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Covid Long-Haulers May Qualify as Disabled at Work, EEOC Says

Sept. 10, 2021, 12:26 AM

Workers suffering from “long-haul” Covid-19 may qualify as having a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act “in certain circumstances,” according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • The Thursday announcement follows similar guidance issued July 26 by the Justice and Health and Human Services departments. The EEOC has provided technical guidance for workers and employers throughout the global pandemic.
  • Additional guidance on Covid-19 and the ADA “will be released in the coming weeks,” the agency said in a notice on its website.
  • More than 40.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. Some studies estimate that about 10% ...

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