Tuesday evening, November 10th, I received an alert on my iPhone 11 that anonymous contract tracing is now available, by opt-in only. Someone, the State of Maryland is able to report a positive test with correlating estimated exposure date so that people can begin self-quarantining if they feel they may have been exposed to the virus.
Some particulars are unclear. Do I need to do anything? If I test positive, do I need to report my data. If I never get an alert, am I safe to walk around as care free as I did before Covid-19?
One thing is very clear, whether it is Covid-19, some mutation of Covid-19 or another virus, everyone needs to be safe in general. People should always wash hands, avoid touching door handles and other surfaces that are regularly touched by other people and we all need to be conscious of how to better protect ourself and help to keep other people safe.