Center for Digital Health

MyCOVIDRisk App

covidThe MyCOVIDRisk app was a free and publicly available COVID-19 risk estimation and mitigation tool developed by the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been accessed nearly 1.3 million times since launch, demonstrating the acceptability of a free and simple web-based mobile application to estimate risk of COVID-19 transmission. For more information on the development of the MyCOVIDRisk app, please see our FAQ page.

 

 

 

 

How It Works

 

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Users input the following information about the activity they want to know an estimated risk score for:

  • Self-Check Screener
  • Activity Location
  • Indoor / Outdoor
  • Activity Planned
  • Activity Level
  • Breathing Rate
  • Room Size
  • Ventilation
  • Duration of Stay
  • Number of People
  • Percentage Wearing Masks

 

Initial Risk Score

 

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Users receive an initial risk score estimate, which can then be lowered by choosing mitigation measures such as:

  • Local COVID-19 Prevalence Data by County
  • Indoor / Outdoor Risk
  • Activity Level: Resting, Standing, Light Exercise, Heavy Exercise
  • Breathing Rate: Breathing, Speaking, Loudly Speaking
  • Room Volume
  • Ventilation 
  • Duration of Stay
  • Number of People at Activity
  • Percentage of Mask Wearers

 

Mitigation Measures

 

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Users are prompted to reduce their estimated risk score by inputting the following mitigation measures:

  • Wear a Mask + Select Fabric / Layers
  • Social Distance
  • Reduce Activity Time
  • Wash Hands Frequently
  • Wear Eye Protection
  • Increase Ventilation

 

Final Risk Score

 

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Upon completion, users receive a final risk score individualized to the specific activity of interest as well as additional COVID-19 related resource links.

 

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