Leaders in public safety and tech companies alike have continued to show their dedication to COVID-19 relief in May. Apple is now sending Medical ID data to 911, Switzerland is piloting a new contact tracing solution via an app, and front-line workers continue their work in treating the pandemic.
At the same time, states in the U.S. and countries worldwide began to slowly re-open their economies. The coming weeks will be a test of how well states are prepared to prevent a second spike in confirmed cases.
A new Swiss app, SwissCovid, will utilize Apple and Google’s contact-tracing framework. Users can confirm if they have tested positive for COVID-19, and bluetooth technology will alert nearby users of their proximity.