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Coronavirus Exposure Apps Debut In 5 States

At least five states have rolled out apps to help people alert their contacts if they’ve contracted COVID-19.

The first, called Covidwise, debuted in Virginia earlier this month. Eventually, 20 states and territories plan to release their own apps, covering 45% of the U.S. population, according to Google, which helped develop the technology.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Geoffrey Fowler, technology columnist for the Washington Post.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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