Apple Maps now displays COVID-19 testing locations

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Consumers in the U.S. can now search or browse for COVID-19 testing facilities through Apple Maps.
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Apple has added COVID-19 testing locations throughout the United States to its Apple Maps, effective Tuesday. Users can search for COVID-19 testing locations or browse for them on visual maps.

The testing locations in all 50 states and Puerto Rico appear with a red, star-shaped asterisk icon and an identifying card banner.

Users can browse for testing locations by going to the search menu and selecting ‘COVID-19 testing’ at the top of the list. Tapping on it will show a complete list of locations in a local area.

Apple Maps will show the name of the facility, address, phone number and website. Certain locations are showing additional detail as to what type of location they are, ranging from a hospital to a laboratory and where they are specifically located, such as inside as building, a parking lot, or drive-through. Listings will also show a doctor’s referral or an appointment are required to have a test conducted.

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COVD-19 testing facilities in the U.S. are identified in the Apple Maps app with an identifiable red asterisk.
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A new Apple portal allows hospitals, healthcare providers and businesses to register as a testing location. Apple will review applications for final approval and addition to the maps app.