• Category: Medical
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 1.1.4
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • Developer: NJOIT
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
327 Ratings
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COVID Alert NJ App

COVID Alert NJ App is being made available by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) to complement New Jersey’s comprehensive COVID-19 contact tracing effort. COVID Alert NJ is a free and secure mobile phone app that allows New Jerseyans: 1. To be alerted if they have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive for COVID-19 – even if that person is a stranger 2. To track their symptoms and get advice on what to do to protect themselves and others 3. To be able to anonymously warn other app users whom they were in close contact with, if they tested positive for COVID-19 – especially people they do not know or remember being in close contact with (e.g., during bus/train ride, at public places) 4. To monitor the latest information and statistics related to the COVID-19 pandemic 5. To reach NJ public health representatives and be connected with support services For all this to work, all you have to do is push “Allow” COVID-19 Exposure Notification Services (ENS) on your phone within your App. You can also choose to “Allow” your phone to turn on the COVID-19 Exposure Notification Services (ENS) and also “Allow” your phone to display notifications so that you also receive an alert that you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. You can also turn off this functionality, at any time, in the Settings page of the App. In the event you receive an Exposure Notification, you may read NJ DOH advice under Exposure Notification Information or get in touch with a public health representative. It is important to note that COVID Alert NJ will never reveal the identity of any person using the app to other app users, and never reveals who has been diagnosed as positive for COVID-19. Help us Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Share this app with your friends and family. The use of this App is entirely voluntary and it is available to download for free from the Apple App Store. The App runs on iPhones that support iOS 13.5 and higher. The App is not intended for use by persons under 18 years of age, as they are considered not to have reached the digital age of consent or agreement with the State of New Jersey. You will be asked to confirm that you are 18 years or older after you download the App. View our privacy policy here:

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COVID Alert NJ app reviews

  • Can’t report results? 1/5

    By Mark Schey
    I have been using this app and tested positive. There’s no way to add the “six digit code” to inform my close contacts. I called my county health department and they told me “the state won’t allow us to do it anymore.” How is one supposed to get a positive case reported? Who do we contact? Where are the contact tracers? If you can’t inform close contacts, it’s pretty much useless. This could have been an excellent tool but it was squandered.
  • A week? 1/5

    By Altonbay.
    I got an alert of exposure a week after the alleged exposure. What good is that? It told me the day but nothing more. On that day, I was in another state and outside most of the day. It would be helpful to narrow it down. If I were outside, I would think the exposure risk was far lower. Honestly, how useless is this information?
  • Unreliable Data the State of NJ Provides 1/5

    By MD Cooks
    Recently this app has become very inconsistent with reporting data, such as today May 28, 2022 the app indicates there are a total of “zero” cumulative cases since the pandemic started.
  • Fix your notifications 2/5

    By Gale Guy
    I was exposed in March, but I never received a push notification and had to randomly find the exposure in the app. The notification might have come through during a Do-Not-Disturb period. If so, it should have continued to notify me instead of being buried in the notifications. m
  • There’s no point in installing app 1/5

    By Kupcake
    Tested positive on Feb 28th. Never got code, call, or anything to be able to report in app to other app users that where near me. What’s the point of using this app if you can’t report your positive. Defeats the whole purpose. Nice on paper and context but really useless.
  • Incorrect alert 1/5

    By NXH13
    I got a close contact alert today saying I was exposed yesterday…. I never even left my house yesterday! What are you guys even tracking??
  • Limited Functionality 3/5

    By Deamon59
    Unable to report positive home rapid self test result in the app.
  • No code 1/5

    By El5009
    I wish I could have submitted me being positive, unfortunately i never received any sort of code
  • No notifications 4/5

    By tjcora
    Old phone, iOS 14.8, got daily notification at noon. New phone, iOS 15, app is set to notify at noon, but it never happens. Any ideas?
  • Not up to date 2/5

    By ParrotMommy
    This is pretty much useless unless a large amount of the population actually use the app. Total number of cases (in my county) hasn't budged in months. I'm that time period I personally know several people who got covid so I know statistics aren't being updated. These 2 things pretty much render the app useless.
  • App is trash 1/5

    By Vincent.C_
    It never let me even get started with the app ive tried reinstalling and uninstalling multiple times and it still hasn’t worked idk what this problem is but fix it
  • App has been frozen for a week 1/5

    By CapricornAngel
    I cannot do anything with it, since it has been frozen for a week.
  • Faulty Notification 1/5

    By MickieNYC
    Sitting at home alone, private residence, for about 2 1/2 hrs and the notification alert comes through. Who would I have been near within 6 ft for 15 minutes when I’ve been sitting here alone? Not helpful at all
  • Idea 5/5

