Long-term COVID (sometimes called long-term COVID) can become a disability under the Biden administration, making the condition eligible for protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. These laws prevent discrimination and provide resources for people affected by a disability. Long-term symptoms of COVID can include fatigue, brain fog, headache, cough, dizziness, and depression, as well as other conditions that negatively affect a person’s ability to function.
A physician’s evaluation will likely be necessary to document a person’s limitations due to the long-term effects of COVID in order for them to be considered disabled according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Eating, sleeping, talking and working are examples of some of the major disruptions in life activities that may be considered to determine a disability status.