With the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the State of California launched CA Notify, a free and secure digital tool created to anonymously alert users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The CA Notify system, when combined with other efforts such as physical distancing and wearing masks, can help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The system was launched on Dec. 7.

Cal State San Bernardino students, faculty, staff and alumni living in California are encouraged to use the CA Notify system to help in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Developed by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Technology in partnership with UC San Diego Health, the CA Notify system can provide the information so Californians can make responsible decisions around quarantine and testing, which is essential for stopping the surge of cases that threatens communities statewide.

In a letter to Californians, Gov. Newsom wrote that the CA Notify “was created with both public health and public trust in mind: it’s easy to use, voluntary, and it protects your privacy – no location data or personally identifiable information is ever collected, stored or transmitted.”

CA Notify is available on the Google Play Store on Android devices and is available as a setting on iOS devices. Get more information at the State of California CA Notify website.