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COVID-19 and Long COVID

The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring equitable access to the health and safety of America's workers and providing resources to respond to and recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.

What is Long COVID?

Long COVID is a range of symptoms that can last weeks or months after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more information and a list of symptoms associated with the condition.

Find resources below for Workers, Employers, Youth, Policymakers.

Are you experiencing long-term symptoms of COVID-19? Contact the Job Accommodation Network to learn about workplace flexibilities, tools and accommodations that can help you keep working during your recovery.

The front side of the Long COVID Factsheet, which has a group of employees working at a table.Supporting Workers with Long COVID Factsheet — Some people who had COVID-19 experience a range of new or ongoing symptoms—known as post-COVID conditions or Long COVID—that can last weeks, months or years and worsen with physical or mental activity. This factsheet shares strategies for supporting workers with Long COVID, including accommodations for common symptoms and where to access more guidance and assistance with specific situations. – Long COVID

Access information on services and supports for people experiencing Long COVID and the Federal Government’s research strategy to inform a comprehensive and equitable response to help affected individuals and families.

Cover page for the Services and Supports for Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19. Dated August 2022. With the Department of Health and Human Services Logo on the cover.Services and Supports for Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19 — This comprehensive report outlines the federally funded supports and services currently available to individuals experiencing the longer-term effects of COVID-19. Individuals and families can search for services and supports by topic.

Long COVID: A Guide for Health Professionals on Providing Medical Evidence for Social Security Disability Claims — This guide for health professionals describes the kinds of medical evidence the Social Security Administration needs to evaluate disability claims filed by individuals with long-term health effects of COVID-19, known as Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions.

Health+ Long COVID Human-Centered Design Report — This resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services outlines the personal experience of individuals with Long COVID and associated conditions as they work to find treatment, receive services and maintain employment.

White House Long COVID Webinar

View this webinar, in which agency representatives provide information about resources and accommodations and clarify the rights for health and educational services and supports.

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Resources to Support Individuals with Long COVID

View the administration's fact sheet offering guidance for people with Long COVID on their rights and protections under federal disability laws and regulations.

Presidential Memorandum on Addressing the Long-Term Effects of COVID-⁠19

Read President Biden’s Memorandum committing to redoubling efforts to support the American people in addressing the long-term effects of COVID-19 on their lives and on society.