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AlohaSafe Alert COVID-19 notification app now available

Posted on Jan. 8, 2021

NDPTC and PURL Partner AiO Hawaii has released the AlohaSafe Alert app

To help in the fight to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the
Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with aio Digital
and the Hawaii Executive Collaborative has launched AlohaSafe Alert, a
free, COVID-19 exposure notification app:

Once added to your smartphone, AlohaSafe Alert will send a notification
within 48 hours if you come into close contact-within six feet for at
least 15 minutes-with someone, who is also using the app, tests positive
for the virus in the previous 14 days.

All of the data collected will be kept anonymous, and only DOH will have
access to it. Should an app user test positive for COVID-19, their
identity is kept private from anyone who receives an alert, and their
identities are kept private from other app users.

NDPTC and PURL, along with the University of Hawaii, joins State Health Departments and encourages everyone to download and utilize the AlohaSafe Alert app. The more people who use the app,
the more effective it will be to stop the spread of COVID-19. The app is
another tool in the effort to bring the pandemic that includes
vaccination, wearing face coverings, practicing safe physical distancing
and hand washing.