    By 1ipad
    Support built for Apple TV users and Apple Watch
  • Kinda useless? 1/5

    By JayySur
    I got COVID and I never received a text message from my health department to enter the code to warn others that I might’ve been in contact with them. This is lame.
  • Pointless 1/5

    By salenes
    This app must be a joke. My covid-19 test came positive 4 days ago but I couldn’t put this into the app. Therefore; my close contacts still don’t know that I am positive and they don’t stay home as it should be. I’ve found something under FAQ that public health department will call me and give me a code so that I could put my test result into the app but nobody has called me yet. I downloaded this app only for reducing the spread but now I see it is pointless.
  • Garbage 1/5

    By NamelessGhoul71
    This app is complete garbage. The day after I received the last update, a notification appeared that states I came in contact with someone who was infected. Although, I know for a fact I never left the house that day. And I live alone. I was forced to quarantine for no reason, and lose pay for 7 days. Thanks for nothing.
  • No details provided on close contact alert 1/5

    By dzhoshua
    The app alerted me to a close contact but did not provide any information on the time or duration of the contact. This makes it very difficult to assess the risk properly. This is not a technical limitation - for example, look up the similar Nevada app in the App Store. The screenshots show a close contact alert with a date, time, and duration. NJ can do much better.
  • Greatly improved 5/5

    By WickSmith
    The latest updates bring useful features that were missing in earlier iterations. Especially useful are the county by county statistics.
  • When can I expect a vaccination date? 2/5

    By Mrs. P. F. W.
    This is very confusing for non computer savvy seniors. Mrs P. F. W.
  • Data presentation (graphs) are worthless 1/5

    By JPhilk
  • Graphics and summary need major improvement 3/5

    By ListManiac
    The app generally seems like it would be helpful BUT there are problems with the data summary and the charts. The data lists cases per county and percentage of NJ cases in each county. This doesn’t reflect the fact that, while Hudson, Bergen, etc. counties have the largest percentage of cases, they also have the largest population. The report should show severity by listing per capita cases. Then there is the graphics. The minor annoyance is that the date scales for cases and deaths are different. Why? This bothered me for months. However it is now a relatively small annoyance. Recently, the data for the number of deaths per day got corrupted, shooting up from hundreds per day to 40,000 in one day. WHAT? And worse, it shows -40,000 deaths the next day. I guess most of those 40,000 who died on one day got resurrected the next.
  • Battery eater 2/5

    By Old CB
    Overnight my battery drops drastically (iPhone 12) and battery usage shows only COVID exposure running. Can’t keep this app if it does that. Not sure of the benefit if not everyone is using anyway.
  • Carl 4/5

    By jamna
    Would be great if it had information on how and where you can get vaccine
  • Delayed 1/5

    By etaham
    You can’t notify the app on a positive Covid test until a contact tracer calls you and gives you a code - which is too late. Get it together nj!
  • Vaccination Information 3/5

    By fixedittilitbroke
    The app should have vaccine registration and a vaccination tracker for users to monitor the progress of NJ’s vaccination program
  • Nice, but big flaw (for now) 3/5

    By asfcssfcxccd
    It’s a useful app, and it works fine on my other devices, BUT I can’t even download it on my iPhone 6 because it says I need to update to iOS 13, but the thing is, iOS 12.5 introduces exposure notifications, and I really wanted to use this app.
  • Very Lackluster 2/5

    By Losing fan support
    Not sure why the high rating. Seems to be a useless app. Submit your symptom on a daily basis the let the app work. No useful interface and not very helpful.
  • Covid alert is useless 1/5

    By Jdnj828
    When receiving an alert that my “phone” was in the vicinity of another “phone” where the owner has tested positive, no other details are given. When was the contact? Where was the contact? How long did it last? All of this is needed to make a proper self- assessment of my own risk. If I walked past someone at the grocery store who later tested positive, I’m not quarantining for 14 days. This app just feeds into panic and unnecessary worry. I agree that contact tracing is needed, but it has to be based on scientific rationale.
  • Love the app make it social 5/5

    By cssc119
    Hey can we send some encouraging words or send money to those in need or alerts on where they can find food? Set up food delivery. I think if we make it more social and interactive (with a nonFacebook algorithm, positive vibes only) it can be a community builder! Like the Ring app but for for the Rona.
  • 17+ rating a bit surprising 4/5

