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Virginia Department of Health unveils COVIDCheck

23 May 2020 Covid19 News

Gov. Northam has announced a new resource for Virginians called COVIDCheck. COVIDCheck is an online risk-assessment tool to check your symptoms and connect with the appropriate health care resource, including COVID-19 testing. Users who believe they may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are screened for risk factors and given one of five care levels. Because symptoms can vary greatly in their intensity, the tool can help you decide what your next step should be and if you need to seek medical care. The program is very simple and easy to use. To make use of COVIDCheck, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s website.

COVIDCheck was created by Buoy Health, a digital health company developed out of the Harvard Innovation Labs by a team of doctors and data-scientists. The tool uses artificial intelligence to help users with a personalized, real-time assessment. It is based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Virginia continues to work to flatten the curve, and  COVIDCheck is another tool to help do so. Telehealth tools such as this are vital in relieving strains on providers and health systems. They also make health care more convenient and accessible as the state and the country continue to adapt to the pandemic.

To stay up to date on COVID-19 in the Shenandoah Valley, see our COVID-19 updates post.

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