December 2020

Help #StoptheSpread. Download the COVID Alert app

The Canadian government has created a COVID alert app to enhance contact tracing efforts by public health units across several provinces, including Ontario.

The easy-to-use and free app alerts users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and can let others know if they’ve tested positive, without sharing any personal information. The app is secure, and your privacy is protected as the app doesn’t know your location, name, address, phone contacts or health info (learn more about the app’s privacy and security features). 

If you haven’t done so yet, consider downloading the app. As a nurse, you could be at a higher risk for potential COVID-19 contacts. By downloading the app, you can help protect yourself, your patients, your family and your colleagues.

Downloading the app is voluntary, but the more people who use it, the more effective we will be at stopping the spread of COVID-19. We are all partners in health and have a part to play to #StoptheSpread.

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