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Symptom Tracking App Required for Employment

Jun 15, 2020

Nearly half a million people in one county are being required to download a COVID-19 symptom tracking app or use other means of daily reporting symptoms before the government will allow them to return to work. These restrictions are coming from the Health Officer in Sonoma County, CA.

Sick people should stay home. But I have deep concerns about the government inserting itself into the employee/employer relationship—and even more problems with the government using technology to control who can and cannot work. I see significant risk for abuse of power through the use of this technology.

Do you trust government leaders like those in Seattle and elsewhere to protect you and have your best interest in mind?

We have seen damaging policies originate before in California and then spread across America. We need to stop this power grab and fight for freedom. Let this health official, our governors, and legislators know that COVID-19 tracking must be voluntary, not mandatory. -Mat

In Sonoma County, CA, the Health Officer is calling the shots. She decides when you can go to church or get your hair cut. Public Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase started in her role as an interim leader just three months ago. She immediately started controlling the entire county through stay-at-home orders and received a 30+ percent pay increase for her role in putting small businesses out of business.

In addition, Sonoma Co. paid IBM 160,000 dollars to create this app to check and track people. This is a case in point of what I have been warning you about. This app is "voluntary"—unless you want to go to work, that is. Then it suddenly becomes mandatory.

The county requires that this app/web system be used by anyone that wants to go to work. The launch date was originally June 1, but that date has been pushed back due to problems rolling out the app.

The Sonoma Index-Tribune reported, "business owners have expressed little to no opposition to the requirement to this point." Many people in California are blind to the huge problems this app could create. It forces adults to act like children getting their hall pass from the government to be able to go to work.

Now is the time to fight against this unconstitutional power grab and remind our elected officials all across America that they are public servants and not kings to order us around. Send your fax to this health official's office and to our elected officials to publicly oppose this mandatory app.


This county has just one of the many apps that are already developed. There are eight more apps that are being pushed by local governors, such as CovidSafe in Washington, HealthyTogether in Utah, and Care19 in North and South Dakota, just to name a few.

In addition, there are other shocking COVID-19 apps, such as CarePassport, which describes itself as a "universal patient engagement platform" that can monitor vital signs through devices like a FitBit and then shares those vital signs with "the facility physicians" with no mention of privacy or control of restrictions.

Another app with privacy concerns is Corona Care, through which doctors register their patients with a special QR code. It works with FitBit and sends automatic notices to the doctor about a person's health status. It will "track if individuals have moved from low- to high-risk groups" and automatically alert the hospital of this—again, with no notice of privacy. In addition, this app pushes those with the app to the front of the line and encourages doctors to "categorize" patients based on the app.

These apps are taking away freedom and destroying privacy. This app was built by Harvard Medical and Mass General Hospital. They are setting up a situation where medical treatment could be given to those who have the app as a higher priority than those who have not downloaded it yet.

Do you really want your local hospital knowing every time your heart beats a little faster? It is time to stop these plans to destroy your medical privacy, personal privacy, and liberty. Let our nation's leaders know that patriots will not stand for this by sending a fax for freedom.


Liberty Counsel Action is leading the national conversation about privacy and liberty in this steady attack against your freedom. We are doing research and digging up the truth, even when few are talking about it. We completely rely on donations to carry on this mission. Your financial support is the only reason we can continue to expose this attack on your freedom. Will you keep us in the fight with your donation today?

Thank you for your concern and support. This is one of the most intense times of battle that our organization has ever faced. I'm proud to be on a team with you facing down these well-funded giants' intent on destroying liberty in America.


Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

P.S. Government officials are exerting a shocking level of control over Americans. I need your help to act quickly and fight against this county from requiring a "hall-pass" type of app to be able to go to work.

If we ignore this, it could easily spread from one community and spill out of California into the rest of the country. Now is the moment to rise up to demand that our God-given liberties enshrined in the Constitution outlast our generation. Send a fax demanding that politicians stop this power grab. And then sign our petition straight to the White House.

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