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SlowCOVIDNC

SlowCOVIDNC

NC Department of Health and Human Services

Official COVID-19 exposure notification app to help protect North Carolinians!

4.3 Ratings 687+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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Official COVID-19 exposure notification app to help protect North Carolinians!
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Ratings & Reviews

4.3
687+ Ratings
  1. 5
    71+%
  2. 4
    9+%
  3. 3
    6+%
  4. 2
    5+%
  5. 1
    8+%
  • Good on NC DHHS Oct 4, 2020

    By KC1974
    This is obviously dependent on everyone having the app and them reporting. That said, if they catch covid, if they’re a good citizen they should install it and report, but that’s pretty much locking the door after the horse has bolted, but it would be something. Also, with me living very close to the SC border who don’t have an app, I’m not so sure this will work that well. Add to that apartment/condo or townhouse living and a neighbor you have had no contact with reporting, you could get notifications because their phone is the other side of the wall, but it’s better than nothing. Realistically, the CDC should have had a national app. Why they don’t may be due to budget cuts? Who knows. Still - as I said it’s better than nothing and kudos to NC state dept of health for getting this out. Seemingly one of the few states that bothered.
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  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Jim Dudley
    The app is a great concept and was checking when initially installed. On my Samsung S6, it was a power drain. Also, it hasn't checked for exposures since 10/23/20. Today is 11/20/20 so its been almost a month. As COVID case rates are accelerating again, it seems this app would be more pertinent than ever. I'm looking forward to any suggestions that may be offered to resolve these two issues.
    more
  • Great Idea. Advertise it more! Oct 25, 2020

    By Dww1588
    An exposure notification app seems like a great idea. But this app is only useful when lots of people have it. So why has it been out a month and I am just hearing about it at tje bottom of a story on WLOS? I was just at doctor last week and no one mentioned it. Asking GPs and others to tell their patients to download the app seems like a low cost way to spread the word!
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  • Hope this app goes VIRAL Sep 24, 2020

    By Tri2MakeADifference
    Prior to this app coming out, downloaded the app for Virginia and the other states that have similar. Really worth getting them all as they should alert you on travelers as well. Living in Wake Forest we get folks from Virginia in our Target and other stores every day. Hopefully, soon, the state apps will all work in unison.
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  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Linsey Ward
    Installed because my job is front line and I thought it would be helpful since I have so many contacts each day. A little disappointed that it really only exchanges the signal after 15 minutes, since 90% of my interactions are pretty short. But it's important to slow COVID so I will do all I can.
    more
  • No notifications Nov 4, 2020

    By z1212121847z
    At first I was happy with the app. However, ever since LAST week, I have had the app’s home page tell me that notifications weren’t enabled. I reached out to the app developers but haven’t received any feedback. What’s the point in having the app if I’ll never know if I’m in contact with anyone?? It would be great to also see how many people I’ve been near that have downloaded the app. That way we can all know if those around us, or no one around us, ever has the app even downloaded....just a thought. Thank you for trying though
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Austin
    Such a small percentage of people are downloading this for Android (can't speak for iOS), and such a small percentage of people are actually tested daily in this state. It's more like a gimmick app unless everyone downloads and everyone gets weekly testing. So no way to know if this approach to contact tracing is working.
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  • I don’t think this does anything Nov 19, 2020

    By Bea Careful
    I have to say — I’m a little disappointed. We’ve had the app downloaded on my families phones since it was released and haven’t left the house without masks in months. My husband tested positive earlier this week and we immediately went through the steps of verifying through the app. It’s been three days and neither his, nor mine, says we’ve been exposed. This makes me wonder how many people I passed on our morning walks, picking up groceries, etc. who might have been positive as well.
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  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Lynn Kies
    Exposure last checked: October 31, 2020 8:15am. It's November 23 now. I thought this app was a great idea. But now I have some random app that is connected to my Bluetooth 24/7 and I'm deleting it.
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Alaina Hull
    Again, writing a review to state that it randomly stops checking for exposures. I think it happens when I connect/disconnect other things via bluetooth or when I turn bluetooth off/on. The app reads "Exposure last checked November 20" it is now the 23rd. Last time I wrote a review I don't think the respondent understood what I was saying - I understand how to open the app and look for the last exposure check, what I am saying is it is not checking anymore for some reason.
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  • Good on NC DHHS Oct 4, 2020

    By KC1974
    This is obviously dependent on everyone having the app and them reporting. That said, if they catch covid, if they’re a good citizen they should install it and report, but that’s pretty much locking the door after the horse has bolted, but it would be something. Also, with me living very close to the SC border who don’t have an app, I’m not so sure this will work that well. Add to that apartment/condo or townhouse living and a neighbor you have had no contact with reporting, you could get notifications because their phone is the other side of the wall, but it’s better than nothing. Realistically, the CDC should have had a national app. Why they don’t may be due to budget cuts? Who knows. Still - as I said it’s better than nothing and kudos to NC state dept of health for getting this out. Seemingly one of the few states that bothered.
    more
  • Great Idea. Advertise it more! Oct 25, 2020

    By Dww1588
    An exposure notification app seems like a great idea. But this app is only useful when lots of people have it. So why has it been out a month and I am just hearing about it at tje bottom of a story on WLOS? I was just at doctor last week and no one mentioned it. Asking GPs and others to tell their patients to download the app seems like a low cost way to spread the word!
    more
  • Hope this app goes VIRAL Sep 24, 2020

