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COVID-19 Guidelines

The State of Indiana continues to create and update policies to help protect the health and safety of our employees as we respond to COVID-19. On this page you will find policy information, COVID-19 guidance, what to do if you are sick, vaccine information, and other resources. Information on this page combines resources from the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Employees who have symptoms that do not correspond to a known cause (asthma, chronic sinusitis, allergies, etc.), even if they are fully vaccinated, must leave the worksite, stay home, and contact their manager, HR, and health care provider. They should get a PCR or rapid antigen test from a COVID-19 testing site and stay home until their results are available. Please refer to the Quarantine and Isolation Guidance Center if you have questions about COVID Symptoms, what it means to isolate, where to get a COVID test, and where to get vaccinated.

Employee Resources and Vaccine Information

  • For the latest information on state guidance regarding COVID-19, please see the Employee COVID-19 Guidance. This document may be updated frequently as further guidance is available and conditions change.
  • Vaccine booster guidance: Vaccines are not required, but highly recommended.
  • Schedule an appointment to get a vaccine through, or by calling 2-1-1.
  • Access the Optum Employee Assistance Program (EAP) online at (access code: Indiana), or by phone, (800) 886-9747. The Optum EAP is a free service for all full-time state employees and those in their household.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

Childcare Resources

Employees who need resources to assist with childcare challenges related to COVID-19 should explore the childcare solutions available across Indiana.

Indiana families have two easy, free services to help them find care.

  1. The FSSA Child Care Finder can assist employees in finding childcare on the way to and from work.
  2. Families can also call the Brighter Futures Indiana staff at 1-800-299-1627 from Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. or Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Financial support for childcare is also available.

  1. In May 2021, Build Learn Grow launched a scholarship fund to help rebuild early care and education enrollment.
  2. For employees working in or near Indiana Government Center, Day Early Learning Government Center is located on the Indiana Government Center campus. The Center offers discounts to state employees. Learn more at their website: Day Early Learning.