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SlowCOVIDNC

SlowCOVIDNC for PC and MAC

Is a Health And Fitness game developed by NC Department of Health and Human Services. The game is suitable for Everyone and required Android version is 6.0 and up.
SlowCOVIDNC is the COVID-19 that is official Exposure app for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). It allows users to know if they may have been in close contact with someone who has shared a COVID-19 that is positive result through the app. Users can anonymously share a COVID-19 that is positive result to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

NCDHHS created this app so that North Carolinians can do their part to protect their community and slow the spread of the virus.

HOW SLOWCOVIDNC WORKS?

Step 1: Download the SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification app. Enable Bluetooth and Exposure notifications.

Step 2: After opting-in to receive notifications, the app will generate an token that is anonymous your device. A token is a string of random letters and numbers that is used to represent a phone for a period that is short of. This ensures your security and privacy are protected. These tokens that are individual every 10-20 minutes and are never linked to your identity or location.

Step 3: Through Bluetooth, your phone and the phones around you with the SlowCOVIDNC app are working in the background (without draining your battery or data) to exchange these anonymous tokens every minutes that are few. As a total result, devices can remember how long they are near each other. Phones also record the Bluetooth signal strength of their exchanges in order to far estimate how apart they are.

Step 4: SlowCOVIDNC periodically downloads tokens from the server that have been uploaded from the devices of users who have tested positive. Your phone then uses its records of the signal duration and strength of exposures with those tokens to conduct a risk calculation and determine if you have met a threshold for notification.

Step 5: you may obtain your PIN from your local public health department and submit that into the app if you have tested positive for COVID-19. This voluntary and anonymous reporting notifies others who have downloaded the app and may have been in close contact with you in the last 14 days that they might be at risk.

HOW SLOWCOVIDNC PROTECTS YOUR PRIVACY?

Using SlowCOVIDNC is entirely voluntary, and you can enable or disable it at any time. When SlowCOVIDNC that is using privacy will be protected. Tokens will collect and share date, time, signal strength and duration of proximity. No location data or data that are personally identifiable ever be collected or stored.

By enabling Bluetooth and Exposure Notifications, you can anonymously share a COVID-19 that is positive result to help slow the spread of COVID-19. You may also be notified if you have been in close contact with someone who has shared a positive COVID-19 test result.

Learn more about how your privacy is protected and our privacy policy on the NCDHHS website.

Thank you for downloading SlowCOVIDNC. Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19!

How to run this game on PC or MAC

You can run all Android games and applications on your PC or MAC computer. Using a free software called Bluestacks, you don't need to purchase anything but games or applications it self if it isn't free.

