The COVID-19 app has up-to-date information from trusted sources about the coronavirus disease that is impacting people across the world. It has a screening tool so you can find out what you should do now for yourself or for a loved one. And it gives you access to resources you may need to feel supported and informed.
The COVID-19 app is developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the White House, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
• Use the simple screening tool to determine what you should do if you are concerned about COVID-19. Answer a few questions about symptoms, travel, and contact you’ve had with those who might have the disease. And then get a specific, recommended action based on the CDC’s current guidelines, such as practice social distancing or talk to a doctor.
• Save previous screening results for you or for a loved one to refer to at a later date or in conversations with a healthcare provider.
• Learn best practices for washing your hands, practicing social distancing, quarantining, monitoring your symptoms, and disinfecting surfaces.
• Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19, including who is at risk of serious illness and how to recognize the symptoms.
• Know that data you provide in the COVID-19 app will not be shared with Apple, the CDC, or anyone without your permission. Data entered will be stored and encrypted on device with a passcode.
This app was developed in partnership with CDC. It is not meant as an endorsement of any Apple products.
Aug 10, 2020
This update includes bug fixes and improvements.
Gomi Girl ,
Regarding the “care facility” question
This app asks some good questions to help you determine if you need testing.
I take slight issue with the “care facility “ question. Many people in Florida work in childcare or early learning centers. We are still required to go to work, as we’re considered “essential.” As such, risk exposure. Children present with fewer symptoms and are at lesser risk. However, they can still spread Covid-19 to adults. The “Care Facility” question should expand to include whether or not you work in childcare, as this is very relevant to exposure.
Please consider updating / improving upon this section.
Thanks to Apple, White House CDC
I’m using the app to get the latest info on COVID-19 pandemic. It’s filled with useful ‘common sense’ hygiene tips, symptomatic guides, as well as data provided by CDC website. It allows me to keep up with areas where I have family and friends.
Thanks to Apple, Tim Cook, President Trump, White House entire task force, CDC for creating a simple user friendly app for everyone to use. By working together they put out an app that provides updates everyone should appreciate.
We all can make a difference as we battle a killer virus. I have no doubt we’ll win this COVID-19 war. It’s up to everyone to do their part. If healthcare personnel, trucking transport, Nation Guard, & grocery store personnel, everyone one the frontlines do their best everyday, I’m sure I can do my part.
I had gone thru the process of the questions. I feel there are some things that could be missing. My wife works at the hospital near where we live. She had been working on one of the only floors that treat both rules out and and positive COVID-19 patients. I feel there should be a question that covers the possible exposure from the spouse that works in a facility that treats COVID-19. We do everything we can to prevent the spread but the data could be much more reliable in that case. I had to answer I don’t know on a few for that reason. Besides that this app is very nicely designed. Thank you for helping inform the masses and help to prevent the surge of unnecessary exposures!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.