This update is beginning to roll out today, so it may take some time before it populates on your device. At the Tim of publication the official landing page for the app on the App Store hasn’t been updated, but that should change shortly. This update includes additional guidelines implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and also general best practices while quarantining, and information covering pregnancy and newborns.
Here’s the changelog:
This update includes bug fixes and improvements, including:
- Updated recommendations for healthcare workers to align with CDC guideline
- Best practices for quarantining if you may have been exposed to COVID-19
- Additional information for pregnancy and newborns
Apple’s COVID-19 app is available now as a free download. There is also a corresponding website Apple launched at the same time, which provides additional information. According to the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, the dedicated app has been downloaded more than two million times, and more than three million unique visitors have visited the website to date.
Apple updated the COVID-19 app in April as well, making it possible for users to quickly and easily add their state of residence and more.
Apple’s COVID-19 app is available now for free.