People in the San Francisco Bay Area can now access a website where they would be able to take a survey that tells them if they need to get COVID-19 screening. Alphabet’s Verily on Sunday night the testing website, a day before it said it would.
The testing website lets users answer a series of “screening survey” questions that would determine whether or not they should be directed to testing sites in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
“Verily’s Project Baseline is working to deliver COVID-19 testing initially in select counties in the Bay Area to the highest risk populations as defined by the California Department of Public Health. If you are in the California Bay Area and interested in getting tested for COVID-19, complete an online screener based on guidelines from public health officials and see if testing is available for you through this program at this time,” the website reads.
The user must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. resident, able to speak and read English, located in one of the available counties, and willing to sign the COVID-19 Public Health “authorization form” in order to be eligible to use the website.
The testing website is a project in collaboration between the Bay Area-based biotechnology company and the California governor’s office and other local, state, and federal officials. In order to qualify for screening, you need to sign up with your Google account and agree to potential some essential information.
“Information may also be shared with certain service providers engaged to perform services on behalf of Verily, including Google, which Verily leverages for certain technology and services, including cloud services, security services, data storage, website hosting, and other support functions,” the website states.