What does the Virginia Department of Health do?
The Mission of the Virginia Department of Health is to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people in Virginia. COVIDWISE specifically is the nation’s first exposure notifications app for COVID-19.
Who Developed the COVIDWISE app?
The COVIDWISE app was developed in partnership with Google and Apple and uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to quickly notify users who have likely been exposed so they can reduce the risk of infection.
Where are you located?
We are headquartered in Richmond, VA, but the VDH has health departments throughout the state.
Where can COVIDWISE be used?
The COVIDWISE app currently only works in Virginia, but steps are being taken to add it to the national key server which would allow the various state apps to work with each other.
— Va Dept of Health (@VDHgov) September 4, 2020
When did COVIDWISE become available for use?
The COVIDWISE app was launched August 5th.
What would you say to the general public about this app?
Add Your Phone to the COVID Fight to Help Virginia Stop COVID-19. By simply downloading an app you could help protect yourself and your community and help prevent future infections.
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