The App Store should always be a safe and trusted place for users
to download apps. Now more than ever that commitment takes on
special significance as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic.
Communities around the world are depending on apps to be credible
news sources — helping users understand the latest health
innovations, find out where they can get help if needed or provide
assistance to their neighbors.
To help fulfill these expectations, we’re evaluating apps
critically to ensure data sources are reputable and that
developers presenting these apps are from recognized entities such
as government organizations, health-focused NGOs, companies deeply
credentialed in health issues, and medical or educational
institutions. Only developers from one of these recognized
entities should submit an app related to COVID-19. Entertainment
or game apps with COVID-19 as their theme will not be allowed.