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.

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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 do not currently exist to automate this response until Sara Alert™. Learn how public health departments are using Sara Alert™ to protect the people in their communities.


Sara Alert™ in the News


Plans to amend quarantine guidelines underway, group working on getting homebound manamko’ vaccinated

Kuam News

“The proposed guidelines, we will require the 72 hours PCR testing prior to arrival,” he said. “And then, the QFACs are still in place, but hopefully, we can test out a little bit earlier, just because the 72 hours, we can test out on day 4, day 5. If it’s negative, you can go home and the next seven days quarantine with the SARA ALERT and the Guam COVID App in place.”

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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.”

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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.”

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