  1. Download BlueStacks, a free Android emulator.
  2. Install BlueStacks from installation file.
  3. Now run BlueStacks and use the search tool of BlueStacks to find the SlowCOVIDNC.
  4. As you find the game then hit the installation button and install it by following on screen instructions.
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User Reviews
Has stopped checking for exposure. Last checked for exposure 11/20 on my pixel 3. I cleared app data and it checked in today.
Can't enable the app. I downloaded the app then I read how it works then I clicked enable. However it says that there's an internal error and that I should try again. I try again and it keeps saying internal error. It doesn't tell me anything what the problem is. Using a Samsung Galaxy A20 android phone. Would be thankful for any help. Will be checking back. Edit: Thank you for responding. What you told me to do helped tremendously. It works perfectly now.
It isn't working, or isn't working yet. When I click "Enable Now" it says internal error. I've had the app for a few days now, I've uninstalled and reinstalled. I'm using Android. Please advise.
Only just learned about this App and installed it instantly. This seems like a great App, I wish there was a mailing to inform us about this App as I think many more people would then hear about it and install it, which would make the App so much more effective.
While the app is easy to use and read, the app prevents use of bluetooth keyboards and controllers for more than a few minutes. After that, this app forcibly disconnects your accessories, and you need to manually reconnect.
It's wonderful that this app even exists. I have been sick and have trouble breathing and no appetite and fever etc on and on for a little under a week but since I wasn't or didn't feel like I was in immediate danger which I have had periods of not really being able to breathe very well I was not going to be tested but because of this app I am going to be tested so that my number gets counted. Your state needs these numbers in order to accurately know where they stand in this pandemic.
The app is a great concept and was checking when initially installed. On my Samsung S6, it was a power drain. Also, it hasn't checked for exposures since 10/23/20. Today is 11/20/20 so its been almost a month. As COVID case rates are accelerating again, it seems this app would be more pertinent than ever. I'm looking forward to any suggestions that may be offered to resolve these two issues.
Can't believe a naysayer is the top review right now. Any contact tracing app relies on a large mass of people using it. Their whataboutism with "How is this going to work?" and "I don't think this is it." is defeatist, narrow minded, and deeply disturbingly stupid. This can work. More people just need to install it and enable it. Then let the app do its job.
Can't tell if it works. So few people have downloaded it, and so few people are actually tested daily in this state. It's more like a gimmick app unless everyone downloads and everyone gets weekly testing.
This is a great solution to a hard shared problem. I'm telling everyone I know to download the app right away, keep Bluetooth on and report anonymously if the do become positive.
Useless app! But great idea if it worked. I've tried for days to enter that I tested positive for covid-19 and it refuses to allow me to notify the system. If others are experiencing this then it renders the entire system useless. And secondly you have to voluntarily disclose that you tested positive. I've tried for days to enter my positive test result, but it refuses to issue a PIN necessary to upload. 11/17 update :finally got a pin, and still will not accept alpha-num entry. S9 phone.
Appears and works as expected. Uses bluetooth key exchange and synching with the NCDHHS covid exposure database to help verify if you have been exposed. It's about time NC got it's own covid tracker.
Edited review: after download, I cannot access any of my connected Bluetooth apratutus. Now my car Bluetooth, 3 different air pods and 2 earpieces will not connect at all but I was told they'd work in conjunction. That's not true for "MY" phone operating system. Thought it was the perfect app but now I have doubts because 2 Bluetooth apps CANNOT be used at same time, so please don't tell downloaders or be sure to share correct information.
No dice. My husband was diagnosed with COVID last Monday. He sent out a notification (had to call for a pin). I also have this app on my phone. Both our bluetooths were enabled but I never received an exposure notification, even a week later. Great idea, but buggy.
Update (10/11/20). App has had no impact on phone. I'm sad to see so few D/L's.This App can help reduce the spread by quicker notification of exposure so individuals can take appropriate actions. No, it won't stop the spread but it can slow it down, help reduce the load on our health system and reduce the cost and time of notification. NEEDED: State to increase PSA's, local TV and radio stations to increase awareness of it, and Corp. Leaders to encourage it's use. Good luck.
It does not update your exposure very regularly. It last checked on the 20th, and it is now the 24th.
Unfortunately, the ones I'd hope would use this app (or similar) are the same I'd wish would wear a mask-- or those that think the 6 ft infront of you is for butting in at the checkout... maybe with a mask-ish. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
