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Google opens Google.com/covid19/ website/Portal for COVID‑19 Information & Resources

Google opens Google.com/covid19/ website/Portal for COVID‑19 Information & Resources

The official information and resource page has been launched by Google. Google.com/covid19/ Is the website/Portal for information related to COVID‑19.

It’s only available in English right now, but a Google spokesperson tells The Verge that Spanish language support is soon to follow. The site was also designed with accessibility in mind, including with the larger fonts that Google usually uses.

The website has videos in ASL, a global map showing confirmed cases by country, and plenty of information about Google’s other relief efforts — plus some feel-good YouTube videos.

Reading through that description, however, you’ll notice that it doesn’t include what Trump originally claimed it would. The nearest thing to finding a test is a drop-down menu that provides links to local websites — for example, choosing California provides a link to the California Department of Public Health.

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At some point in the future, Google may actually provide a questionnaire and information about local drive-thru testing locations. But a spokesperson says that the company won’t do so until there’s authoritative and trustworthy information on those sites. .

Google opens Google.com/covid19/ website/Portal for COVID‑19 Information & Resources

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That could be a long time coming, unfortunately.

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