Monticello, NY – The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in partnership with BellAge, Inc., and the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY), has launched CV19 CheckUp in New York State, a free, anonymous, personalized online tool that evaluates an individual’s risks associated with COVID-19 based on their life situation and behavior, and provides recommendations and resources to reduce those risks.
“It’s a quick and easy survey to complete,” says Sullivan County Office for the Aging Director Lise-Anne Deoul. “You can fill it out for yourself and for your family members, and it will generate a useful report on your general risk level for catching coronavirus and being hospitalized by it.”
CV19 CheckUp employs artificial intelligence to analyze data each person provides by completing an online questionnaire. It is designed for those who are considered high risk, including older adults, low-income individuals, ethnic and racial minorities, and LGBTQ communities, but it can be used by anyone at any age. The tool’s algorithms are driven by science and medicine, using data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
CV19 CheckUp is free to users. It is anonymous and does not require a name, email address, or identifier of any type. The collected data is used by governments and health organizations to facilitate developing methods to help target populations that are at high risk for COVID-19. Findings can be used to gain insights on:
• What people know and believe about the pandemic
• Compliance levels with recommended safety protocols
• Behaviors by location, race, ethnicity, economic status, etc.
• Unmet needs for health care, social services, financial support
Upon completion of the anonymous questionnaire, CV19 CheckUp immediately delivers a personalized report. The report answers questions such as:
• How likely am I to get COVID-19 or spread it to others?
• If I get COVID-19, how severe would it likely be?
• What steps can I take to reduce my risks of getting COVID-19?
• Where can I find help to ensure my needs are met during the pandemic?
To learn more, please visit newyork.cv19checkup.org or call the Sullivan County Office for the Aging at 845-807-0241. Sullivan County has also developed a short video tutorial, showing how easy it is to fill out the survey. The video can be found at www.sullivanny.us/Departments/Aging and the Office’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/scnyaging.