Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Employees
This page provides information and resources to Maximus employees about COVID-19. We will continue to update you frequently as we monitor and evaluate the evolving situation. If you have any questions, please speak to your supervisor or local Human Resources representative.
Our next normal acknowledges COVID-19 as an ongoing health risk that individuals need to manage and learn to coexist with. Maximus encourages employees to decide on COVID-19 protections according to their personal risk tolerance.
How to protect yourself
The vaccine remains one of the most effective tools we have in protecting ourselves from severe illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. We also know the tools work best when we combine techniques, like:
- Finding a vaccine. Speak with your healthcare provider, text your ZIP code to “GetVax” (438829), visit vaccines.gov, or call 800.232.0233 to find a vaccine near you – it’s easy and it’s free!
- Using the most protective mask you can find. Make sure it fits well and you wear it consistently.
- Keeping your distance and avoiding crowds. Stay six feet away from others and avoid crowded or poorly ventilated spaces.
- Testing to prevent transmission. Self-tests allow you to test regularly and protect others before you gather. Visit COVIDtests.gov to order free tests through the government or purchase COVID-19 at-home tests and submit a claim to Anthem for reimbursement.
- Monitoring your health daily. Be aware of potential symptoms and take your temperature if you do not feel well.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
All employees and members of their household have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through LifeWorks by calling 855.522.1310 or by visiting login.lifeworks.com (username: maximuseap / password: maximus). LifeWorks is free and confidential and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support your mental, emotional, financial, and physical wellbeing.
Are you showing COVID-19 symptoms?
Do not come to work or enter the building if you have any of these symptoms:
- Fever of 100.4 degree or greater as measured with an oral, ear, or forehead thermometer
- Shortness of breath or persistent pain or pressure in chest
- Aches and pains
- Sore throat, congestion, or runny nose
- Severe fatigue
- Flu-like symptoms
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Decreased or lost sense of smell or taste
Contact your local HR immediately if any of the above apply to you. Please, if you are sick, do not come to work or enter the building.
Other helpful resources
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).