Apple works with White House to release ‘COVID-19’ app, website

Apple works with White House to release ‘COVID-19’ app, website

Apple Inc and the White House said on Friday that the iPhone maker has partnered with the Trump administration and federal agencies to release an app and website that will direct users to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control about the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The app, which will be available in the app store as “COVID-19”, will ask users questions about symptoms, location and risk factors, then provide appropriate up-to-date guidance from the CDC, White House officials said. The app also answers frequently asked questions about coronavirus disease with official information from the CDC. The same information will be available on a website https://www.apple.com/covid19 that will be accessible to the users of Windows PCs, Android phones and other non-Apple devices.

Apple said it will not collect the answers that users give to the app and the website’s questions, and that the answers will not be sent to Apple or any government agency. Apple’s headquarters are located in northern California and have been under supervision for over a week. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said earlier this week that the company donated 10 million protective masks to U.S. health groups after using Apple’s supply chain team to locate and purchase the masks.

(This story has not been edited by staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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