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COVID Alert PA

COVID Alert PA

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The COVID Alert PA app can help reduce the spread of coronavirus in Pennsylvania

3.9 Ratings 455 Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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The COVID Alert PA app can help reduce the spread of coronavirus in Pennsylvania
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Ratings & Reviews

3.9
455 Ratings
  1. 5
    58%
  2. 4
    13%
  3. 3
    9%
  4. 2
    4%
  5. 1
    16%
  • Sep 26, 2020

    By Frank Rugienius
    Easy to set up and register. Interface is easy to use. More details about "how it works" would be useful. Examples of info I was looking for but couldn't find: Will notifications about an individual be sent every time our locations coincide or just once for that person? How long will notifications be sent from an individual who tests positive once they put in their 6 digit code? The word used in the FAQ is "recent". How long is that?
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  • Sep 28, 2020

    By Halley Thomas
    Excellent app! But there can be a few improvements on the data presentation. The graph cannot be filtered right now. And without a more recent trend, it becomes useless for us to make an informed decision about the risk factor. Also, if the graph can be filtered by county level. And also add the percentage of positive tests being reported, it would be amazing!
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  • Oct 2, 2020

    By Jacqulyn Marie
    This app doesn't require any permissions, including contacts and gps. Go to settings>apps>Covid alert PA, and you'll see. You don't need your bluetooth on if you're not out, so it doesn't need to be running. But mine's on all the time for my fitbit, anyway w/no issue.🤷‍♀️ Very clean aesthetic. Includes covid info, like stats. Wish there was a way to manually add locations you've visited and when. And the ability to interact more with the data. Solid effort, but needs more function.
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  • Oct 15, 2020

    By Monique bbchanel
    This app is very informative. I love that there is something that gives updated information about where I live and that I am able to know about possible exposure. I have been using this app since September and have recommended the app to my family. Personally I think everyone should have this app.
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  • Sep 23, 2020

    By Abandoned Cart
    I'm impressed that an app with 1.9 million dollars in funding and the ones made by indie developers that are barely able to fund buying a sandwich are not all that different. Perhaps we went a little overboard in trying to make sure everyone felt comfortable with their precious privacy and not far enough in making sure those not taking other precautions at least notify those that they put at risk. If you don't feel like installing the app, at least start pulling your mask over your nose at Walmart when walking the produce section. I don't care if you think you are too healthy to worry about getting sick. You can only do so much to protect yourself, but the rest is to protect others. By the time this app dings, you've probably already been infected.
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  • Oct 10, 2020

    By Ted Harrington
    The app says that exposure alerts are disabled and that I need to check my devices settings. When going to check the device's settings it tells me that the correct settings are enabled. It also gives me a random notification every once in awhile that just basically tells me that the app is installed. Seems pretty useless. I may be missing something, but I'm fairly sure I'm not.
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  • Oct 11, 2020

    By Scott Corbin
    Despite the description saying that this app uses Bluetooth to determine if you have been near someone with Covid/Covid symptoms, it is telling me I must have location services (GPS) turned on to work (to get Exposure Notifications). Between privacy and battery life concerns, this is a no-go for me. Publisher - please explain why location services (GPS) is required.
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  • Oct 13, 2020

    By Dan Hall
    First installation attempt: Doesn't work. Shows nothing but a blank blue screen. Second attempt after a reboot: Long pause on blank blue screen with nothing happening, then started to work. Symptom check-in inexplicably asks for my race, sexual orientation and gender identity. What a mess.
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  • Sep 26, 2020

    By Frank Rugienius
    Easy to set up and register. Interface is easy to use. More details about "how it works" would be useful. Examples of info I was looking for but couldn't find: Will notifications about an individual be sent every time our locations coincide or just once for that person? How long will notifications be sent from an individual who tests positive once they put in their 6 digit code? The word used in the FAQ is "recent". How long is that?
    more
  • Oct 15, 2020

    By Monique bbchanel
    This app is very informative. I love that there is something that gives updated information about where I live and that I am able to know about possible exposure. I have been using this app since September and have recommended the app to my family. Personally I think everyone should have this app.
    more
  • Sep 22, 2020

