COVID Alert CT App

All members of the Yale community with a mobile phone are encouraged to enroll in Connecticut’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification Application, COVID Alert CT.

Enroll in COVID Alert CT

How it Works

This app is being rolled out state-wide and will alert you if you’ve been in close contact with someone else running the application who has confirmed a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. Yale is collaborating with local and state leaders to encourage all citizens to enroll. With broad adoption, it is more likely that you would be notified of a potential exposure and guided toward medical support before you are symptomatic, in an effort to curb community transmission. Review What You Should Know About COVID Alert CT for more information.

While the COVID Alert CT app does not replace Yale’s contact tracing efforts, it does offer another way for our community to remain vigilant.

Actions to Take if You Receive an Alert

If you are notified that you've been in close contact with someone who has confirmed a positive diagnosis for COVID-19, please do the following:

According to the COVID Alert CT website, "The notification alerting you to potential exposure will also include the phone number for state contact tracers - you should call that number for additional guidance and to be connected to any support resources you may need." 

Privacy Policy

The COVID Alert CT app is the result of a collaboration between Google/Apple and public health authorities to support contact tracing, which is one of the best ways to stop a virus from spreading. Apple and Google identified user privacy as a top priority for this technology and created strict guidelines to protect identifiable information and preserve user anonymity. The system does not share location data, nor identify people testing positive to other users or Apple or Google. You can choose to opt out any time. Review the app's Privacy Policy for further clarification of how the exposure notification system works.

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