Published On: Mon, Apr 6th, 2020

Apple launches COVID-19 screening website

Today, Apple launched a possess coronavirus screening site (apple.com/covid19) and iOS app grown alongside a White House, CDC and FEMA.

The site is flattering simple, with simple information about best practices and reserve tips alongside a simple screening apparatus that should give we a sincerely plain thought on either or not we need to be tested for COVID-19. The site, that is — of march — permitted on mobile and desktop, also includes some discerning tips on amicable distancing, isolation, hand-washing, aspect disinfecting and sign monitoring.

The app, that contains matching information to a site, is U.S.-only during a moment; a website is accessible worldwide.

Depending on your symptoms, a site will pull we to get in hit with your health provider, hit puncture services or surprise we that we expected do not need to be tested. It will not track we to a contrast core directly.

In a remoteness note on a site, Apple records that information is collected. “Apple is not collecting your answers from a screening tool. To assistance urge a site, Apple collects some information about how we use it. The information collected will not privately brand you.”

Big tech companies are looking to safeguard that people have easy entrance to pivotal information on COVID-19. Google’s Verily launched a singular chronicle of a Project Baseline coronavirus screening site final week, which, in comparison to Apple’s site does not need users to record in, though it will also not assistance users with scheduling a exam directly.

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