The British Columbia government has launched a new COVID-19 support app for residents to stay informed about the coronavirus pandemic.
“If you are a resident of British Columbia, Canada, BC COVID-19 Support is designed for you to stay informed about COVID-19 in BC and determine what actions and next steps you should take,” explains the app’s description.
“Recommendations are personalized and based on your personal risk factors. You will receive timely updates with important news and alerts from BC’s Ministry of Health. Recommendations and content are automatically updated based on the latest BC guidelines related to COVID-19,” according to the app.
B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced the new app yesterday, available for iOS and Android, along with a version on the web.
“Our online #Covid19 self-assessment tool has been accessed more than 1.5 million times in the last week,” said Dix, before detailing the app’s debut for smartphones and the mobile web.
The smartphone app allows users to complete a self-check to see if they “require further assessment and guidance” related to COVID-19, while also provides tips on hand washing, social distancing and more.
Our online #Covid19 self-assessment tool has been accessed more than 1.5 million times in the last week. Today we are making self-assessment even easier with a new app for your smart phone at: https://t.co/GZUWMWwvZM
— Adrian Dix (@adriandix) March 23, 2020
It also has a list of daily updates on the outbreak of COVID-19 in the province, with the next update for Tuesday, March 24, to come at 3PM PST. Yesterday, B.C. saw 48 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 472 cases in the province.
The BC COVID-19 Support app was developed by Thrive Health, a Vancouver-based healthcare technology company.