DC Debuts Smartphone-Based Covid-19 Exposure Alert System
Techlife News|October 24, 2020
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DC Debuts Smartphone-Based Covid-19 Exposure Alert System
The nation’s capital has become one of the first jurisdictions in the country to employ a new COVID-19 notification system, a joint Google-Apple venture that delivers alerts to people’s phones, notifying them that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Mayor Muriel Bowser urged all residents with Apple or Android smartphones to opt into the new DC COVID Alert Notice system, or DC CAN. Bowser called it “a quick and easy way to know if you might have been exposed to COVID-19. Opting in is one more way you can protect yourself, your friends and family, and our entire community.”

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October 24, 2020