The GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App is a powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19. The app, which was developed at UAB in partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Health, protects the user’s privacy while anonymously alerting them if they have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

The app facilitates anonymous self-reporting and automates alerts to individuals with previous proximity or close contact with a later positive COVID-19 person. Users of the app can anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result —and be anonymously notified of possible previous close contact with someone who later reports a positive COVID-19 test result—without sharing anyone’s identity. The app protects your privacy while giving you the power to protect the health of yourself, your family, and your community.

The app is available to anyone in Alabama, and all members of the UAB community are strongly encouraged to download it.