Google said on Saturday it launched a United States-focused website with information about coronavirus guidance and testing.
Google said in a blog post the site (google.com/covid19) consists of resources and links focused on the potentially deadly respiratory illness COVID-19. It will be available in more languages and countries in coming days.
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said last Sunday that the search giant was partnering with the U.S. government to create a website by March 16.
However, the launch was delayed as local and national guidance changed significantly from Sunday to Monday and the company had said it would roll out the website later in the week.
People can find state-based information, safety and prevention tips, search trends related to COVID-19, and further resources for individuals, educators and businesses on the new site.
Google also said:
We're also looking for more ways we can help people follow authoritative public health guidance and locate appropriate health services through our products.
Right now in the U.S., people seeking out urgent care, hospitals and other medical services in Search or Maps will see an alert reminding them of the CDC's recommendation that symptomatic individuals call ahead in order to avoid overwhelming health systems and increasing the risk of exposure.