Chicago launches mobile app to connect residents to COVID-19 services

Chicago launches mobile app to connect residents to COVID-19 services

The city of Chicago has launched a new mobile app intended to support residents through the new coronavirus pandemic.

The app will allow the Chicago Department of Public Health to communicate and provide information and guidance to residents who may be COVID-19 positive or are experiencing symptoms. Those include individualized messages, daily check-ins and linking people to nearby testing resources, said Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

“All of which will help us deepen our understanding of the communities most impacted by the virus and develop solutions for the best path forward,” she said.

It will also serve as a pre-registration for a vaccine when one becomes available, said public health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady.

“We are already building our plans to vaccinate the whole city of Chicago and working with others across the region on a major plan for this,” she said, adding that vaccines would be given out based on public health necessity.


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