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New Guide Issued on How Employers Can Support Employees with Long COVID

Since spring 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to impact people in countless ways, millions of Americans have experienced lingering, prolonged symptoms, according to U.S. government reports. A new resource from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) and Job Accommodation Network (JAN) addresses issues related to these symptoms, known as Long COVID, including the connection with mental health. This manual, entitled “Supporting Employees with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers,” details supports at the workplace that can help businesses help and retain employees who are experiencing symptoms. It covers potential legal obligations for employers to provide accommodations and answers questions related to remote work and leave. EARN and JAN are funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Click here to read the full document on Supporting Employers with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers. To review the announcement from ODEP, read the ODEP News Brief from July 29, 2022 and scroll  down to the fourth item.