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.”

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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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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.

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Sara Alert™ Academic available for universities to use to help monitor COVID-19 cases

Oak Ridge Today

Sara Alert Academic provides secure infectious disease monitoring and reporting tailored specifically for universities,” said ORAU Vice President of Research and University Partnerships Ken Tobin. “It can help keep campuses operating safely through increased efficiency in tracking potential exposures and monitoring confirmed cases, leading to earlier containment and isolation, and reduction of burden on limited resources.”

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