Colorado and iPhone users in Colorado will soon be able to take advantage of the updated Apple / Google coronavirus technology.
Following the recent update of an Exposure Notifications Express system from Apple and Google, Colorado has announced that it will adopt the technology. The state governor says it will be available before a Sept. 27 Denver Broncos game.
It’s part of what Governor Jared Polis called a return to “quote-unquote normalcy,” provided that Coloradans use the technology and engage in social distancing. “These are really the ways we can come back to enjoy the things we love,” he said.
The state encourages people to download what they call a new, free app, but iPhone users do not have to. Colorado Express is an Android app where iPhone users will get the technology in an upcoming iOS update.
Apple and Google’s exposure alerts Express work with the same technology used in the COVID-19 apps that support it. However, instead of needing a specific app from their local health authority, the system now allows the iPhone or Android phone to display information when the user may have been in contact with someone with coronavirus.
This information is provided by the state, in this case Colorado. The details and wording vary from country to country, but each provides contact information for treatment centers plus general advice on coronavirus.