19 May 2020 – CRUSH COVID RI app released

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, Local Government, Research and Development
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Tracing and quarantining contacts; Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: Rhode Island
Lead People/Agency: Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)

Overview: Governor announced the first version of CRUSH COVID RI, the state’s pandemic response mobile app with a privacy-first focus. CRUSH COVID RI provides Rhode Islanders with easy access to all of the resources required during the public health crisis, including a location diary that helps users identify the people and places they are in contact with and a symptom checking survey. All Rhode Islanders are encouraged to use the CRUSH COVID RI app and take an active role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island.
Full details here: https://www.ri.gov/press/view/38369

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government