So far so good, so I give 5 stars for the following reasons: download ease and ease of use however, after I downloaded this app, my question is this: if I'm using this app via Bluetooth, no other Bluetooth devices can be used, at the same time, such as Bluetooth ear pieces or in my vehicle which automatically connects my phone to my vehicle Bluetooth features when I operate the vehicle etc, is this correct?
Neat idea, but living in Asheville makes me think I need every state's app. Is there any way to make the state apps work with each other? We've had many tourists test positive during their visit and even if they report their result to their state's app, the tokens would never be shared with my app.
I downloaded this app when it first came out. Ive had no problems with it and it doesn't drain my battery. I truly wish more people would download it, just for the simple fact that it can help each other stay safe. At first I was worried that this was some type of government tracking devise, but it's not, thank God! I truly believe our NC health department is trying to help us remain healthy and I truly appreciate the effort. So far, I've not been in contact with anyone positive and Im thankful!
Again, writing a review to state that it randomly stops checking for exposures. I think it happens when I connect/disconnect other things via bluetooth or when I turn bluetooth off/on. The app reads "Exposure last checked November 20" it is now the 23rd. Last time I wrote a review I don't think the respondent understood what I was saying - I understand how to open the app and look for the last exposure check, what I am saying is it is not checking anymore for some reason.
Doesn't do anything and yet covid is raising in numbers around nc. It would be better to know where it is so I can stay away from those areas.
Install and ready to get started. Hit "Enable" on first launch, but get "Internal error". Updating Google Play services is not an option at the moment. I guess Huawei phones are not supported πŸ™
This is finally an anonymous, Google and Apple sanctioned app that uses anonymous tokens to anonymously help slow the Covid-19 spread. Please share this app (3 dots in the top right of the play store app screen lets you share it with others). Also, they have an iOS version that you can ask your iOS friends to run as well. Running this app will help slow the spread, which saves the US Healthcare system money, lets more businesses reopen faster, and it's completely anonymous!
It's not very effective if the only thing that ever happens when I try to enable it is that it says "internal error". Edit: I had already done what they said to do in their response because I saw it in a response to someone else's review. It didn't fix the problem.
I have two loved ones with preexisting health conditions so I'm always trying my best to keep them safe since I work in fast food and come into contact with strangers all the time. I highly recommend this especially if you live with seniors or people with preexisting health conditions. I recommend it to everyone to be honest.
Can't tell if it works yet. So few people have downloaded it, and so few people are actually tested daily in this state. It's more like a gimmick app unless everyone downloads and everyone gets weekly testing.
It will be very useful if you can see with how many devices your phone exchanged tokens. This way you can see that is working without waiting for a close notification.
It does exactly as it should. A sharing feature is the only missing option. With this app being dependant on community involvement I'm surprised there's no share option already.
When I go to enable it it keeps saying internal error, try again later. Whats going On? Really want this to work. I have a galaxy s10 and I cant figure out whats going on.
When I asked about something like this when it all started I was pretty much told to shut up, stay home, and wash my hands. Even that I would be violating HIPAA. After everything that has transpired in the last several months, I only see this as more fear mongering. Another way to get people to take unreliable test that only inflate numbers so the state can get more federal money and try to keep us locked down. Also this is another way for you to be tracked.
Certainly a good idea! Hopefully more and more people will download this app. If it truly works as described it should be very safe and secure. Use and exposure reporting should not be optional!
Exposure last checked: October 31, 2020 8:15am. It's November 23 now. I thought this app was a great idea. But now I have some random app that is connected to my Bluetooth 24/7 and I'm deleting it.
Excellent and Thank You! I agree with other reviewers, I hope (and will do my part) it is downloaded by as many NC residents as possible. Also - Google's category of "Health and Fitness" doesn't apply they need to create a specific Public Safety or Pandemic Level Category, because this app should NOT get bulked in with thousands of fitness and weight trackers and is likely getting lost in the search. Apps like this is essential to keeping us safe, it needs its own Category. Thank you again!
I gave it 4 stars for a great effort! Why do people have to complain about things that will help! Thank u for trying something! Share option will be great! I have alot of people I can tell about this app!
Such a small percentage of people are downloading this for Android (can't speak for iOS), and such a small percentage of people are actually tested daily in this state. It's more like a gimmick app unless everyone downloads and everyone gets weekly testing. So no way to know if this approach to contact tracing is working.
