CRUSH COVID RI is a COVID-19 pandemic response app which provides Rhode Islanders easy access to all of the resources required during the public health crisis, including a location diary that helps users identify the people and places they are in contact with and a symptom checking survey.
Thank you for using the CRUSH COVID RI app and taking an active role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island. You can make a difference in the health of your loved ones and your community by helping us track the virus in our state. The “My Location Diary” feature uses GPS location data that is already available from your phone to help you easily track the places and people you visited over the past 20 days. If you test positive for COVID-19, and you agree to share this information with the Rhode Island Department of Health, they can quickly identify people you were in contact with and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
CRUSH COVID RI also connects you to the latest COVID-19 news and resources – and helps you quickly check for symptoms and identify testing locations near you. Together we will #CrushCovidRI!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Overall good: one suggestion
Overall this app seems easy to use and I appreciate the way it is designed to protect privacy. One suggestion I have is to add a place to just jot down a list of all the people we have interacted with each day right in the app. I know there has been mention of phones pinging each other later on, but this would be a simple and less invasive way to keep track at least in the meantime—sort of a running memo where every day I note who I saw as well as where I was, for example I was chatting with neighbors outside yesterday (6’ apart) which would not show up on a location map.
Good but has issues
Overall the app is good however the collection of location data makes this a no-go for me. Really feel you should have used the API Apple has created gone that route. I understand the data location could be helpful but many people don’t feel comfortable with local, state, or federal government having that data. Apple’s API is very secure and you people can still get notified if they have been exposed. Would recommend switching to that.
I’ve accessed my location diary and it doesn’t seem to be totally accurate. Maybe it still needs to be tweaked a bit?
For instance I visited 3 addresses yesterday and only 2 showed up in my location diary. Also the 2 street names listed were correct but the numbers of the addresses were incorrect.
- State Of Rhode Island, Department of Administration
- 31.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Unrestricted Web Access
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2020 State of Rhode Island
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.