Apple has launched a new screening tool for the US in partnership with CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The tool, available both as a website and an iOS app, acts as an information center for people across the country.
The tool also allows you to answer a bunch of questions to determine if you need to quarantine, take a screening test, or contact a medical professional.
If you go on Apple’s website, and answer its questions, it gives you only two options as a result: Call 911 or don’t call 911. Which doesn’t seem very helpful when there are better tools to help you out with detailed questionnaires.
Earlier this week, the company rolled out Siri support for coronavirus related questions. Now, users in the US can ask the assistant “How do I know if I have coronavirus?” to get guidelines provided by CDC, and curated app suggestions on the App store; not sure how an app list can help some looking for a medical assistant at that time.
Last week, Google also rolled out a dedicated website for US citizens to get accurate information on coronavirus pandemic. Notably, both Google and Apple’s websites don’t guide you through the testing process.
You can visit Apple’s COVID-19 website to learn more.