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Managing Long COVID in the Workplace

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team

Long COVID, or ongoing health issues that follow an initial COVID-19 infection, may impact up to 23 million Americans. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now estimates that approximately one in five adults have a health condition that might be related to their previous COVID-19 illness.

The potential impacts on the workplace remain largely unknown. Continued labor shortages, increased absenteeism, lost productivity and increased disability insurance claims are all possibilities.

How can employers effectively manage long COVID in the workplace? No one has all the answers yet, but the below FAQs provide some basic answers that will help employers prepare for and manage long COVID in the workplace now.