Ontario is ordering 26,000 public servants to download the COVID Alert app onto their government phones.
“Because as government employees, we work for you,” Ford said Thursday. “Those government cellphones, they’re your property … we can lead by example.”
The app, which has been downloaded almost 4.5 million times across the country, was developed in the province by Shopify, BlackBerry and the Ontario Digital Service, Ford said.
The app will alert a user if there was a potential close contact with a confirmed case.
The alert relies on users who have a positive test to input that information.
No personal information is collected or stored, Ford said.
“You just see it and forget it,” he said.
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are encouraging their residents …