COVID-19 Response

Making a difference when it matters most

Almost from day one, we’ve been helping government respond swiftly and effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic — keeping essential services open and accessible to the public while prioritizing employee safety and wellbeing.

Closing program gaps during COVID-19

COVID-19 is unlike anything governments have addressed in our lifetime — a pandemic that affects everyone, everywhere. As you address the ongoing social and economic impact, we’re here to help you close gaps in program resources, capacity, technology, and budgets. From tackling current surges in demand to anticipating future needs, you can count on us as your trusted partner.

At the forefront of the pandemic response

Most of the government programs we administer provide a vital lifeline to people. This puts Maximus employees on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. Here are a few of the ways we’ve been helping individuals and families access health, economic, and social services during the crisis.

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CDC-INFO line turns to Maximus for sudden surge

At the onset of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requested additional agents to expand operations to 24/7 coverage. When call volumes peaked in April, 500 agents were responding to more than 16,000 calls and 2,000 emails per day from healthcare providers and the public.

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Contact tracing makes an impact in multiple states

Contact tracing has never been attempted at the scale required for COVID-19. As the emerging leader in these services, Maximus is helping Indiana, Florida, and others augment their public health resources with home-based contact tracers and disease investigators. Since early May, we've hired, trained, and deployed more than 1,100 agents.

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Outbound test result call center coordinates response

In just four days, Maximus launched an outbound call center for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH). At its peak, it received test results from 47 federally facilitated COVID-19 testing sites across 12 states. More than 260 onsite and home-based agents notify individuals of their test results, and we provide HHS staff with real-time reports of results by area and age.

Essential services to accelerate your recovery

As time-tested plans are rewritten in real-time to catch up with the COVID-19 crisis, governments are relying on Maximus’ speed and agility to deliver essential services — including some that were newly created to respond to COVID-19.

Our employees are our most important resource

Our job is to help you best serve the public. It’s an important mission — one we can only do if our workers are healthy — so we make safety our top priority. With Maximus employees on your front-line team, you can be sure you’re responding to the pandemic responsibly — with highly protected resources ready and available when you need them.

CEO Message: COVID-19 Pandemic

“I could not be more proud of our employees’ efforts during these unprecedented times. We are working around the clock to ensure we protect our employees while still serving government and the vulnerable populations who rely on [us]." — Bruce Caswell, CEO, Maximus