Apple has launched a new website and app that will help people maintain safe practices amid the global spread of the coronavirus. It offers an online screening tool, information about the disease, and some guidance on when to seek testing or emergency care. Apple developed the site and app in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the White House.
The screening tool asks you questions about your symptoms, recent travel, and contact you may have had with people who have had or been exposed to the virus. After completing the screening process, you will be taken to a page with recommended next steps that will also suggest whether you need to be tested for coronavirus.
Apple stated that the screening tool “does not replace instructions from healthcare providers or guidance from state and local health authorities.”
If your screening results indicate that you may need to take a coronavirus test, Apple doesn’t provide direct advice on where to get tested. It suggests that you “talk to someone about testing.” Apple’s coronavirus self-screening tool can be downloaded as an app from the US App store.