Keeping your family, friends and community safe from COVID-19 is everyone’s concern. But getting sick and not knowing whom you may have infected can leave you feeling even worse. Syndesy, an app designed to create safe connections, has recently added a new “Check-ins” feature for users to check in or monitor wherever they go, so in the event they do contract COVID-19, they can inform their family and friends of their travels by generating a report available through the app.

According to Syndesy co-founder Jody Savin ’82, a writer, producer and entrepreneur, “If we all keep track of where we have been and when, we can voluntarily share potential locations and times of exposure. We do not live in an autocracy that is tracing our every movement, so it is incumbent upon us, as individuals, to keep track of our movements should we become infected or if someone else with whom we have crossed paths becomes infected.”

With a push of a button, the “Check-ins” feature allows users to store their geo location with a date- and time-stamp. Users can then download a report that lists all of the places they have visited over a period of time.

In an effort to contain the pandemic, the Syndesy app is currently being offered for free and can be downloaded in the Apple App Store.


Maggie Zhang and Daniel He

Alumni create online directory to support local businesses

Mar 30, 2020 Community

Maggie Zhang ’16 and Daniel He ’16 recognize that small businesses are the heart of our communities — and the most susceptible to the economic effects of the pandemic. To help those businesses survive, they created Local for Later, an online directory to promote local businesses through gift cards. they wrote on their site, which has grown to include 11 U.S. cities.

Each city’s list is made up of businesses submitted by users, and includes restaurants, shops, and activities like theaters and tour companies.

See the lists and add your favorite here.

Messages to #VirtualPrincetonU

Princeton Faculty Members Send Greetings As Classes Go Virtual

Mar 26, 2020 Community , Education

No one has all the answers about what comes next, not even Princeton faculty. But as Princeton shifted to virtual learning during the COVID-19 outbreak, professors from across disciplines sent warm video reassurance that their mission remained the same, and that Princeton is wherever you are.

#TellUsTigers Q&A: Tanesha Brown, nurse manager, University Health Services

#TellUsTigers Q&A: Tanesha Brown, nurse manager, University Health Services

Mar 20, 2020 Community , Health Care

Tanesha Brown, the nurse manager at University Health Services, is a critical member of the University’s coronavirus preparedness team, working with a broad range of departments and colleagues across campus. She reflects on addressing the fear of the unknown, how she practices self-care and the most important things she wants people to know during the coronavirus crisis. Read more …