Does anybody else freak out every time their COVID Alert app goes off to give you that supposedly reassuring message that “COVID Alert continues to monitor for exposures on your behalf.”? I know what it’s trying to do, but every single time it goes off, I tend to review the last few days, go over where I’ve been, and prepare for the worst. Then I see that…oh, it’s just the friendly reminder that I have a COVID Alert app and it’s working. I don’t know how it does it, but it tends to go off right after I’ve been out somewhere, even if it’s standing outside because of a building fire alarm.
Now, I’ve noticed when it generally happens so when I wake up on the morning of the day when I think it’s going to, I tend to say something to myself about the app going off and that seems to help. But before I figured that out, it was heart attack-inducing. Or maybe it’s just me.