The state of Maryland has launched MD COVID Alert to quickly notify users who might have been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19. MD COVID Alert is available at no cost to you.

For Apple users, you do not need to download an app – simply go to your phone’s Settings, enable Exposure Notifications, and select Maryland as your region.

To enable MD COVID Alert, you must have one of the follow iOS versions:

  • iPhone 6s or newer: iOS 13.7 or later iPhone 5s, 6, or 6 Plus: iOS 12.5
  • All older devices: Currently not supported.
  • Apple is working on solutions. We will share updates as more information is available.

iPhones that support iOS 13.7 or later are: iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, XS, XS Max, X, SE (2nd generation), 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE (1st generation).

For Android users, download MD COVID Alert app through the Play Store. Android users can use MD COVID Alert if their phone supports Bluetooth Low Energy, Android Version 6 (API 23) or above, and can access the Google Play Store.