Ontario Launching New Coronavirus Contact Tracing App

Publication/Creation Date
June 18 2020
CityNews Toronto (creator)
Cynthia Mulligan (creator)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
Cynthia Mulligan from Toronto CityNews reports on a new Covid-19 Bluetooth-based contact tracing app called COVID Alert that will be released in Ontario starting on July 2nd. Ontario is the first province in Canada to test out an app-based strategy. The app is a voluntary download and aims to protect user privacy. 

Alberta launched a similar voluntary contact tracing app, TraceTogether, in early May, but only 11% of the population downloaded it, which reduced its effectiveness. 
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Technology Keywords
Smartphone Applications, Alerts
Marketing Keywords
Bluetooth, COVID Alert, TraceTogether

Related Collections
COVID-19 Tech (2020-2021)
Date archived
June 26 2020
Last edited
June 26 2020
How to cite this entry
CityNews Toronto, Cynthia Mulligan. (June 18 2020). "Ontario Launching New Coronavirus Contact Tracing App". Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/4626