    By Jason Bolt
    This DOES *NOT* use friends lists, contact lists, GPS, physical tracking, or ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. What this DOES use is near-range Bluetooth beacon scanning, so if someone else has the app and you pass them, their UNIDENTIFIABLE "id" gets tagged by you, and if their medical professional/PCP/etc positively tests them for COVID-19, it will alert those whose tokens were saved. It's effectively the 3DS's Street Pass lol. AGAIN IT DOES NOT USE OR REQUIRE CONTACTS OR PRIVATE INFORMATION. Help be safe, help others be safe.
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  • Sep 30, 2020

    By Stosh Przychowicz
    Ok folks, does the app ask for gps permission? Nope. Does the app ask for access to your contacts? Nope. Does the app ask for access to your storage? Nope. The claims by so called IT professionals who don't have the least understanding on how the Android OS allows aps to work on your device and are claiming it invades your privacy are bogus. Battery drain, that could be an issue, sure. Chances are if that is your case, you need to backup your device and do a factory reset then restore.
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  • Sep 22, 2020

    By Ted Voltolina
    Please install this app and spread the word! The more people use it, the more effective it is, and the faster we can all return to some semblance of normalcy. And just to be clear regarding privacy -- not only does this app NOT use your location, it actually doesn't request ANY permissions from your device. It only uses Bluetooth to determine if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive and also has the app installed.
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  • Sep 28, 2020

    By Halley Thomas
    Excellent app! But there can be a few improvements on the data presentation. The graph cannot be filtered right now. And without a more recent trend, it becomes useless for us to make an informed decision about the risk factor. Also, if the graph can be filtered by county level. And also add the percentage of positive tests being reported, it would be amazing!
    more
  • Oct 2, 2020

    By Jacqulyn Marie
    This app doesn't require any permissions, including contacts and gps. Go to settings>apps>Covid alert PA, and you'll see. You don't need your bluetooth on if you're not out, so it doesn't need to be running. But mine's on all the time for my fitbit, anyway w/no issue.🤷‍♀️ Very clean aesthetic. Includes covid info, like stats. Wish there was a way to manually add locations you've visited and when. And the ability to interact more with the data. Solid effort, but needs more function.
    more
  • Sep 23, 2020

    By Abandoned Cart
    I'm impressed that an app with 1.9 million dollars in funding and the ones made by indie developers that are barely able to fund buying a sandwich are not all that different. Perhaps we went a little overboard in trying to make sure everyone felt comfortable with their precious privacy and not far enough in making sure those not taking other precautions at least notify those that they put at risk. If you don't feel like installing the app, at least start pulling your mask over your nose at Walmart when walking the produce section. I don't care if you think you are too healthy to worry about getting sick. You can only do so much to protect yourself, but the rest is to protect others. By the time this app dings, you've probably already been infected.
    more
  • Oct 3, 2020

    By S Abraham
    Too much room for error - anyone conscientious enough to use this app is unlikely to be going around while contagious and taking appropriate precautions. And then, they are unlikely to come across infected people who use the app, giving app users a false sense of security. Im not sure how close your phones have to be either - it might be a useful way to learn if neighbors are sick. The dashboard is nice, though I prefer ones online anyway.
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  • Oct 13, 2020

    By Dan Hall
    First installation attempt: Doesn't work. Shows nothing but a blank blue screen. Second attempt after a reboot: Long pause on blank blue screen with nothing happening, then started to work. Symptom check-in inexplicably asks for my race, sexual orientation and gender identity. What a mess.
    more
  • Oct 10, 2020

    By Ted Harrington
    The app says that exposure alerts are disabled and that I need to check my devices settings. When going to check the device's settings it tells me that the correct settings are enabled. It also gives me a random notification every once in awhile that just basically tells me that the app is installed. Seems pretty useless. I may be missing something, but I'm fairly sure I'm not.
    more
  • Oct 11, 2020

    By Scott Corbin
    Despite the description saying that this app uses Bluetooth to determine if you have been near someone with Covid/Covid symptoms, it is telling me I must have location services (GPS) turned on to work (to get Exposure Notifications). Between privacy and battery life concerns, this is a no-go for me. Publisher - please explain why location services (GPS) is required.
    more

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