Nearly 1 in 5 adults who have had COVID-19 experience an ongoing condition referred to as “Long COVID.” Long COVID is defined by symptoms—like fatigue, difficulty breathing, brain fog, and joint or muscle pain—that continue after a person recovers from the initial infection and can last for weeks, months, or even longer.
For many people, Long COVID symptoms can be disabling and prevent them from returning to work. As of July 2021, Long COVID can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To learn more, visit Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability Under the ADA.
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Symptoms of Long COVID vary from person to person and can affect almost any part of the body. To learn more about the areas impacted by Long COVID, view an interactive map of the human body.VIEW MAP