About sharing your positive COVID-19 test
If you test positive for COVID-19, you can choose to help by sharing your result anonymously through MassNotify.
This is how other MassNotify users learn that they were exposed to someone who tested positive, although they will not learn your identity.
Sharing this information helps stop the spread of the virus.
Stay at home alone if you have tested positive for COVID-19:
- Stay away from others. Stay away from the people you live with.
- Go to mass.gov/isolate for more information on how to safely isolate and help stop the spread of the virus.
- Your local public health authority or the Commonwealth’s Community Tracing Collaborative (the “CTC”) may also independently reach out to you about your positive test result.
Anonymously share your COVID-19 positive test result with other MassNotify users:
- If you test positive for COVID-19, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) will send you a text message with a link you can choose to use to anonymously share your positive test result with other MassNotify users.
- If the link you received has expired, or you never received a verification link in a text message after a recent positive COVID test, you can request a new link by emailing the MassNotify helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When you anonymously share your test result with other users, MassNotify users who were close to you during the past 14 days may receive an alert about their possible exposure to COVID-19. They will not be told who tested positive or where the potential exposure may have happened.
- These alerts help people who may have been exposed to quarantine and get tested to help stop the spread of the virus.
For more information, go to mass.gov/massnotify.