It started earlier this week. PSAs on our mobile telephones – 3 so far this week. The messages say something similar to: You are safer at home — maintain social distancing of 6 feet. All residents urged to remain in their homes except for essential activities.
The messages have come from the State/FL Surgeon General, sometimes the Mayor. And we have had a couple of Amber Alerts involving children (more in a week than we usually get in a year or so)
I have no worries with PSAs in and of themselves, but a curious thing happened today. The Alert today included an “OK” button. My telephone was on the desk next to me and I tapped the OK right away. End of the Alert siren.
Mr. TempTime’s phone was in another room. The Alert sounded once, and then continued to sound every couple of minutes (4 times in total) — until I went out to the Family Room and tapped the OK button.
Just curious. Anyone else receiving PSAs on their telephones? Do you think the Alert system — with the now added ‘feedback’ OK button — indicates they are now testing/utilizing Alerts as a tool to track, check-in/on people electronically?