CombatCOVID collects encrypted Bluetooth communication data and keeps it on the device until a person learns that he or she is COVID-19 positive.
All users who have been in close proximity to a COVID-19 positive person will be notified by a push notification recommending they get tested immediately. Suggested locations for testing are also provided.
The CombatCOVID app uses Bluetooth signals to determine if you are near another user. If either of you are ever COVID-19 positive, you can decide if you want to inform the other person while protecting your personal identity.
We use low power Bluetooth technology for devices to communicate with each other via random keys to protect your privacy. Devices that use GPS locations are inherently more power-consuming and intrusive on a user’s privacy.
There is never any location or identity information acquired by CombatCOVID.