Oregon, Washington Join COVID-19 Exposure App Pilot Project

This week, the Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Oregon and Washington will participate with California in piloting a project that notifies individuals if they have been exposed to COVID-19 via a mobile application. Late last week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Technology (CDT) announced the Exposure Notification Express app developed by Google and Apple. The app, which requires users to opt-in, confidentially notifies individuals who may have been exposed to the virus. As indicated by the Governor’s Office, privacy and security are central to the design of the app which does not collect location data from any device and never shares user identities.

The announcement from the Governor’s Office is available here.