The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a self-assessment tool to help the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The free, online tool, was made available on Thursday and tells users if they, or someone they know, requires further testing.
Everyone can help prevent spread of #COVID19. Clara, the #Coronavirus Self-Checker, can help you decide when to call your doctor if you are feeling sick. Start using Clara here: https://t.co/BIv1AYYurp pic.twitter.com/GskABgsdsV
— CDC (@CDCgov) April 2, 2020
According to the CDC, the purpose of the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care and is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including coronavirus.
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The self-checker asks if users are ill, or caring for someone who’s ill. It also asks age, gender, whether or not you have certain life-threating symptoms, or if you have experienced symptoms such as difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, having difficulty waking up, confusion, or a loss of consciousness.