Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offers COVID Trace App

LAS VEGAS – Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is offering the COVID Trace app for free, a Bluetooth-based exposure notification program designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

COVID Trace, which is recommended by state health and Nevada System of Higher Education officials, is available for download for both iOS and Android phones.

The app uses a technology called the Exposure Notifications System from Google and Apple. COVID Trace exchanges anonymous information with other phones in your vicinity, without compromising privacy, and notifies you if you’ve come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This empowers the user to quarantine effectively, seek timely medical attention, and reduce risk for loved ones.

How it works:

  • The app uses Bluetooth to exchange random codes with nearby phones.
  • Every day, it checks a list of random codes from people who tell the app they tested positive.
  • If it finds codes that match, the app notifies you that you’ve been exposed and explains what to do next.

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The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Board of Regents.