It's not just Ontario anymore. The COVID Alert app for Canada has is now available for use in Newfoundland & Labrador and people can be notified if they've been exposed to the virus.
All Canadians can download the app but now people in two provinces can actually use it to report a positive COVID-19 test.
Justin Trudeau and Andrew Furey, the Premier of Newfoundland & Labrador, announced that people in the province can start taking advantage of the technology.
Now if you test positive for the virus, you will be given a one-time code from health authorities to put into COVID Alert.
You have to allow for the app to share the code with other phones and you'll be asked to share a new random one every day for the next 13 days.
If you agree to that, people will be notified that they might have been exposed if they've come into close contact for at least 15 minutes with someone who's tested positive.
Then they'll be told what the next steps are.
While the app is available to use now in Newfoundland & Labrador, it isn't mandatory.
Also, it doesn't track your location or collect any identifying information about you.
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians: the COVID Alert app is now available for you to use. It’ll help you protect yours… https://t.co/VHEFR0RKEz— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau)1599142436.0
Newfoundland & Labrador is just the second province to sign on to use the app after Ontario where it's been in use since July.
Quebec has said that it won't be using COVID Alert right now.
Alberta is planning to scrap a provincial app and instead use the one put out by Canada.
The federal government is still working with other provinces and territories to get them on board with this.
While Canada's easternmost region has signed on to use the exposure notification program, there aren't that many cases there.
As of September 2 at 3:00 p.m. NT, there is only one active case of COVID-19 in the province.
Of the 269 total cases, 265 have recovered and three have died.
On September 2, the app was updated to allow for more provinces and territories to be included.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu's office told Narcity that the update was done in preparation to make sure it was ready when other regions agreed to use it.