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Apple's new app offers guidance to potential COVID-19 patients

Apples' new app offers guidance to potential COVID-19 patients
Posted at 4:37 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 14:19:49-04

Apple has released a new app that it says will give guidance to people who think they may be sick with the coronavirus.

The app, developed in a partnership with the White House coronavirus task force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, walks the user through a series of questions and gives a recommendation about what steps they should take next.

The app asks users about their age, symptoms, travel history and prior health issues. Once the user has answered all the questions, the app could recommend a trip to the hospital, a round of self-isolation or other treatment options.

"The tool provides CDC recommendations on next steps including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, recommendations on testing, and when to contact a medical provider," the CDC said in a press release.

To download the app, click here.

Coronavirus Testing Sites - Kern County

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State-Provided Sites
  • Must have an appointment
  • Free, but if have insurance they will bill
  • No screening criteria

Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street, Building 4, Access Gate 27
Mojave Veterans Hall
15580 O Street, Mojave
Arvin Public Health
204 S Hill Street, Arvin
5th District Drive-Thru at The Prado Senior Center
2101 Ridge Road



County-Provided Sites
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  • Free
  • No screening criteria
  • Operating with existing provider

Oildale - Good Samaritan Hospital
901 Olive Drive, Bakersfield
  • For Registration call (661) 215-7725
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm, Saturday 8 am - 12 pm

Ridgecrest - Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
1081 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest
  • For Registration: Text the word "testing" to 833-774-4968 Or Call 866-774-9984
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Delano - Delano Regional Medical Center
1401 Garces Hwy, Delano
  • No Drive-Thru option
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Kern River Valley - Kern Valley Hospital (Coming Soon)
6412 Laurel Ave, Mt Mesa
  • No Drive-Thru option

Tehachapi - Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley
1100 Magellan Dr 93561