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Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay informed. Download MI COVID Alert to get a notification that you might have been exposed to the virus. Michigan.gov/MICOVIDAlert

MI COVID Alert is a mobile phone app that provides fast alerts letting you know whether you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you will receive instructions from the local health department or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to enter a code and share your test results anonymously on the app. This step helps verify results are accurate. Once submitted, the app takes approximately 10 hours to begin alerting other users.

The app notifies anyone you were in close contact with during the time you may have been spreading the virus but won’t identify you. If you have been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with someone who has COVID-19, you will receive a push notification to your mobile phone.

The alert tells a user they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and how many days ago the exposure took place. This allows you to think about where exposure might have taken place, get tested, and consider quarantining.

No personally identifiable information is collected and shared with other users.

  • The app works in the background to gather randomly generated phone IDs to alert users, keeping personal information, and real identities safe.
  • If you delete the app, your information will also be deleted.


  • Alert you if you have been in close contact with someone who has the app and has tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Advise you on what to do to protect yourself and others.
  • Alert other app users that you were in close contact with, if you test positive for coronavirus.
  • Checks for possible exposure every two hours.

For additional information about App , please visit the MICOVID Alert page