With more than 600,000 lives lost across America (including over 8,000 here in Connecticut) since the start of the pandemic, we've known for some time how terrible a disease COVID-19 has become. Even for the people who have contracted the disease and survived, a significant number of those are still struggling with long-term effects (including excessive fatigue, shortness of breath, and "brain fog") months after testing positive.
For the many thousands across our state and country who are now dealing with what is known as "Long COVID", help is on the horizon.
|On Monday, the Biden Administration, in commemorating the 31st anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), announced that some individuals who are suffering from the effects of "Long COVID" may be able to claim a disability under the ADA and other federal civil rights laws. The changes announced Monday could potentially help certain workers with "Long COVID" secure job accommodations under the ADA, allow students to take advantage of reasonable services and accommodations in schools, and make it easier for people to access transportation and personal care resources to get around their communities.
Included among the resources in the administration's announcement are:
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