Now when you search for COVID-19 on Google you can find information about testing sites for the virus located near you.
Google rolled out the ability to search for testing sites on Friday. The search engine is now able to display information for more than 2,000 COVID-19 testing centers across 43 states in the United States.
It’s only surfacing locations that have been approved to be published by health authorities, so it’s not going to be able to show you all of the testing centers near you. In the case of Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania it isn’t currently able to show any results,
. The Verge reports
The addition of testing centers was part of a number of changes to Google’s search results. Now, whenever you search for anything COVID-19 related you’ll see an SOS alert bar on the left side of the page. From there you can quickly navigate to information about the virus including symptoms, treatments, news, statistics, and yes, where you can get tested.
Clicking on the “testing” tab brings up this information in San Francisco.
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When you click through, you’re shown all of the COVID-19 testing centers on a map along with the requirements to be tested there.
Earlier this month, Apple also started displaying COVID-19 testing centers within Apple Maps. Like Google, the testing centers that are included also have information listed beside them indicating what the requirements are in order to be tested at that particular facil
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