Google will delay the rollout of an informational coronavirus website until later this week, instead of a Monday launch date, the company said.
"With local and national guidance evolving rapidly, Google will continue working with relevant agencies and authorities to roll out a website later this week that will surface authoritative information for people in the US, including on screening and testing,” Google said in a statement.
What the website will not have: Despite the reference to screening and testing, Google still does not appear to be developing a nationwide tool to directly survey patients for their symptoms and guide them to testing sites, as the Trump administration has claimed in recent days.
What it will have: The website is expected to display information about how Americans can access screening, and list other information about local testing sites.
It will also include a link to the CDC's own screening tool, which is under development.
Why the rollout is delayed: Google says it's still waiting on more information about local testing sites.
Don't get confused: Google's sister company Verily also just launched a website that guides Californian users to testing locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Verily has said it hopes to expand its tool, but has not issued a timeframe for its deployment.
The two websites were the subject of great confusion after President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence announced that Google is working on a tool that will direct Americans to local testing sites. But Google’s announcement, including its remarks Monday evening, stop short of meeting that description.