New Guide On Accommodations For Long COVID

Volume: 21 | Issue: 33
August 3, 2022

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) have developed a new resource to help employers learn more about long COVID and accommodations for common symptoms. The term “long COVID” generally refers to those who are experiencing long-term effects from a COVID-19 infection. Long COVID can qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if the condition or any of its symptoms is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

The new resource, entitled Supporting Employees with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers, explains the basics about long COVID and outlines “temporary and long-term workplace supports that can help businesses of all sizes support and retain employees with long COVID.”

If you have employees struggling with the effects of their COVID-19 infections, we encourage you to review this resource. Additionally, KZA attorneys are available to assist you in navigating the reasonable accommodation process. 

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