Disability Nondiscrimination Laws Now Support People with Long COVID

​This week on the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Justice jointly published guidance​ on how disability nondiscrimination laws apply to people with "long COVID." This applies to those who may be newly covered because of the impact of the COVID-19 infection.  
The guidance discusses when long COVID may be considered a disability under the ADA and other federal civil rights laws. The guidance, along with a directory of resources, is available through programs funded by the Administration for Community Living. It was shared by the White House as part of a comprehensive package of resources for people with disabilities, including those with long COVID and other post-COVID conditions.   
You can also read ​HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra’s full statement on this and other topics. ​