Article: Somerville, Methuen testing new Bluetooth contact-tracing app

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Somerville, Methuen testing new Bluetooth contract-tracing app – Boston 25 NewsSomerville, Methuen testing new Bluetooth contact-tracing app

In a nutshell, here’s the way it works: the Bluetooth technology in your phone keeps track of whoever comes within your circle for longer than 15 minutes.

Health officials say your GPS location is not used, it’s just the phone keeping track of other phones with the feature activated using Bluetooth.

Health officials said the technology will help supplement the contact tracing already being used.

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