COVID Alert NJ App is being made available by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) to complement New Jersey’s comprehensive COVID-19 contact tracing effort. COVID Alert NJ is a free and secure mobile phone app that allows New Jerseyans:
1. To be alerted if they have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive for COVID-19 – even if that person is a stranger
2. To track their symptoms and get advice on what to do to protect themselves and others
3. To be able to anonymously warn other app users whom they were in close contact with, if they tested positive for COVID-19 – especially people they do not know or remember being in close contact with (e.g., during bus/train ride, at public places)
4. To monitor the latest information and statistics related to the COVID-19 pandemic
5. To reach NJ public health representatives and be connected with support services
For all this to work, all you have to do is push “Allow” COVID-19 Exposure Notification Services (ENS) on your phone within your App.
You can also choose to “Allow” your phone to turn on the COVID-19 Exposure Notification Services (ENS) and also “Allow” your phone to display notifications so that you also receive an alert that you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. You can also turn off this functionality, at any time, in the Settings page of the App.
In the event you receive an Exposure Notification, you may read NJ DOH advice under Exposure Notification Information or get in touch with a public health representative.
It is important to note that COVID Alert NJ will never reveal the identity of any person using the app to other app users, and never reveals who has been diagnosed as positive for COVID-19.
Help us Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Share this app with your friends and family.
The use of this App is entirely voluntary and it is available to download for free from the Apple App Store. The App runs on iPhones that support iOS 13.5 and higher. The App is not intended for use by persons under 18 years of age, as they are considered not to have reached the digital age of consent or agreement with the State of New Jersey. You will be asked to confirm that you are 18 years or older after you download the App.
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Glad to have it, hope for a few more features
Very grateful to have this available and i hope many more download/use this for contact tracing in our state. Well done on making this easy for us!
That said i do agree with other users that i wished it had more info. You cant zoom on the “total cases” graphs which makes them very hard to view.
It would be much more helpful to have a tracker of New Cases from the last 24-48 hours instead of the “totals” since april so that we can better see where we currently stand and the graph isnt totally skewed from the spike in april when testing finally started.
Exposure Alert can’t work if county health departments don’t have the info to provide
Sadly the app has been available for over a month and there are less than 330k downloads.
To make matter worse, the exposure alert feature is a complete waste. I tested positive this week (test Monday, results from lab Wednesday morning, finally contacted by Ocean County Health Department Thursday afternoon). When I asked the OCHD person that called about the tracking number to enter into the app she had no idea what I was talking about yet claims to have been doing Ocean County contact tracing since March. She said she’d make a call and get back to me. I thought that may have meant same day, but it’s now Friday and no call back.
I wanted this app to work . I’ve had it installed since early October when there were less than 100k users, but in a state with 9 million people to have less than 330K download it and for county health departments to have no clue (or the information to provide) a month after release, this is not going to help reduce the number of cases in the state.
17+ rating a bit surprising
This app has been useful, but I was surprised that when I downloaded it to my child’s phone, the app said my child was too young to participate. I downloaded it because they are going to resume limited in-person instructionat school, and this app seemed like something they should have. I’d be interested to hear why those under 17 cannot participate.
- New Jersey Department of Treasury
- 15.8 MB
Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone.
- Age Rating
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- © New Jersey Department of Health
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.