How Sara Alert™ Works

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How Sara Alert™ Works

Sara Alert™ is a tool that health departments across the country are using to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Who may be asked to check in with Sara Alert™?

If you have COVID-19 or you’ve spent time with someone who has it, your local health department may ask you to check in with Sara Alert™. Some cities or states may ask travelers to check in with Sara Alert™.

Why is it important to check in with Sara Alert™?

By checking in with Sara Alert™, you can let the health department know how you’re feeling and help to slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community.

What to Expect

Checking in with Sara Alert™ is easy — all you’ll need to do is answer a few questions about how you’re feeling each day. Here’s how it works:

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How to Check In

You’ll get a message from Sara Alert™ each day and answer a few questions about how you’re feeling. If you’re having COVID-19 symptoms, the health department will follow up with you.

If you need help right away, don’t wait on the health department to call you. Call 911 if you’re having trouble breathing, chest pain, or feeling dizzy or disoriented.

The health department may ask you to check in for other people in your household as well. Sara Alert™ will ask you a few extra questions to clarify who’s having symptoms.

How will Sara Alert™ contact me?

When the health department asks you to check in with Sara Alert™, they will give you the option to receive a text message, email, or automated phone call each day.

How long do I need to keep checking in with Sara Alert™?

The health department will decide how long you need to check in with Sara Alert™ based on your health and your personal situation.

Protecting your Information

Sara Alert™ keeps your information confidential (private). You can review Sara Alert™’s privacy policy when you check in.
Sara Alert™ will only contact you from (844) 957-2721 or notifications@saraalert.org. Always check the phone number or email address to make sure that the message is really from Sara Alert™.

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Tips to Protect Yourself from Scams

We want to make sure that your personal information is safe while you are enrolled in Sara Alert™.

Download Tips to Protect Yourself Fact Sheet

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Consejos para Protejerse de Estafadores

Queremos asegurarnos que su información personal está segura mientras esta registrado en Alerta Sara™.

Descarga la hoja informative Consejos Para Protegerse

Questions

If you have questions about Sara Alert™ or need help checking in, please contact your local health department. If you don’t know their contact information, you can check this directory.

If you have questions about your symptoms, please reach out to your primary care doctor.

If you have COVID-19 or you’ve spent time around someone who has it, it’s important to stay home to prevent others from getting sick. Learn more about what to do if you have COVID-19 or you’ve spent time around someone who has it.

Learn more about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

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CDC's COVID-19 Webpage

It’s critical to keep taking precautions to prevent COVID-19. Protect yourself and others.

Visit the CDC COVID-19 webpage.

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