AB Trace Together is a mobile app that can help Albertans prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the province. The app is completely voluntary. It provides peace of mind and can protect you and your loved ones through community during contact tracing. The app helps Alberta Health Services to determine if you may have been exposed to Covid-19.
Here is how it works:
1. Download AB Trace Together app
2. Turn on your Bluetooth
3. Make sure the app is running every time you leave home
When you out of your community, your phone detects when it’s near another phone running AB Trace Together, the phones connect to make a digital hand shake. Your phone receives anonymous ID that is encrypted and stored in only one spot, your phone. If an app user gets Covid-19, they will be contacted by Alberta Health Services and asked voluntarily provide access to their AB Trace Together data. This helps Alberta Health Services know that you and other may have been exposed to Covid-19. Knowing your contact history can help protect you and your loved ones. Being contacted earlier will allow you to take actions sooner and prevent the spread.
The only information the app collects is your phone number; it doesn’t collect data through GPS or track your location or phone use. Your privacy is protected and secured.
Have an iPhone? Make sure the app is in the foreground when you leave home, meaning you screen is unlocked and the app is visible on your screen. Your screen needs to stay on and the app power saving power feature can help conserve your battery. If you need to use other apps, remember to switch back to AB Trace Together when you’re done.
For Android users, your app can be either in the foreground or the back ground.
The more people who use the app, the safer every one will be, and the faster we can reopen the economy. Join us today and encourage your friends and family to join, too. Just download the app, turn on your Bluetooth, and make sure it’s running when you leave the house.
Remember, we’re all in this together.