Using the Know NOW! App is Easy
The Know NOW! App has been designed to share real-time COVID-19 data from your state Governor’s office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and beyond to get the most relevant COVID-19 updates directly to all users as soon as possible.
Upon downloading the App, users can opt to receive alerts based on their Home Location, Current Location or both, with other configurable settings available. The App itself is divided into four main sections, each represented by a tab on the menu bar at the bottom of the screen.
Firstly, there is the “My Alerts” tab. This tab features every active Alert for your Current Location and your Home Location (selecting a Home Location is only available to those who register for a free account). Alerts will appear in order of most recent, with unopened Alerts taking precedence over those that have already been viewed.
These alerts are tied to the official COVID-19 website and Governor’s website for your Current and/or Home Location and will feature the latest state guidance on closures, travel restrictions, executive orders, CDC statistics, testing sites, re-openings and more.
Secondly, there is the “Map” tab with three views available.
The first map view shows official CDC statistics for each individual state as well for the country as a whole, including number of deaths, positive and negative tests and the time of the most recent update. This view also features 14-day trend graphs for both new cases and hospitalization rates.
COVID-19 Test Site Map
The second map view displays the nearest verified COVID-19 Test Sites to your Home or Current Location, with directions available for each. Where available, information is also provided on hours of operation, facility type (drive-through, walk-up, clinic or hospital), and limitations. Website links and phone numbers are also listed where possible. The map also features a blue location marker so that the user always knows where they are relative to a test site.
Hospitals and Urgent Care Map
The third map view features a detailed selection of hospitals and urgent care providers for your Home and Current Location, with directions also available for each. Like the COVID-19 Test Site Map, this view also features a blue location marker.
Next, the “Resources” tab features the websites from which Know NOW! sources its data, along with other useful COVID-19 resources. These resources are listed based on your Current and/or Home Locations and include state COVID-19 websites, state Governors’ websites, state Departments of Education, state Departments of Labor, the CDC website and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website.
Finally, the “Settings” page allows you to edit your Home Location, as well as allowing you to select whether or not you want to use your Current Location. You can also select Alert Types, set an Alert Radius and select whether to keep or discard expired alerts. However, if you want to edit any Know NOW! App settings, you must first create a free account.