Apple releases COVID-19 screening app and website

News Apple releases COVID-19 screening app and website

iPhone maker Apple has released resourceful screening tools to help people protect themselves amid the worldwide spread of COVID-19. The company has created a website and an app (Available only in US) in partnership with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Both the app and website asks users a list of questions regarding their travel history, recent exposure and symptoms to analyze the risk factors and provides appropriate guidance and recommendations on what to de next after assessing the users answers.

The tools also assist users to monitor their symptoms and guide them if a test is required or not. The responses of the users are kept private and are not sent to Apple or any government organization.

apple covid 19 app
Apple Covid 19 app

In addition, the tools provides access to the resources to stay informed and get support during the spread of COVID-19. Also, users will be provided the guidance on the best practices of protecting themselves.

Also read: Apple might integrate Touch ID in future Apple Watch

Besides the website and apps, users can also ask the virtual assistant Siri to get these valuable information on the go. However, this feature is limited to the US citizens at this time.

Maintaining the legacy of privacy, Apple claims that is not collecting users answers from the screening tool and to help improve the site, It collects some information about how users use it. The information collected will not personally identify the users.

This initiative by Apple comes at a time when US has become the most affected country by COVID-19. The US became the first country to cross the 100,000 positive cases of COVID-19 worldwide.

Related: Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.4

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Social Connect3
Get latest updates on the go


Recent Articles

Apple launches HomePod Mini speaker at $99

The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple yesterday launched a smaller version of the HomePod...

iPhone 12 launched starting at $699, iPhone 12 Pro from $999, HomePod Mini at $99

The much awaited Apple Event 2020 just concluded with the launch of iPhone...

Apple may reveal MagSafe wireless chargers alongside iPhone 12

The Apple event for 2020 is due for October 13, 2020. Apple will...

Microsoft takes on Apple with it’s new Windows app store policies

Just a while ago, we heard about the mishap with Epic Games as...

iPhone 13 may have a smaller notch, a leak suggests

Apple is about to unveil its most powerful and newest iPhone 12 series....

Get the weekly news and updates in your inbox

Related Stories