Apple Coronavirus Screening Tool
The White House announced on Friday that Apple has launched a coronavirus screening tool through its website and a new app to guide people. Application not require registration while using asks the user questions about symptoms, age, chronic disease, recent trips, and exposure to the virus.
Huge thanks to @Apple! Together with the White House, @CDCgov & @fema, Apple launched a COVID19 screening tool that guides users through questions about symptoms and exposure, using CDC guidance to help determine steps they should take, including testing.https://t.co/CN7gO3svKG
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 27, 2020
After a few questions, the application gives the user the next recommended steps. Then tells the user if he should perform a coronavirus test based on the scan results.
If the Apple Coronavirus tool scan result tells you to take the COVID-19 test, Apple won’t advise where to test it. He recommends that you only apply to a healthcare provider for testing, Because the tests are currently inconsistent and limited in the U.S., and the CDC calls people to contact their primary doctor before going to a hospital, hoping for a test. However, Apple urges anyone who has difficulty breathing to call 911 immediately.
Apple says this Apple Coronavirus tool does not collect data and your identity is not shared. “To help improve the site, Apple collects some information about how you use the site. The information collected will not identify you personally. It also doesn’t require location access, so the app doesn’t offer you localized recommendations.