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Wisconsin COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Now Available

Wisconsin DHS

A phone app meant to help with contact tracing in Wisconsin is now available to download.

It’s called WI exposure notification. We first told you about it last week on WXPR.

The app is meant to speed up the contact tracing process and let you know sooner if you’ve been potentially exposed to COVID-19.

WI Exposure Notification does not use, collect, or store any GPS data or personal details.

Instead, it uses Bluetooth technology to anonymously share Bluetooth signals with other smartphones using the app nearby.

iPhone and Android users will receive notifications on their phones in the coming days providing instructions for downloading or enabling the app.

You can also find a link to download the app via the Wisconsin DHS website

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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