Can't enable the app. I downloaded the app then I read how it works then I clicked enable. However it says that there's an internal error and that I should try again. I try again and it keeps saying internal error. It doesn't tell me anything what the problem is. Using a Samsung Galaxy A20 android phone. Would be thankful for any help. Will be checking back.
Won't enable. Internal error. Bluetooth is on so I'm not sure why it won't work. Google Play is up to date. App still will not work after installing again.
I give it 5 stars, because I love the idea of this app-- as long as 1) people actually download it 2) people actually go to the doctor when they're sick/get tested 3) people actually report to this app when they test positive. I've had this app downloaded for a total of 6 days and have not received any notifications. Although it doesn't cause any problems with my phone, if my storage becomes low and I must resort to delete unwanted apps, this app will be the 1st to go. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
Hindsight is 20/20 The concept of every cellphone having this app is amazing! I gave SlowCOVIDNC 4⭐ because of the possibilities! We'll see if it helps in another 90days. The NFL teams that are using something similar have had great outcomes & information shared.
Little to no impact on my phone performance and battery life. Appears to work as described, but many more people in North Carolina need to install this app. This app can help to slow the spread of Covid-19 by alerting you to early possible exposure to someone who tested positive. This app needs to be promoted more prominently on social media so people will know it's available. I found it by chance on the Google Play app.
Have used on my phone for two weeks. Does not interfere and does not even seem to be noticeable and I'm hoping it will make a difference and I recommend it.
This app is great and it could be very beneficial in stopping the spread of COVID. It does need to be advertised more on social media and regular media in order for people to learn about it, since it is not functional app if less than 1% of people in NC use it. I only learned about it today, and I'm pretty tech savvy and try to stay up to date with COVID news.
Set and Forget peace of mind. Very quick easy to set up, and runs in the background. I have noticed no impact on my battery life. Great application.
I'm glad to have this app. I haven't noticed any difference in battery life or phone performance. Going into the settings I can see when it's run in the background and checked in with others using the anonymous hash. Thank you! Stay safe y'all!
This app is a fantastic idea and everyone should get it. The more people that have it the better it works and the safer we can all be. Thanks to those that already have it.
We have had SlowCOVIDNC for a week now. It was very easy to install and use. Since installing the app, we have not noticed any additional battery drain. We don't understand why this app is not being used more widely. At this writing only about 10K+ have been downloaded in a state with a population of over 10M+. Also, it might be nice if the app told you if you had contact with someone using the app (you could make the disclosure optional). Thanks for finally getting a COVID app out there.
If it weren't so disturbing that something like this is just being touted by DHHS to slow Covid, I'd be jumping for joy. But, now,, all i can muster is too little too late for 100s of 1000s.Apple cranks out a new iPhone with world-wide ads faster than this. I'd say I can't believe it but, this is a red state and the "Red Pres" is pulling out all stops to pull a victory out of his red, you know what, like he did last time. Meadows did say they weren't going to try to control the virus. Shameful!
10.49 million people in north Carolina, 50,000 people have downloaded and many have gave up on it. As for the features and app itself, I think it lacks way too much in features. Other countries have way better apps. This is the only app here I can find so far, so I'm keeping it. Something is better than nothing.
I installed it on my Samsung S5 (6.0.1 Marshmallow). I guess it's working, but it has a big flaw: it's a power hog. Until I installed SowCOVIDNC, my phone battery easily lasted a full day. Now I have to recharge by late-afternoon. That's a big problem. Can you please fix it? I'm not going to uninstall it, because it is important. I can live with the power drain, if I have to. But it sure would be a lot better if it didn't drain the battery so rapidly.
Excellent and anonymous, doesn't use your location data -- only uses encrypted tokens over Bluetooth.
Doesn't work. I tried to report my positive test results, but can't get a pin to do so. The website and the people on the phone both say I'm not in their system. What good can this do if it can't even accept positive test results to inform others? Edit to respond to their response: My positive test result was on 10/8/20 from a test on 10/6/20. It should be in their system. This app clearly can't be trusted to do what it's intended to do if it can't even verify current positive tests.
Great App I have not had any issues with this app. It was easy to install and easy to get pin to input positive results. I think this should be mandatory for everyone so we can truly SlowCovidNC. If you guys could send out flyers it would be awesome. So few people know about this app so come on and educate one another.
This is a must have! Does not effect battery life at all, which is impressive. Also it doesn't track my location which is good
