Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 communications?

Apple and Google announced plans to build the Covid-19 on the iPhone and Android operating systems on April 10. The move marks a major partnership between the top two mobile operating system competitors in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Platform updates to enable the COVID-19 communication tracing feature on iOS and Android were released 40 days later on May 20th.

So how do you participate in the COVID-19 contact tracing effort with your smartphone? In this story, 9to5Mac follows that states and territories in the United States are using the Exposure Notification API on iOS and Android applications.

Learn how iPhone and Android exposure notification and contact tracing work

Each public health authority in each country or region must first agree to accept the Exposure Notification API of Apple and Google. Next, health authorities need to create an iOS and Android application for their region dedicated to supporting exposure notifications.

In the United States, the decision to support exposure notifications is made by each state’s public health authority instead of creating a single communication tracing app. Alabama, South Carolina, and North Dakota are among the first states in the United States to express interest in Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API to assist in tracing COVID-19 communications.

Which US states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API?

States
Status

Alabama
Available (Apples/ Google)

Alaska
Not available

Arizona
Available (Apples/ Google)

Arkansas
Not available

California
Not available

Colorado
Not available

Connecticut
Not available

Delaware
Not available

Florida
Not available

Georgia
Not available

Hawaii
Not available

Idaho
Not available

Illinois
Not available

Indiana
Not available

Iowa
Not available

Kansas
Not available

Kentucky
Not available

Louisiana
Not available

Maine
Not available

Maryland
Not available

Massachusetts
Not available

Michigan
Not available

Minnesota
Not available

Mississippi
Not available

Missouri
Not available

Montana
Not available

Nebraska
Not available

Nevada
Available (Apples/ Google)

New Hampshire
Not available

New Jersey
Not available

New Mexico
Not available

New York
Not available

North Carolina
Not available

North Dakota
Available (Apples/ Google)

Ohio
Not available

Oklahoma
Not available

Oregon
Not available

Pennsylvania
I will join

Rhode Island
Not available

South Carolina
I will join

South Dakota
Not available

Tennessee
Not available

Texas
Not available

Utah
Not available

Vermont
Not available

Virginia
Available (Apples/ Google)

Washington
Not available

West Virginia
Not available

Wisconsin
Not available

Wyoming
Available (Apples/ Google)

District of Columbia
Not available

. 57 states and territories Participating

* Some states and territories may not choose to support any contact tracing application that uses Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API.

Last Updated: August 24, 1:00 PM PDT

9to5Mac will update this report with new information as it develops in the next few weeks. This page will also become a resource for state-sponsored applications when more state exposure notifications come online with applications.

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