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Apple Releases COVID-19 Screening App, Website

Apple today released a screening app and website designed to provide people with a way to determine the course of action they should take with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The White House, and FEMA, the app is free and asks the user simple questions to determine the next course of action.

In addition, the app provides information about the virus and its symptoms, social distancing and self-isolation, guidance on who should be tested and what to expect from test results, and fact-checked resources on the coronavirus from Apple News.

The app and website are simple to use, and the questions can be answered in less than a minute. The results offer guidance on whether or not testing is required, whether the responses indicate that influenza, a cold or allergies might be at fault for symptoms, and also offers guidelines for each outcome.

The opening screen of the Apple/CDC COVID-19 Screening Tool

As no other major tech company has (to the best of our knowledge) provided a tool like this to the public, feel free to share this information with friends and family.

Steve Sande
the authorSteve Sande
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Steve has been writing about Apple products since 1986, starting on a bulletin board system, creating the first of his many Apple-related websites in 1994, joining the staff of The Unofficial Apple Weblog in 2008, and founding Apple World Today in 2015. He’s semi-retired, loves to camp and take photos, and is an FAA-licensed drone pilot.
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  • Yet another USA only App. The United States (and Apple) are so insular and negative…

  • A public service app from Apple, that requires a recent Apple device to install. Sounds like a PR disaster to me. iPhone 6+, stuck on iOS 12.x, that can’t install this app which requires iOS 13.x to install. WTF?