Apple COVID-19 App Updated With New Symptoms And Cloth Mask Tips

Apple COVID-19 app home screen

Apple COVID-19 app home screen.

Apple has just updated its COVID-19 screening app with a new set of symptoms in accordance to the adjustments made by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in its guidelines. We’re talking about a fresh list of early tell-signs that could hint about a potential coronavirus infection. These include muscle plain, chills, shaking with chills, headache, sore throat and the loss of smell or taste!

The COVID-19 screening app was released at the end of March after Apple partnered with the CDC, The White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA. The apps comes alongside a web screening tool that aims to correctly inform people about the COVID-19 pandemic. It helps users to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, by teaching them how to early detect potential infections and what to do if they’ve been exposed to the virus!

Apple COVID-19 Software Update
Apple COVID-19 app update log If you haven’t downloaded the app yet you can do so from the App Store (Direct link). The current version is 3.0 and it comes with additional language support, bug fixes and improvements.
Some of the most important ones are:
– the updated symptoms mentioned above, as well as other recommended actions in order to align with the latest CDC guidelines.
– tips for wearing a cloth mask to protect yourself and the persons that you come in contact with. This section includes tips for self-manufacturing a mask at home, advice about how to wear it, where to wear it and how to sanitize it in order to be able to re-use it safely.

Fact: This app is only available for download in the U.S. App Store. If you’re outside of the United States and want to access this coronavirus related info you can do so via Apple’s web interface available here.

Related: Do you know that you can use Apple Maps to find nearby COVID-19 testing locations?