Providing a streamlined and accessible platform for local COVID-19 information and updates. 

Text your zip code to 888-414-5539.


Our Mission

CovidSMS was created by a group of Stanford and Johns Hopkins Computer Science and Public Health students who identified a need for streamlined local communication as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The platform provides a simple and accessible method for community members to stay up-to-date with local information and for city officials to share updates, ask questions, and collect community feedback.

Partner With Us

We partner with city officials & community leaders to improve communication with residents.


Our platform offers 2-way communication: share updates with your residents, ask questions, collect community feedback.  


We currently partner with San Marino, CA to deliver city announcements to residents.

Let's work together to help our communities stay informed. 


We prioritize the accuracy of our information.

County level statistics come from the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

City level statistics for LA County come from LA County Department of Public Health.



Serena Wang

Johns Hopkins '21

Daniel Lee

Stanford University '21

Andrew Zheng

Johns Hopkins '21

Hannah Chiu

Johns Hopkins '21

Britney Yip

UC Berkeley '21

Andrew Qu

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute '21

Helen Zheng

Watchung Hills '22



What makes CovidSMS different from existing push notification systems?

Why SMS?

Is CovidSMS available  across the nation?

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I want to receive announcements from my city through CovidSMS.  What should I do?

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Copyright 2020 CovidSMS, all rights reserved, is provided to the public strictly for educational and informative purposes. CovidSMS (the "Service") relies upon publicly available data from multiple sources, that do not always agree. CovidSMS hereby disclaims any and all representations and warranties with respect to the Service, including accuracy, fitness for use, and merchantability. Reliance on the Service for medical guidance or use of the Service in commerce is strictly prohibited.