First Responder COVID-19 Guide
- Currently the app is only available in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties in California.
- The first group of users are police officers, firefighters, and paramedics.
- The app uses Apple’s ResearchKit and CareKit tools.
Dr. Bob Harrington, chairman of the Stanford Department of Medicine:
If we have a first responder who has symptoms, it’s really important for them to get screened and potentially test it because they’re going to be very patient-facing and very community-facing. That’s what their jobs are.
The app works by giving users a survey that questions them on their symptoms. If they have symptoms that suggest COVID-19, testing is then recommended. The user is encouraged to take the survey result to their workplace’s “department infection control officer.” Then they will be directed a Stanford Health Care site for priority testing.