Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Apple’s Maps now shows U.S. testing sites for COVID-19

Endgadget reports that Apple’s Maps app now shows COVID-19 testing sites across the U.S. People in all 50 states and Puerto Rico can use the app to find a place to get checked, whether it’s a hospital, urgent care clinic, pharmacy or dedicated testing site. 

Endgadget notes that the facilities also fall under a new “COVID-19 Testing” search category that’s prioritized alongside other essentials like groceries and healthcare. The listings should include details on what you’ll need to know before going in, such as any requirements for appointments or referrals.

Earlier this month Apple released a mobility data trends tool from Apple Maps to support the  work happening around the globe to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

The company says this mobility data may provide helpful insights to local governments and health authorities and may also be used as a foundation for new public policies by showing the change in volume of people driving, walking or taking public transit in their communities. Reports are published daily and reflect requests for directions in Apple Maps. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.