Kevin Volpp featured in the news for work on COVID Alert PA app

Kevin Volpp (PSC/PARC Research Associate) alongside Penn’s Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) is assisting the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) with COVID Alert PA, a free app designed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The app boosts traditional contact tracing efforts, casting a wider net beyond the people that an individual knows they spent time with. It can help notify people who may have been nearby a person with the virus while standing in line at the supermarket, waiting for a bus, or in some other public area. If a user has been near a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, they will receive a push notification that will contain information on what to do next. The app was also featured on KDKA 2 CBS Pitsburgh local news