News Flash


Posted on: November 12, 2020

City Encourages use of COVID Alert CT Phone App

To stop the spread of COVID-19, everyone needs to do their part. The City of Bristol is encouraging all residents to help themselves and the community stay safe by downloading the newly launched COVID Alert CT app, which notifies you if you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, without disclosing your location or any of your personal information.


COVID Alert CT is a voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app. You will get an alert if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Knowing about a potential exposure allows you to self-quarantine immediately, get tested, and reduce the potential exposure risk to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others.


The app is available in multiple languages and can be used on Android and iPhone.

For iPhone/Apple Devices 
 Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to Settings > scroll down to find Exposure Notifications >Turn on Exposure Notifications
  2. Tap Continue to select United States then choose Connecticut


To verify that the exposure notifications are enabled on an iPhone, you should see that the Exposure Logging Status is set to Active and there will be a green checkmark next to it.

For Android Phones/Devices
Download the COVID Alert app from Google Play Store at To verify exposure notifications are enabled, open the app, click on the Settings tab and ensure that Exposure Notifications are set to “On”.

You can now review and check the last 14 days in the Exposure Logging Status, share a COVID-19 diagnosis, and turn on availability alerts. “This app is only going to be as strong as the participation rate is,” said Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu who subscribed to the app on Thursday night. 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Solar for All Campaign Summary Report

Posted on: November 24, 2020

Additional Rubbish Barrel Renewals 2021

Posted on: November 23, 2020

Public Hearings - Ordinance Committee

Posted on: November 17, 2020

Free Covid Testing Offered In Bristol

Posted on: November 13, 2020

Senior Center Update- November

Posted on: November 6, 2020

Update on CT's Covid19 Response Efforts

Posted on: November 6, 2020

2021 Recycle Calendars

Posted on: November 5, 2020


Posted on: October 29, 2020

Food Distribution Opportunities

Posted on: October 8, 2020

Free Wood Chips

Posted on: September 15, 2020


Posted on: April 21, 2020

Coronavirus Updates and Information

Posted on: November 23, 2020

Yard Waste 2020 Renewals

Posted on: March 2, 2020

Special Event Permit Applications

Posted on: September 9, 2019

Help Keep Bristol Clean & Green!

Posted on: May 27, 2019

Recycle Coach App

Posted on: May 27, 2019

Curbside Barrel Policy Reminder

Posted on: October 23, 2018

Attention Bristol Landlords

Posted on: October 11, 2018