Apple launched a new app and website with features to help people stay informed and take action to protect their health during COVID-19 MS.
Apple COVID-19 application
Apple’s free COVID-19 app helps users assess risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms. After answering the questionnaire, the application will make recommendations from the CDC on the next steps to be followed. This includes whether there is a test or not and when to see a doctor.
Application users or website visitors also receive answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19, including who is most at risk and how to recognize symptoms. In addition, they learn the most up-to-date information from the CDC, such as best practices for hand washing, surface disinfection and monitoring of coronavirus-related symptoms.
To help you stay informed, understand your symptoms and take appropriate measures to protect your health, Apple has partnered with CDC to create a COVID-19 website and an American app. As always, the data is yours and your privacy is protected. Stay safe and healthy. https://t.co/qUEMYOzZUC
– Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 27, 2020
The new COVID-19 application, available on the App Store, and the website were created in conjunction with the CDC, Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA, providing people in the United States with easy access to reliable information and advice when the system the country’s health feels the weight of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 application and website are designed to keep all user data private and secure. The tools do not require a login or association with a user’s Apple ID, and the user’s individual responses are not sent to Apple or any government organization.
Apple also notes that travelers who land at some international airports in the United States have started receiving notifications on their iPhones, reminding them of the current CDC guidelines for staying at home and monitoring their health.