Privacy & Data
Who has access to my data?
Protecting your data is of our utmost concern. To ensure the privacy and security of the data will follow these principles and limitations:
- Using the app is strictly opt-in and voluntary.
- You own your data and can delete it at any time.
- Only data required to combat COVID-19 will be shared with public health officials.
- Symptom data is automatically de-identified after 30 days.
- The developer will comply with State requirements for data security and encryption.
- You can decide what data you would like to share.
After I opt-in, can I still change my mind and discontinue using the app?
Yes. You can fully delete your data at any time. Symptom data will be automatically de-identified after 30 days.
Will anyone have access to personally identifiable information?
How are you protecting data from other parties?
Public health will only receive access to necessary health data. Your data is protected by network security (firewall provisioning, third-party penetration testing, data encryption) as well as State data security measures to ensure your data is protected.
Will other users be able to see that you’ve been potentially exposed or tested positive if you’re near them?
No. You will only be informed by public health workers if you’ve come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Do I have to download the Healthy Together App?
No, participation in Healthy Together is strictly voluntary. Using the app, however, helps you and your fellow residents more accurately pinpoint where the virus might be active during this period where we move into stabilization and recovery, but before we have a vaccine. As more people use the Healthy Together app, the more effective it becomes at helping us find out who is at risk for COVID-19 and if there are larger outbreaks of the disease in communities. This will help us to safely return to daily activities, including reactivating our economy.
If you need additional help, feel free to send us a message