What should you do if you were notified you might have been exposed?
Protect yourself and your family
One of the best tools to help slow the spread of COVID-19 is your phone. UT Exposure Notifications is a free and voluntary service developed to help users know of possible exposure to COVID-19
This service is a partnership with Google and Apple. By opting in, your Android or iPhone will share anonymous information with other UT Exposure Notification users using your phone's Bluetooth.
Knowing about potential exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.
How to add notifications to your phone
On an Apple device
- Go to settings
- Select “Exposure Notifications”
- Select “Turn on Exposure Notifications”
- Select “United States”
- Select “Utah”
On an Android device
- Visit the Google Play store.
- Download the UT Exposure Notifications app
- Complete in app set up
How does it work?
Exposure Notification relies on people opting in to the service to be effective. When two people have activated Exposure Notifications on their smartphones and come in close proximity to one another, they exchange anonymized “tokens” that log that close interaction for 7 days. If one of those two people tests positive for COVID-19 after that encounter and choose to enable the exposure notification service, the other individual will receive an alert that they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19. They will be directed to self quarantine immediately and will be referred to COVID-19 resources.
By opting into the use of UT Exposure Notifications, you agree to the following terms of service.
Your Privacy is Protected
The service will never track your location. Your identity will never be stored or transmitted to anyone. The system is designed to ONLY keep a list of anonymized interactions. Users have the ability to opt out of notifications at any time.
Frequently asked questions
Additional FAQs about how the system works can be found here.