COVID-19 Google Maps updates

If your area is affected by COVID-19, you can use Google Maps to obtain relevant information on impacted places.

Tip: In some regions, you might find additional information related to COVID-19. If you select the alert on the Google Maps home screen, you'll find locally relevant links based on your current map view.

Search for COVID-19 health facilities

You can search on Google to find a list of health facilities near you that support testing for COVID-19.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing information.

Tip: COVID-19 testing center information may only be available in some countries.

Turn on the COVID-19 layer

You can view COVID-19 related information as a layer in Google Maps.

  1. On your mobile device, open Google Maps Google Maps.
  2. At the top, tap Layers Layers and then COVID-19 info.
The COVID-19 layer displays the 7-day average for the number of new cases per 100,000 people. It also indicates whether cases are increasing or decreasing. The layer’s colors indicate:
  • Grey: Less than 1 case
  • Yellow: 1-10 cases
  • Orange: 10-20 cases
  • Dark orange: 20-30 cases
  • Red: 30-40 cases
  • Dark red: 40+ cases

COVID-19 information sources

Make business-related updates

Our current focus is on the quality and reliability of information on Google Search and Maps. We want to ensure users and business owners have access to essential features like whether the business is open or has special hours.

Follow the steps below to suggest various updates to businesses. On your mobile device, you can also edit other business attributes.

Mark a business temporarily closed

  1. Open Google Maps Maps.
  2. Search for a place or select it on the map.
  3. Select Suggest an edit and then Close or remove.
  4. Under "Reason," select Temporarily closed.

To get updates on the status of a business, you can send a message to a business through the Google Maps app. To use this feature, a business must have messaging turned on.

Suggest a business is closed or moved

  1. Open Google Maps Maps.
  2. Search for a place or select it on the map.
  3. Select Suggest an edit.
  4. Under "Close or remove," select the reason for closure.

Reasons for closure include temporary closure, duplicate locations, and that the business has moved to a new location.

Tip: If you think something should be removed for legal reasons, submit a legal request.

Mark a business reopened

  1. Open Google Maps Maps.
  2. Search for a place marked as temporarily or permanently closed or select it on the map.
  3. Tap to expand the "Closed" banner.
  4. Select Suggest an edit and then Reopen this place.

Suggest an edit to a place

You can only suggest an edit in some countries and regions.

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps and make sure you're signed in.
  2. Search for a place or click it on the map.
  3. On the left, scroll down and select Suggest an edit and then Change name or other details.
  4. Follow onscreen instructions to send your feedback.

Transit alerts

In some countries or regions, you’ll get in-app alerts when you begin navigation and your route is affected by restrictions related to COVID-19. Local, state, and federal agencies provide the alert information.

Alerts and station crowd levels

You can get alerts if there are:

  • Government mandates like mask requirements or closures that impact public transportation
  • Government COVID-19 checkpoints or other border restrictions on your driving route

When you begin driving directions to medical facilities or testing centers, an alert will remind you to call ahead to learn about eligibility and facility guidelines.

Station crowd levels

When you make a trip on public transit, you might be able to find out how crowded a station is. When it’s available, you’ll find crowd level information under the name of the station. The information is based on public transit data.

Find restaurants that offer takeout & delivery

Restaurants that offer takeout or delivery options are now featured on Google Maps. When you search for a specific restaurant or cuisine, you can find out what dining options are available: Dine in, takeout, or delivery.

Search for takeout and delivery options

To find restaurants with takeout and delivery options:

  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Narrow your search to restaurants that support takeout or delivery:
    • Under the Search bar, tap Takeout Takeout or Delivery Delivery.
    • In the Search bar, enter "Takeout" or "Delivery".

Your search results will filter to restaurants with takeout or delivery, with available options highlighted in the search results.

Find updates from restaurants

Restaurants can post the latest updates related to COVID-19 directly to their business profile.

When available, these updates will appear just below the restaurant's business info, under "COVID-19 updates from the business."

Find & book online services

You can find and book an online service directly on Google when you search for a specific business or term like “yoga classes” or “piano lessons.” If a business offers these services online and updated their GMB profile to reflect that, their Business Profile will show:

  • "green checkOnline classes”
  • "green checkOnline estimates” 
  • "green checkOnline appointments”

For in-person services, go to Google Search, Maps, or Google Assistant to make a booking from a local business or service.

How to book online services

Important: If the business doesn’t have a booking button on their knowledge panel, they’re not set up to receive bookings through Google.

  1. Open Google Search, Maps, or Assistant. 
  2. Search for the types of services and classes you want, like yoga classes.
  3. Find and select the Business Profile where you want to make a booking and click Book online.
  4. Select a date and time.
  5. For businesses that let you book individual staff members: Under "Staff," you can select your preferred staff member. For example, you might select a favorite yoga instructor. You can also select a staff member later if you modify your booking.
  6. Click Book now.
  7. In the pop-up window that appears, fill out the required info.
    • Businesses may ask for payment at the time of booking or when they deliver the service. 
  8. Click Book.

Learn how to make a booking on Google.

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