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Meet Dr. Chat Bot A Rochester-developed app helps track symptoms.

Starting last summer, many members of the University community got to know Dr. Chat Bot, an electronic tool designed to monitor for potential outbreaks of COVID-19.

Developed by a Medical Center team, the online app asks people to report whether they have any of the hallmark symptoms of infection or have been in contact with others who may have been infected. The daily data help campus and regional health officials identify whether people are reporting symptoms associated with the disease and whether to take steps in response.

All faculty, staff, and students are required to sign in with the app each day that they’re on campus.

The Medical Center also made the technology behind the app available for free to other universities and organizations that wanted to get to know Dr. Chat Bot.