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Enable MassNotify on your smartphone

Add your phone to the fight to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

MassNotify is currently in a pilot phase. The full functionality is available for a limited number of users in Massachusetts.

MassNotify is a new tool that works through smartphones, with a focus on privacy, to alert users who may have been exposed to COVID-19. You can enable MassNotify on your iPhone or Android device, and add another tool to our fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Learn how to enable MassNotify on your phone.

 

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About MassNotify

MassNotify is a new service developed in partnership with Google and Apple to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • By opting in, your device will share anonymous codes with other MassNotify users using your phone’s Bluetooth.
  • MassNotify codes contain no personal information or location data and are completely anonymous.
  • If another user you’ve been near tests positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, you will be notified. If you test positive, you can easily and anonymously notify others to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Along with wearing masks and keeping a safe distance, MassNotify is another way to keep ourselves and our communities safe from the spread of COVID-19.

How to enable MassNotify on your phone

On an iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down to Exposure Notifications
  3. Click “Turn on Exposure Notifications”
  4. Select United States
  5. Select Massachusetts

 

On an Android device:

  1. Go to the Google Play store
  2. Download the MassNotify app

MassNotify resources

If you’re having technical trouble with MassNotify, you can email our Helpdesk at massnotifyhelp@mass.gov.

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