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Bay Area COVID-19 Tracker

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FAQ

This page contains frequently asked questions about the Bay Area COVID-19 Tracker (BACT).

How accurate is this data?

Our data is from various public health departments and credible organizations. We cross-check all data to make sure we provide the most accurate information to all users.

Is this data realtime?

The data is updated according to public sources as soon as they become available, so it is as accurate as possible as quickly as possible.

Where can I find more information on COVID-19?

You can find more information on COVID-19 by clicking on our resources tab.

Why does this map report only to the Bay Area?

Nize Public Services is based in the Bay Area, an epicenter of California COVID-19 cases, and we wanted to create a tool to help our community.

Can this data be used by my organization or agency?

The data and mapping are for educational use. Data is open for use as long as credit is given. Screenshots may be taken and shared as long as credit is given.

Why is this data different from that of other websites?

The website relies on public data from a variety of sources. These sources often vary in cases and location.

Should I use this website for medical guidance?

No, the website is merely for educational use and should not be used for medical guidance or advice.

Who created this website?

This website was created by Nize Public Services, a subsidiary of Nize Systems LLC. Nize is a local startup created by a group of high school students in the Bay Area. Nize specializes in designing educational hardware and software tools to make the classroom a safer and friendlier environment for everyone. For more information on Nize, visit nize.education. Its subsidiary, Nize Public Services, uses Nize skills to bring essential tools to the public.

Why was this website created?

After we noticed the rapid increase in the number of cases in Bay Area counties, we decided to create a useful tool for all Bay Area residents to be able to view and stay informed on the COVID-19 outbreak. In BACT, we included many useful resources and data to make sure all Bay Area residents are prepared for this outbreak.

What distinguishes this website from others?

This website incorporates a variety of data on COVID-19 and its impact in the Bay Area. It focuses on the Bay Area, an epicenter of the pandemic in California.

Who can I talk to for more information on the website?

You can email [email protected] or contact us through one of the social media links below.