A local nurse has created an app to help people monitor COVID-19.
Creator Jamesha Ross said she wanted to create the Nurse Screen app so people have all the information they need about COVID-19 in one spot. She said it's one way she can give back during such a tough time.
"I just feel like we need to do everything we can to keep people safe so that they can go home safe," Ross said.
Ross has been a registered nurse for 21 years, and an occupational health nurse for 13. She said she created the Nurse Screen app as resource for people to get information about COVID-19 and to track their own health.
"It was really overwhelming with the phone calls and the emails and we needed a way to give people answers without them having to wait for me to call them back or wait for me to send an email," Ross said.
The app has a questionnaire you can fill out regarding symptoms and, based on CDC guidelines, if and how long you should quarantine. Ross said she hopes businesses will use the app to monitor how many people in the office are sick.
"Workplaces can be a super-spreader so this will be a way to prevent or minimize the risk of COVID spreading in your workplace," Ross said.
Ross said creating the app is how she can help during the pandemic.
"Someone who is on the frontline all the time of life and death, it's really important to be able to stop where we can prevent things and help people continue their livelihood," Ross said.
To learn more about the Nurse Screen app, click here.