BRAC’s January 25 COVID-19 Brief: LDH launches COVID exposure notification app

On Friday, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) launched the state’s COVID exposure notification app, allowing those who opt in to the service to receive notifications if there is a risk they were exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus. BRAC encourages employers to share this information with their employees.

COVID Defense can be downloaded in the iPhone App Store or Android Google Play Store. Use of the technology is completely voluntary, private, and secure. COVID Defense does not collect the location of a phone or individual to detect exposure, and it does not share a user’s identity. App users must opt in to use the tool and may opt out at any time. No personal information is required to use the app.

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