KMBC Kansas City

The public health agency has started using the Sara Alert system to bring automation to disease investigation, symptom tracking and contact tracing for COVID-19.

“It’s a great system,” said Danielle Roethler, a community development specialist with the Health Department. “It was designed for public health for this purpose.”

The department started using the Sara Alert system three weeks ago. It joins both the Unified Government Public Health Department and Cass County Health Department in the Kansas City metro area using Sara Alert. The free, open-source tool for public health departments is designed by MITRE, a not-for-profit federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) based in both Massachusetts and Virginia.

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