Apple Has Released A New Coronavirus App And Website
Apple today announced a new website and app combination that offers COVID-19 guidance and information based on what the CDC recommends. The app is only available in the US App Store, but the website can be accessed from anywhere.
The app allows users to stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 information with questions based on risk factors allowing them to self-diagnose.
The COVID-19 app and website allow users to answer a series of questions around risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms for themselves or a loved one. In turn, they will receive CDC recommendations on next steps, including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, whether or not a test is recommended at this time, and when to contact a medical provider. This new screening tool is designed to be a resource for individuals and does not replace instructions from healthcare providers or guidance from state and local health authorities.
This is just another example of Apple working to help people both with and without COVID-19. The company has already closed offices and Apple Stores around the globe in an attempt to help prevent the spread of the virus. It has also donated ten million masks to those who need them.
COVID-19 continues to cause problems around the world with people told to work from home and schools closed. Apple’s efforts, as well as those by other big technology companies, will hopefully help to get us all back on track as soon as possible.