Dear Monmouth University Community:
The New Jersey Department of Health has recently introduced COVID Alert NJ, a free and secure mobile app that anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app will also provide users with up-to-date information on New Jersey reopening news, key COVID-19 metrics, and a user-friendly symptom-tracking tool–all while maintaining privacy and anonymity between users.
I strongly encourage you to add your phone to the COVID fight. Working together, we can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. To get started:
- Download COVID Alert NJ today. The app is free via the App Store and Google Play Store. Go to covid19.nj.gov/app
- Opt in to “exposure notifications” on the app. This will allow you to know if you have been in close contact with someone who has the app and has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Encourage at least five of your colleagues, friends or family members to download the app. The app’s effectiveness depends on collective participation – the more people who use it, the more effective it will be. The app can, and should, be used by anyone in New Jersey over the age of 18.
- Use the app’s daily symptom-tracker option. This will become a valuable resource for helping you decide when you should seek professional medical care.
PLEASE NOTE: Use of the COVID Alert NJ symptom tracker does NOT replace CampusClear. Students, employees, and visitors to the Monmouth University campus are required to log in and report symptoms to CampusClear each day.
- Continue to follow health precautions. Wear a face covering, practice social distancing and hand hygiene, and stay home if you are sick.
Thank you for helping to keep our families, friends, co-workers, and communities safe.
Mary Anne Nagy
Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement