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How to download the COVID Alert app

August 7, 2020

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO), along with our partners, The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO),encourage our members to download the COVID Alert mobile app to protect yourself and your community!

Get a phone alert if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 (coronavirus), and let others know if you test positive without sharing any personal information.

Why download the COVID Alert App?

Along with physical distancingwearing a mask and other important steps, knowing what to do if you have been exposed to COVID-19 (coronavirus) is another key way to protect yourself and your community.

But how do you know if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19? And, if you get sick, how can you make sure even strangers you’ve been near take the right steps to protect themselves and others? That’s where COVID Alert comes in.

With the free COVID Alert app, you can:

  • get a notification if you may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • get advice on what to do next
  • tell nearby app users if you test positive for COVID-19, without sharing any personal information

COVID Alert will not:

  • collect, store or access any personal data, or health information
  • tell you if you’re currently near someone who’s tested positive
  • tell you about outbreaks in your city or neighbourhood

COVID Alert is completely voluntary. You choose to download, use it, or delete it. The more people who use it, the more effective it will be in helping to protect each other and our communities.  As a result, and for the health and safety of our communities, the ECAO and IBEW CCO recommend that our members download and utilize the free COVID Alert app.

Infographic: how to download the COVID Alert app in four simple steps

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