As we work to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19, we are asking you to add your phone to the fight against COVID-19 and to help Saint Mary’s University use every tool possible to slow the spread of the virus in our communities and on our campuses.
Minnesota’s exposure notification system, COVIDaware MN, will help create a safer environment in our communities and on our campuses. COVIDaware MN will notify you if you’ve been near someone who tested positive for COVID-19. If you test positive, you can use the app to anonymously notify anyone you’ve been near.
We encourage you to download the app now, but no later than Dec. 20, 2020, so you can be notified of potential COVID-19 exposures. When we understand our exposure risk, we can all make more informed decisions about our health and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to friends, classmates, and staff.
COVIDaware MN is free and does not collect any personal information or track your location.
The app was made available by the State of Minnesota, in partnership with PathCheck Foundation. It uses your phone’s Bluetooth signal and exposure notification technology developed by Apple and Google.
The app works with similar apps from the following states: Alabama, California (launching next week) Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wyoming.
Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe. You can learn more about COVIDaware MN online, and download it from the Google Play or Apple App Store.