    By E3478
    This app has been useful, but I was surprised that when I downloaded it to my child’s phone, the app said my child was too young to participate. I downloaded it because they are going to resume limited in-person instructionat school, and this app seemed like something they should have. I’d be interested to hear why those under 17 cannot participate.
  • Exposure Alert can’t work if county health departments don’t have the info to provide 2/5

    By R5A9
    Sadly the app has been available for over a month and there are less than 330k downloads. To make matter worse, the exposure alert feature is a complete waste. I tested positive this week (test Monday, results from lab Wednesday morning, finally contacted by Ocean County Health Department Thursday afternoon). When I asked the OCHD person that called about the tracking number to enter into the app she had no idea what I was talking about yet claims to have been doing Ocean County contact tracing since March. She said she’d make a call and get back to me. I thought that may have meant same day, but it’s now Friday and no call back. I wanted this app to work . I’ve had it installed since early October when there were less than 100k users, but in a state with 9 million people to have less than 330K download it and for county health departments to have no clue (or the information to provide) a month after release, this is not going to help reduce the number of cases in the state.
  • 3% holding 2/5

    By metoo2018
    Odd that after a month it constantly says 3% have mild symptoms. You’d think it will go up or down with so many people using app. Not sure how valid this is.
  • Glad to have it, hope for a few more features 4/5

    By hunnyybea
    Very grateful to have this available and i hope many more download/use this for contact tracing in our state. Well done on making this easy for us! That said i do agree with other users that i wished it had more info. You cant zoom on the “total cases” graphs which makes them very hard to view. It would be much more helpful to have a tracker of New Cases from the last 24-48 hours instead of the “totals” since april so that we can better see where we currently stand and the graph isnt totally skewed from the spike in april when testing finally started.
  • Take it up a notch 4/5

    By Tkim66
    This app would be even better if a user is alerted in real time if they are in close proximity of someone who is positive that isn’t quarantined. Maybe that would be too “big brother is watching” concept but it would be more useful than being alerted after the fact.
  • Keep getting error message 2/5

    By Neeners901
    Tried downloading with wi-fi and without, just won’t load at all. Tried several times. IPhone 7
  • Good job NJ 5/5

    By Gymnast0395
    Great idea to slow the plague . Good work NJ
  • Error 109 1/5

    By thewezel
    Not working for me
  • Good initial effort, but no city community or town level info 3/5

    By DavidEvan
    I thought this app would tell me who around has COVID and what places in town or stores to avoid. I suspect most danger zones are local nursing homes but I’ve no way to know if a grocery store or school us contaminated. Also the survey form doesn’t work in Safari. Says Safari isn’t supported.
  • How do you know? 4/5

    By Thoyl
    I like this app, however, I would like to know what the alert looks like if it needs to notify me of exposure. Anybody know??
  • Error message error code 109 1/5

    By AllyB20*
    Tried to install app but kept getting error code 109. I tried installing without Wi-Fi but that didn’t resolve the issue. Have T mobile.
  • Can’t get past the initial setup 5/5

    By @ibawwad
    UPDATE. Thanks for the developer reply, disconnecting the WiFi did the trick and eliminated the error, I still believe this needs to be considered, so many users would be using an International lines in the area and normally they depend on WiFi only for data connections. ***** I always get error code 1002 in the first page of setup, I can not get past that.
  • Useful but severely reduces battery life 3/5

    By BreakingCustoms
    Glad to see a tool out there that helps track cases, but this thing eats battery life. On average, this app uses 30% of my battery a day. Had to disable for the time being
  • Battery drain 3/5

    By Broken ipod touch
    This app used 56% of my battery in the background and I haven’t left the house. Would love to to use this app can’t take the battery drain.
  • Keep getting error 5/5

    By dtyk192
    Updating review after they messaged back saying to try starting without WiFi on. It works now. 👍 Like the idea, but can’t get started because it keeps popping up an error (code 1002). It’s at the first page asking for permission to share app usage statistics. Will check back periodically and update this review once I get in.
  • Diarrhea is much better than this app. 1/5

    By GetlostNJ
    Crashes- also don’t have WiFi on and it still failed. Wouldn’t recommend.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi when setting it up 4/5

    By NJeffrey
    Kept getting error 1002, even after redownloading app. Found out you need to turn off the Wi-Fi when first setting it up, then you can turn it back on. So far, looks good.
  • Error 4/5

    By JackSher
    Initially I received an error every time I tried to install it. However, I was contacted by the developer, and they explained that you need to turn off Wi-Fi when you install it. That definitely is a bug, but they are trying to fix it. Once installed, it works great.
  • Worked after Dev feeeback 4/5

    I was able to get the app up and running. Sort of silly to require turning off Wi-Fi in order to setup the app.
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