NMDOH to end COVID-19 exposure alert system

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SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Health said Monday they will shut down their COVID-19 exposure alert system later this month.

After May 11, national funding and resources for the “NM Notify” system are ending. At this point, the system will also end.

The Association of Public Health Laboratories supported the system in partnership with Google, Apple and Microsoft.

NMDOH says the app sent 1.5 million notifications to people who may have had “sufficient exposure to COVID-19 to become infected.”

Users will be automatically notified when the app isn’t functional anymore. No action is needed.

The state’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard will also be discontinued and archived on May 11. Epidemiological reports will only be available monthly.

“These changes reflect the new phase of COVID-19 that we are in today,” said DOH Deputy Secretary Laura Parajon. “We will continue to actively monitor trends related to COVID-19, but with fewer COVID-19 tests being taken and inconsistent reporting of home COVID-19 tests, the day-to-day numbers are not as meaningful as they once were.”