I was finally able to get people and culture to issue a school wide statement that the data will only be accessed by H&S, IT and Ministry of health, it can only be used for covid 19 contact tracing, and the data will be destroyed after two months (the initial statement was the data would be kept indefinitely). After this statement i installed the app on my phone.
I feel I have burnt a lot of capital with the head of People and Culture (and I have to deal with them quite frequently in my role), but I also felt that no one else was going to bother to do it.
You did the right thing by you and your co-workers. While you may have burnt up a bit of capital in some quarters you have probably built capital in other areas. Also how would have have felt long term if you hadn't done anything? I bet it would have gnawed away at you.