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MD COVID Alert

MD COVID Alert

Maryland Department of Health

MD Contact Tracing is the official exposure notification app for Maryland

3.6 Ratings 261+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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MD Contact Tracing is the official exposure notification app for Maryland
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Ratings & Reviews

3.6
261+ Ratings
  1. 5
    48+%
  2. 4
    10+%
  3. 3
    11+%
  4. 2
    8+%
  5. 1
    21+%
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  • Nov 12, 2020

    By Henry Farkas
    It's certainly valuable to have a way of being notified if I was close to someone for 15 minutes who didn't know my name and who came down with COVID-19. The reason I didn't give the app 5 stars is that it doesn't allow me to check in daily and report suspicious symptoms. The only thing I can report is a test result. The other thing I don't like is that there are separate apps for neighboring states. That means that I have to have multiple contact tracing apps on my phone.
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  • Nov 11, 2020

    By Ruth Brown
    I have android 5 samsung note phone and I could install it. Read the info about the app which explains how it works (without IDg person or phone) and that made it clear that location setting doesnt have to be on. Bluetooth was activated by app; assume i need to have it active when outside the house. Haven't been anywhere yet, so can't really evaluate app properly. But happy to have this app and plenty of free and nearby testing where I live. We can use all the help we can get!
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  • Nov 11, 2020

    By Gerald H
    Seems simple enough, not sure what the review claiming they couldn't enable notifications was talking about. Installer had message about permissions when it was starting, and "Settings" button was right inside the app. AND in the "Apps" management entry under "System Settings", the normal toggle switch allowing notifications was there. I admit there is no way to tell if it's working until you actually get "pinged". Users might need to make sure Battery Optimization doesn't put it to sleep.
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  • Nov 12, 2020

    By Jerry Adney
    Had to find a link from an article because it never showed up in the play store. Otherwise, I assume it's built on the same framework/template as many other states' apps and it remains to be seen how effective it is.If it really requires you to volunteer a positive test result, I'm not sure how they can expect much participation (or prevent trolling).Considering how little messaging I've seen and how resistant people are to even the most basic prevention, it seems like it may be a token gesture.
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  • Nov 10, 2020

    By MythicalRedFox
    Glad Maryland finally got one of these. It's absurd we don't just have a national system, but this is the next best thing. If you're worried about privacy, look up the "3blue1brown" video on YouTube explaining the cryptography behind contact tracing apps like this, and see for yourself how it keeps you safe and anonymous. Let's stop the spread.
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  • Dec 30, 2020

    By Christopher Weir
    This app is WORTHLESS, a family member of mine has COVID and it's impossible to use the app. The verification codes do not work and there is no way to problem solve.
  • Jan 7, 2021

    By michael matters
    Garbage. Doesn't work. Incredible that money was spent on a useless app. It gives hope for no reason. You can't report positives. So it doesn't work.
  • Jan 2, 2021

    By Andrew Baer, M.D.
    App is dependent on assumptions. The sensitivity and specificity of COVID19/SARS2 testing done by PCR is questionable. It is traditionally a quantitative test NOT a qualitative one used for ID. Viral culture is the gold standard. App presumably works by your phone's bluetooth communication with COVID + patient's phone. This function may not work properly. I have my doubts. Anyway, most people survive. Infectious disease has been part of the human condition since the beginning of time.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Rachel Sloan
    The app literally doesn't work. There's not much else to say. When you open the app, and press "Turn on exposure notifications", all you get is an error saying "Something went wrong. Try again". I've had it installed for several weeks. It happened when I first downloaded it, and still continues. I'm going to uninstall it. It's pointless. EDIT: So, I decided to try this app again to see if it had been fixed. I guess I'll never know, because when I try to download, I just get an error message. ??
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  • Dec 25, 2020

    By Christine Cole
    Very basic and not helpful, not as good as the PA state app. MD needs to up their game and show they're serious about getting us to use the app. The app directs us to the MD Dept of Health app which is not very user friendly on mobile devices. In comparison the PA app contains statistics by county, helps you determine if you need a test based on your symptoms, and how to report positive results. MD needs to include the same options.
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  • Nov 11, 2020

    By Gerald H
    Seems simple enough, not sure what the review claiming they couldn't enable notifications was talking about. Installer had message about permissions when it was starting, and "Settings" button was right inside the app. AND in the "Apps" management entry under "System Settings", the normal toggle switch allowing notifications was there. I admit there is no way to tell if it's working until you actually get "pinged". Users might need to make sure Battery Optimization doesn't put it to sleep.
    more
  • Nov 10, 2020

