Public health officials are already closely monitoring testing for COVID-19. Covid Watch is working to augment public health manual contact tracing initiatives. It’s important that users of the app not be able to send out false positives. Covid Watch users are able to choose whether or not to share their results in the app. If a user tests positive and chooses to share their results, public health officials will generate a random code in the Covid Watch portal that will be given to the infected user to enter into Covid Watch in order to report a verified positive case. This can be done over the phone, email, or text.