and more than 276,500 lab-confirmed infections in the state.

"COVIDaware MN gives our state a powerful and anonymous new tool to alert others we've had close contact with - even people we don't know - and slow the spread of COVID-19," Walz said.


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