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
Relation to Body
Related Body Part
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
July 5 2021
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