D.C. officials roll out COVID-19 exposure notifications on cell phones


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDVM) — A new contact tracing effort called DC CAN, short for COVID Alert Notice, will soon be pushed out to District residents.

Starting Tuesday, DC CAN will be available to residents who choose to turn on their phone’s capabilities to allow for COVID-19 exposure notifications.

Officials say you can use the tool anonymously and privately, or control what information you choose to share.

Maryland doesn’t yet have an exposure notification tool and Virginia’s exposure notification tool is specific to the state, and not interoperable with D.C.’s tool, officials say.

There are nearly 40 states on D.C.’s high-risk list. A visit to these states require a 14-day quarantine upon return to the District.

On Monday, the District reported no new COVID-related deaths and 25 new cases.

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