COVID, Long-Term Challenges & the Workplace


The federal Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Office of WorkersCompensation Programs and other departments under the U.S. Department of Labor are launching a study to see how COVID has impacted workplaces long term and how it has impacted workers who’ve experienced COVID symptoms long term.

Other than not knowing there was an Office of Disability Employment Policy or an Office of WorkersCompensation Programs within the Department of Labor, a lot of people don’t understand the need for such a study.

These departments — urged on by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Surgeon General — think there is a need for a national dialogue. And they want you — the public — to provide ideas on how we all should cope with someone with long term complications and how those complications impact coworkers and employers.

The study may be more important than it appears on the surface.

Estimates say 20% of people who’ve been infected with COVID may experience serious symptoms three months or more. They include shortness of breath, fatigue, a foggy brain, palpitations in the heart, headaches, anxiety and depression.

The Department of Labor wants your input on those challenges and how they challenge you.

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