Governor unveils virus notification application
Cellphone program uses time and distance to determine possible exposure
Last updated 12/3/2020 at 8:54pm
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a new cellphone-based coronavirus exposure notification system Monday.
During an afternoon press conference, Inslee touted the new "WaNotify" application designed in corroboration with University of Washington, Google and Apple.
The cellphone application is voluntary and uses Bluetooth technology to connect to other cellphones with the application.
According to the governor, users who are within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes who has the application and is reporting the viral infection virus will be notified of their possible exposure.
"When you're out...