Cellphone users who've tested positive for COVID-19 can now trace the people they've had contact with locally or beyond Door and Kewaunee Counties. The WI Exposure Network is a new mobile phone app that sends a code to people who've tested positive. Once that code is entered into the app a phone's Bluetooth technology then anonymously notifies other people contacted during the time of potential exposure. Susan Powers, with the Door County Department of Public Health, calls the WI Exposure Network app one more asset to combat COVID-19.
The WI Exposure Network app is available for download through the Google Play Store or through an iPhone's settings. No GPS or other personal information is collected or saved during the app's use. More information can be found at www. dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/notification.htm.