Is the County collecting and tracking my personal medical information?
The app does not collect or store any information that could identify users. It does not track user location. The app does not give medical advice.
How will the data collected be used and where will be it be stored?
Our only goal is to keep Sonoma County as safe as possible. Anonymous responses will be stored on IBM’s secure public cloud for businesses. The information will be stored for 45 days and will only be accessible to COVID-19 designated personnel in the Sonoma County Department of Health Services.
The information that employers and employees provide will be collected and processed by the Sonoma County Health Department. This data, in aggregate, will be provided to the California Department of Health. The app does not collect or store any information that could identify users. It does not track user location.
The Sonoma County Public Health Officer will utilize this anonymous data along with other COVID-19 statistical data to help determine if mitigation measures are being effective in controlling the virus.
No information will be shared for commercial purposes.
Can I be identified in this app?
No, you cannot be identified by this app. All information in the employee self-assessment is anonymous, and no personally identifiable information (PII) is asked for in any questions on the survey. The employee is only asked for the zip code of their employer, the industry they work in, and their age range (17 and under, 18-64, and 65 and older).
Can I be tracked by this app?
No, you cannot be tracked in this app. SoCo COVID-19 Check app does not access your phone’s location services, nor does it request access when you set up the app.
What is collected in the employer portion of the app?
The employer portion of the app takes less than 15 seconds after initial setup. Other than the name and location of the business, the employer is only reporting verification of wellness for the arriving employees. The employer does not report any identity information. There are 3 simple questions in the employer section relating to verification of the employee self-assessment, temperature and appropriate face covering.
Once the 3 questions are answered, the app sends the data to the County without any additional effort from the company/employer.