    By Tri2MakeADifference
    Prior to this app coming out, downloaded the app for Virginia and the other states that have similar. Really worth getting them all as they should alert you on travelers as well. Living in Wake Forest we get folks from Virginia in our Target and other stores every day. Hopefully, soon, the state apps will all work in unison.
    more
  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Linsey Ward
    Installed because my job is front line and I thought it would be helpful since I have so many contacts each day. A little disappointed that it really only exchanges the signal after 15 minutes, since 90% of my interactions are pretty short. But it's important to slow COVID so I will do all I can.
    more
  • Can’t activate app Nov 10, 2020

    By SGLPGT
    I get an error message when I try to turn notifications on. I had previously installed the VA app, so maybe that’s messing it up? But this app is useless, and I can’t find a way to get help for the issue.— nevermind, had to go find the app settings and change my region.
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  • Nov 25, 2020

    By Anthony Gerstenbacher
    Has stopped checking for exposure. Last checked for exposure 11/20 on my pixel 3. I cleared app data and it checked in today.
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  • Please share with friends to utilize Oct 21, 2020

    By Mookanoah
    This app is an amazing idea it’s great security wise and just an overall greta concept, BUT it needs to have widespread use. SHARE THE APP THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, TEXT, ECT. It sits away, you never need to get on it. Just download and then fill out the info.
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  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Jim Dudley
    The app is a great concept and was checking when initially installed. On my Samsung S6, it was a power drain. Also, it hasn't checked for exposures since 10/23/20. Today is 11/20/20 so its been almost a month. As COVID case rates are accelerating again, it seems this app would be more pertinent than ever. I'm looking forward to any suggestions that may be offered to resolve these two issues.
    more
  • Oct 23, 2020

    By David Burton
    I installed it on my Samsung S5 (6.0.1 Marshmallow). I guess it's working, but it has a big flaw: it's a power hog. Until I installed SowCOVIDNC, my phone battery easily lasted a full day. Now I have to recharge by late-afternoon. That's a big problem. Can you please fix it? I'm not going to uninstall it, because it is important. I can live with the power drain, if I have to. But it sure would be a lot better if it didn't drain the battery so rapidly.
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  • Doesn’t download on IOS 12.4.8? Oct 23, 2020

    By filletbuster
    Can you fix it so older systems can download it? Otherwise, what’s the point?
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  • No notifications Nov 4, 2020

    By z1212121847z
    At first I was happy with the app. However, ever since LAST week, I have had the app’s home page tell me that notifications weren’t enabled. I reached out to the app developers but haven’t received any feedback. What’s the point in having the app if I’ll never know if I’m in contact with anyone?? It would be great to also see how many people I’ve been near that have downloaded the app. That way we can all know if those around us, or no one around us, ever has the app even downloaded....just a thought. Thank you for trying though
    more
  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Austin
    Such a small percentage of people are downloading this for Android (can't speak for iOS), and such a small percentage of people are actually tested daily in this state. It's more like a gimmick app unless everyone downloads and everyone gets weekly testing. So no way to know if this approach to contact tracing is working.
    more
  • I don’t think this does anything Nov 19, 2020

    By Bea Careful
    I have to say — I’m a little disappointed. We’ve had the app downloaded on my families phones since it was released and haven’t left the house without masks in months. My husband tested positive earlier this week and we immediately went through the steps of verifying through the app. It’s been three days and neither his, nor mine, says we’ve been exposed. This makes me wonder how many people I passed on our morning walks, picking up groceries, etc. who might have been positive as well.
    more
  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Lynn Kies
    Exposure last checked: October 31, 2020 8:15am. It's November 23 now. I thought this app was a great idea. But now I have some random app that is connected to my Bluetooth 24/7 and I'm deleting it.
    more
  • Nov 8, 2020

    By James Carr
    While the app is easy to use and read, the app prevents use of bluetooth keyboards and controllers for more than a few minutes. After that, this app forcibly disconnects your accessories, and you need to manually reconnect.
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Alaina Hull
    Again, writing a review to state that it randomly stops checking for exposures. I think it happens when I connect/disconnect other things via bluetooth or when I turn bluetooth off/on. The app reads "Exposure last checked November 20" it is now the 23rd. Last time I wrote a review I don't think the respondent understood what I was saying - I understand how to open the app and look for the last exposure check, what I am saying is it is not checking anymore for some reason.
    more
  • Poor rollout and SLOW process Oct 8, 2020

    By gryzby
    Takes 24-48 hours after test result to get a pin to verify a positive test. I’m also saddened by the late rollout and slow adoption for a simple app that Apple provided the framework for. Most people still don’t know about this app, I went through the testing process with Duke and the app was never mentioned, never advertised anywhere. This should be one of the most important tools for mitigating the spread and its being treated like a novelty. Why not StopCovidNC?
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  • Useless Nov 17, 2020

    By Miss mookie kitty
    This app makes it VERY difficult if not impossible to share a positive covid test. You have to have a PIN number and if your doctor has not reported your positive test to health department, no pin will be given to you. Why would anybody lie about a positive covid test. Good lord! So I tried to do the right thing but can’t get a pin so nobody will be notified of my positive test. I would love to know how many people actually get PIN numbers when they call. What a joke.
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  • Previous versions of iOS Sep 30, 2020

    By a person, not a bunch of bots
    Please consider a patch for phones running older versions of iOS! Not everyone has the newest fanciest technology and it limits this apps reach!
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  • Terrible Nov 22, 2020

    By KrisDragon21
    We tested positive and have tried multiple times to input and it says it can’t find us.
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