COVID Alert App & ABTraceTogether App

Lisa C. COVID-19

New COVID-19 cases are growing across the country. To take care of ourselves and protect our community, we can choose to use COVID tracing apps developed by the federal and provincial government. Tracing apps help break the cycle of infection, inform us of possible exposures before symptoms appear.

If you reside in Alberta, you can use the ABTraceTogether App. The app was launched back in May, and more information can be found here: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/05/04/abtracetogether-app-launched/

In addition to the ABTraceTogether App, you can also download the use the COVID Alert App, available in both English and French: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/08/02/covid-alert-app-released/

Both the COVID Alert App and the ABTraceTogether App works with Bluetooth on your cell phone. If you’ve been near one of people who tested positive, you will be notified.

Earlier in August, there were plans to switch the provincial app ABTraceTogether to COVID Alert, but for the time being, it looks like that Alberta is not going ahead with this plan.

Many people have concerns about their privacy when using these tracing apps. Please refer to: