Apple Launches COVID-19 Screening App & Website based on CDC guidance
After pledging to donate as many as 10 million masks to the European and American health centers, the tech giant Apple has come up with one more contribution to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apple Inc. has launched a website as well as an application that helps the user to self-screen for COVID-19. The app, as well as the site, is an online screening tool that is developed under the guidance of the Centre for Disease Control, the White House, the CDC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The application has been published on the app store, and the site has been made live quickly. The screen test includes various questions regarding the individual’s current health status, his travel history and whether he or she is suffering from any previous health issue.
Apple has already made it clear in a press conference that the COVID-19 tool will never collect the user data, send it to any government body or use it for their own benefits.
Furthermore, Apple also stated that none of the instructions is altered, everything has been made following the instructions of the state and local health authorities.
To help you stay informed, understand symptoms and take proper steps to protect your health, Apple has created a COVID-19 website and a US app in partnership with the CDC. 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
However, the app is only available in the USA right now but the website is accessible from any location.