    By MythicalRedFox
    Glad Maryland finally got one of these. It's absurd we don't just have a national system, but this is the next best thing. If you're worried about privacy, look up the "3blue1brown" video on YouTube explaining the cryptography behind contact tracing apps like this, and see for yourself how it keeps you safe and anonymous. Let's stop the spread.
    more
  • Nov 21, 2020

    By Melissa Hodge
    Thank you for this app. My grandparents have covid-19. This is very serious. Bluetooth does take up a lot of battery so I basically just turn it on before I leave to go to the store or out and shut it off while I'm safe at home. Please wear your masks and continue to social distance.
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  • Nov 11, 2020

    By Ruth Brown
    I have android 5 samsung note phone and I could install it. Read the info about the app which explains how it works (without IDg person or phone) and that made it clear that location setting doesnt have to be on. Bluetooth was activated by app; assume i need to have it active when outside the house. Haven't been anywhere yet, so can't really evaluate app properly. But happy to have this app and plenty of free and nearby testing where I live. We can use all the help we can get!
    more
  • Nov 10, 2020

    By David Davis
    Glad MD was able to get this going. A nationwide alert system would of course be preferable, but the US is obviously not ready for that. Trivial to setup, unobtrusive, and the privacy/security framework seems sound.
  • Nov 12, 2020

    By Henry Farkas
    It's certainly valuable to have a way of being notified if I was close to someone for 15 minutes who didn't know my name and who came down with COVID-19. The reason I didn't give the app 5 stars is that it doesn't allow me to check in daily and report suspicious symptoms. The only thing I can report is a test result. The other thing I don't like is that there are separate apps for neighboring states. That means that I have to have multiple contact tracing apps on my phone.
    more
  • Nov 12, 2020

    By Jerry Adney
    Had to find a link from an article because it never showed up in the play store. Otherwise, I assume it's built on the same framework/template as many other states' apps and it remains to be seen how effective it is.If it really requires you to volunteer a positive test result, I'm not sure how they can expect much participation (or prevent trolling).Considering how little messaging I've seen and how resistant people are to even the most basic prevention, it seems like it may be a token gesture.
    more
  • Dec 17, 2020

    By John Shepherd
    Requires GPS to be on all the time. Another reviewer stated the phone's location doesnt need to be turned on, but as soon as I turn it off I get a notification stating "Exposure Notifications Inactive To use this feature, turn on location".
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  • Nov 18, 2020

    By Jessie Alderdice
    I wish there was a way to enable exposure notifications from multiple jurisdictions. As someone that works in dc/md/va it would be nice to have all 3 apps on and able to notify you, but you can only have one app enabled at a time.
  • Dec 25, 2020

    By Christine Cole
    Very basic and not helpful, not as good as the PA state app. MD needs to up their game and show they're serious about getting us to use the app. The app directs us to the MD Dept of Health app which is not very user friendly on mobile devices. In comparison the PA app contains statistics by county, helps you determine if you need a test based on your symptoms, and how to report positive results. MD needs to include the same options.
    more
  • Dec 17, 2020

    By Andrew Feldmann
    Installation hung, had to reinstall. though feedback is mentioned, no feedback method built into app. to save power would be nice to be able to turn off when at home location where no visitors or exposure is possible. just installed so may be more feedback later, but no method within app.
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  • Dec 30, 2020

    By Christopher Weir
    This app is WORTHLESS, a family member of mine has COVID and it's impossible to use the app. The verification codes do not work and there is no way to problem solve.
  • Jan 7, 2021

    By michael matters
    Garbage. Doesn't work. Incredible that money was spent on a useless app. It gives hope for no reason. You can't report positives. So it doesn't work.
  • Jan 2, 2021

    By Andrew Baer, M.D.
    App is dependent on assumptions. The sensitivity and specificity of COVID19/SARS2 testing done by PCR is questionable. It is traditionally a quantitative test NOT a qualitative one used for ID. Viral culture is the gold standard. App presumably works by your phone's bluetooth communication with COVID + patient's phone. This function may not work properly. I have my doubts. Anyway, most people survive. Infectious disease has been part of the human condition since the beginning of time.
    more
  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Rachel Sloan
    The app literally doesn't work. There's not much else to say. When you open the app, and press "Turn on exposure notifications", all you get is an error saying "Something went wrong. Try again". I've had it installed for several weeks. It happened when I first downloaded it, and still continues. I'm going to uninstall it. It's pointless. EDIT: So, I decided to try this app again to see if it had been fixed. I guess I'll never know, because when I try to download, I just get an error message. ??
    more
  • Jan 8, 2021

    By jneilmbs
    Tried to install on 2 different devices and app will only enable notifications on one of them. Update: 01/08/2021 Still unable to enable notifications on Xiaomi 10 Ultra

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