Massachusetts is trying something new to upgrade its contract tracing efforts.

The new app, called MassNotify, is currently in the pilot phase. It began Monday with  a limited amount of users in the cities of Somerville and Methuen, sending them an alert if they were in close contact to someone who has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The new app will work through smartphones and will be available on iPhones and Android devices.

Click here for more information on the app and here to learn how to enable it on your phone.