Anyone I have asked either never heard of this app or may have heard about it once and forgot about it. If Roy Cooper and his "science-based" health policy staff were serious about containing the virus and encouraging proper contact tracing, the airwaves and newsprint would be flooded with ads about this app. They are not. It does no good (and drains battery according to some of the other reviews) if only a relative handful of people use the app & broadcast their Bluetooth signals into the ether
This app is amazing! My only concerns are if ppl will follow through getting the PIN from the health dept. if they test positive. I am worried that doing that will be very low on their priority list once they are told their results. Also, I really hope that everyone in NC downloads the app. I hope word of mouth about it will help everyone hear about it. I am just worried that will not be enoughto get the word out. Hopefully, the state will run some commercials or something similar.
This app is extremely simple and fast to use. It doesn't ask for your GPS/location information, only that your Bluetooth be on when you are out of your home and that you volunteer to it that you've tested positive if you do.
Only 4⭐ until I see how well it works long term. I get that covid19 is the fashionable plague right now; but I think the app should be expanded to include flu and strep throat (possibly other diseases too?) tracing--health concerns which in my experience seem more problematic. I'm not saying covid isn't real or downplaying other's experiences...just thinking the app could be more comprehensive.
I downloaded this app when it first came out. It checked often for exposure. Today, October 26, it says that the last time it checked was October 13. Almost 2 weeks ago! What's up??? Bluetooth is enabled.
Happy to have this app. It was working fine for about a week. I could see that it was checking for exposures multiple times per day. Since 11/20, however, it has not checked for exposures. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but still not reporting that it is checking for exposures. All settings seem correct. I have a google pixel 4a.
Please download and use this app. It works in helping slow the spread of Covid-19.. but it can only work and work BEST when you use it. 5-stars. Please read the "How it Works" info... And also the Reviews. If I could give more stars... I would. Please get this information out to as many as you can.
Just downloaded SlowCOVIDNC to my Android phone. Easy to install and enable. As a 26 yr Public Health Nurse, I would be remiss in not trying the app and encouraging others to do so also. Shared to my Facebook page today.
App works well but needs to allow bluetooth to be turned off and remove the persistent notification. You don't the app running inside your house. In response, I know you can turn bluetooth off, the issue is the notification to turn bluetooth back on will keep coming up even if you dismiss it. Thx.
I like the concept but I always get "internal error, please try again" I'm running android 10 on a Samsung galaxy s10 would be great if you would fix it!
Such a small percentage of people are downloading this for Android (can't speak for iOS), and such a small percentage of people are actually tested daily in this state. It's more like a gimmick app unless everyone downloads and everyone gets weekly testing. So no way to know if this approach to contact tracing is working at all.
Glad to have this! It's not government tracking and anyone who says otherwise is simply wrong. Would be nice to add a share button in the app to encourage everyone to download and use this app.
You have to have bluetooth and gps on just to allow the app to do its job? Yuck. Why don't I just tape a microwave to my forehead too. Great app for killing your battery and phones processors while catching some awesome radiation. For what? Maybe another person is using this app too near by. Fail!
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ As a Trump Supporter, was skeptical of this app. This App really uses ZERO DATA. It's over bluetooth, so the apps talk to each other. That's pretty much it. Rather have it, doesn't hurt at all.
Installed because my job is front line and I thought it would be helpful since I have so many contacts each day. A little disappointed that it really only exchanges the signal after 15 minutes, since 90% of my interactions are pretty short. But it's important to slow COVID so I will do all I can.
I found this by chance.. it should be pinging on folks TVs and Phones like the hurricane or missing person alerts. Other than that, the app looks pretty good... **Needs users using**
Would be great if the app sends some type of push notification when you're in an area with high reported cases.. I wish other folks download this app
I downloaded the app the first week of was made public. It doesn't seem to check for exposure unless I open the app. When I opened it today it seems it last checked 10/8. Then the date changed to today after being opened.
Great idea, problematic execution. Gives a false sense of security. With so few people in this state getting tested, so few wearing masks, it's unlikely that most of your covid exposure will be captured & recorded by this app. And you must leave Bluetooth on for it to work? I understand why, but it's a battery drain, & constant EMF radiation exposure is an unwelcome side effect. If the app was automatically on everyone's phone, testing was widespread, & positives were autologged, then maybe.