DALLAS (NEXSTAR) — Google’s website President Donald Trump said it would be a coronavirus testing site has been launched — and that’s not exactly what the president was touting.
“The google.com/covid19 website offers a variety of resources, including “status-based information, safety and prevention tips, search trends related to COVID-19, and other resources for individuals, educators and businesses.” In an announcement on Saturday, Google said the information came from trusted sources such as the CDC and WHO.
The new website features a global map highlighting confirmed cases and videos in ASL.
Earlier this week, Verily, which works with Google, launched a site for the Bay Area. According to The Verge, it was only offering testing to a small number of people.
According to The Verge, the closest thing to a coronavirus test on the new Google page is a drop-down menu that provides links to local websites.
A Google spokesperson told The Verge that Google hopes to provide a questionnaire and information about local drive-thru testing locations once “authoritative and trustworthy information” becomes widely available.