County launches contact tracing app to help track, fight Covid-19 spread

Palm Beach County has a new arrow in its quiver to strike back against Covid-19.

The county is hoping that, with just a quick download, people can help stop the virus from spreading. To make that possible, it spent $775,000 to buy a contact tracing app, called CombatCOVID PBC, from an area developer.

The app uses Bluetooth to communicate with other mobile devices that also are using it, and can be downloaded from the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Androids…