Mount Desert Islander

Two weeks after Mount Desert Island Hospital and the state CDC announced a partnership that would allow the hospital to participate in the state’s Sara Alert system for contact tracing, the system is not yet up and running. “MDI Hospital continues to work on the necessary credentialing, training and system revisions needed to engage … in the public health reporting processes,” hospital spokesperson Oka Hutchins said in an email Tuesday. The hospital and CDC teams “have had numerous phone calls,” CDC director Dr. Nirav Shah said last week.

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