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Contact tracing in Colorado immigrant communities is most effective with voices from within

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Early in the pandemic, Ximena Rebolledo León, a registered nurse at Telluride Regional Medical Center in southwest Colorado, needed to find everyone who’d been in contact with a sick Latino restaurant worker whose boss had told him he would lose his job if he didn’t show up. The man […]

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A half-million Coloradans have already signed up for the state’s new coronavirus-tracking notification tool

More than 500,000 Coloradans have already signed up for the state’s new tool to notify people if they have possibly been exposed to the coronavirus. The tool, called Exposure Notifications, runs in the background on smartphones to exchange non-personally identifying information with other phones it comes near that also are running the app. If a […]

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A phone app that will tell you if you’ve been exposed to coronavirus is about to launch in Colorado. Here’s how to use it.

Colorado is hoping to dramatically expand its coronavirus contact-tracing and notification capacity starting this weekend, with the launch of a new phone application that can alert someone if they’ve been exposed to the virus — but only if people opt into it. “This is a game-changer for us in Colorado,” said Sarah Tuneberg, the leader […]

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Coronavirus exposure-notification service for smartphones won’t be rolled out in Colorado until October

A smartphone system informing Coloradans when they have been exposed to someone infected with the coronavirus will not be available in September as state officials initially said.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Gov. Jared Polis’ office now say the “Exposure Notifications Express” system being created in partnership with tech giants Apple […]

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Colorado partners with Apple, Google to allow for coronavirus exposure notification on cellphones

Colorado officials announced Tuesday that the state is partnering with Apple and Google to allow people to download an application on their smartphones or opt into a service that can anonymously inform them if they have been exposed to the coronavirus. Sarah Tuneberg, Gov. Jared Polis’ coronavirus innovation response team lead, said the system will […]