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Governor Phil Murphy today (October 1) announced the launch of the COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app.

The app, COVID Alert NJ, will serve as a crucial tool and will notify users of potential COVID-19 exposure. With today’s launch, New Jersey joins New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware in creating a regional COVID Alert app network.

“Over the course of our public health emergency, we’ve called for a shared sense of personal responsibility to support our contact tracing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Murphy in a press statement. “With the launch of COVID Alert NJ and our regional app network, New Jerseyans and residents in our neighboring states can support our fight against COVID-19 simply by downloading an application on their phone. The app is free and secure, and your identity, personally identifying information, and location will never be collected. The more phones that have the app, the better we can fight this pandemic.”

The free mobile apps are now available to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in New Jersey or New York. It’s available for download from Google Play Store or Apple Store.