By Fiona W. Ong
Posted May 28, 2021Among the new resources that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Accommodations Network (JAN) recently added to its COVID-19 webpage is included frequently asked questions on COVID-19 Long Haulers and the ADA.
Many individuals are “long haulers,” meaning that they are experiencing lingering symptoms of COVID-19 – a condition known as Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome or Long COVID. Such people may meet the ADA definition of having a “disability”: a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. And if so, they would be entitled to reasonable accommodations to enable them to perform the essential functions of their jobs. On this issue, JAN offers the following guidance from the perspective of long haulers:
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