SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT:  Sara Alert™ V 1.16 had been released.  To view the upgraded documentation, visit the Guides page.

Secure monitoring and reporting for public health

Sara Alert™ is a standards-based, open source tool that automates the process of public health monitoring and reporting of individuals exposed to or infected with COVID-19 or any infectious disease. It was developed by public health experts for public health. Sara Alert™ is available in the public domain, free of charge, to public health agencies. As an open source tool, Sara Alert™ is available for public and private use and is easily integrated into other tools.

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When there is a public health emergency such as an infectious disease outbreak like COVID-19, public health agencies must respond swiftly. The first lines of defense are containment and mitigation. Tools to automate this response did not exist until Sara Alert™. Learn how public health departments are using Sara Alert™ to protect the people in their communities.

Sara Alert™ in the News

 

RSU 3 rolls out automated text guidance service

Republican Journal

“Once you have received notification from the school, the Maine CDC’s Sara Alert system will begin sending you follow up guidance via text messages,” Brown said. “Sara Alert is an automated system that uses daily text messages to help people who have been identified as close contacts monitor for symptoms after exposure.

All students and staff will be enrolled in Sara Alert…,” Brown said in the letter. “There is nothing required of you to be automatically enrolled in this service.”

Read full Republican Journal artical.

A Force Multiplier: Tracing System Saves Precious Time For Health Professionals

CDC Foundation

With the support of the CDC Foundation, MITRE partnered with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and local, state and federal agencies to develop Sara Alert, a standards-based, open-source tool designed to support monitoring of individuals at risk of developing COVID-19.

“We did not have a way to do case contact tracing or support people in quarantine and isolation efficiently and at scale,” Jarris said. “Sara Alert allows us to automate and modernize identification and monitoring of case contacts in quarantine, and positive cases in isolation.”

Read full CDC Foundation article.

Maine Department of Education announces new team of nurses to support contact tracing efforts in schools

NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

With support and training from Maine CDC, and funded through federal emergency relief funds, the first team members have begun to assist in the notification to those who have been deemed a close contact to a staff member or student who has tested positive for COVID-19. This team will enroll “close contacts” into Sara Alert, an online platform that Maine CDC uses to notify and monitor people exposed to the coronavirus. The Maine CDC will continue to investigate confirmed cases and outbreaks associated with schools.

Read the full News Center Maine article.

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