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Find out if you've been exposed to coronavirus with new 'COVID Trace' contact-tracing app

COVID Trace - cia NV Health Response
COVID Trace - cia NV Health Response
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The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new app, called COVID Trace, which is designed to help Nevadans discover whether they've been exposed to someone who tested positive to COVID-19.

According to a release sent out by NV Health Response, the app automatically exchanges randomized IDs with other nearby phones that also have the app. The user’s phone periodically checks all the random IDs associated with positive COVID-19 cases against its own list. If there is a match, the app will notify the user with further instructions from DHHS on what to do next to stay safe and keep others safe.

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“The DHHS created this app so Nevadans can make use of the latest technology to keep themselves and their families safe and fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Julia Peek, Nevada Deputy Administrator of Community Health Services. “We strongly recommend that everyone downloads COVID Trace to their phone and begins to use it. By working together and using every tool at our disposal, we can protect our communities and flatten the curve.”

Employers such as the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas Raiders, Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation, Vegas Chamber, Latin Chamber, Allegiant Air, R&R Partners, Top Rank, and NV Energy have all encouraged their employees to use the COVID Trace app.


“Our resort industry has always been open to addressing complex challenges with innovative solutions,” said Jim Murren, chair of the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force. “The adoption of COVID Trace is no different, and I’m proud of the way our business community has stepped up to participate in this important effort. The broad adoption of COVID Trace would be a game changer for Nevada, in terms of both public health and economic stability.”

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COVID Trace is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play. For more information, visit

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