A week ago, President Donald Trump held a press conference in which he claimed that Google would be building a coronavirus detection website that would direct people to test sites. As we learned in the following days, that was not true. Verily, Google’s sister company, launched such a site, and reportedly only offered testing to a very small number of people. Google, however, said it would launch some kind of website and after a little delay, it’s here.
Google launched a new website dedicated to information about COVID-19 and the new coronavirus on Friday night, including local information, prevention tips, search trends, and additional resources for individuals, educators, and businesses.
Along with the website and potentially more important, Google will begin to provide more improved information cards for people looking for terms related to the coronavirus. There will be information tabs for symptoms, prevention, global statistics and relevant local information.
The website is at google.com/covid19. It has helpful resources, including a card that mimics what you see above. The Google publication announcing the site says you can find “state-based information, safety and prevention tips, COVID-19-related search trends, and more resources for individuals, educators, and businesses.” Google emphasizes that it is obtaining information from “authorized” sources such as the WHO and the CDC.