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To help lead the way in the fight against COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has launched COVIDWISE, the official COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app.

Virginia will be the first state in the United States to deploy an exposure notification app using the Apple/Google Bluetooth Low Energy framework.

COVIDWISE will notify you if you’ve likely been exposed to another app user that shared a positive COVID-19 test result.

Knowing your exposure history allows you to self- quarantine effectively, seek timely medical attention, and reduce potential exposure risk to others.

The app works by using random Bluetooth keys that change every 10-20 minutes. Phones with the app installed will anonymously share these random keys if they are within close proximity.

The more Virginians who use the app, the greater the likelihood that you will receive timely exposure notifications that lead to effective disease prevention.

Join Fort Belvoir community to help slow the spread and #FighttheVirus. Alert friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues about COVIDWISE and share the download link. By working together, we can protect ourselves and our communities.

Learn more: www.vdh.virginia.gov/covidwise