Long COVID (sometimes called Long Haul COVID) could become a disability under the Biden Administration, making the condition eligible for protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. These Acts prevent discrimination and provide resources to those affected by disabilities. Long Haul COVID symptoms can include fatigue, brain fog, headache, cough, dizziness and depression, as well as other conditions that adversely affect a person’s ability to function.
A doctor’s assessment would likely be necessary to document a person’s limitations due to the long-term effects of COVID in order to be deemed disabled according to the department of Health and Human Services. Eating, sleeping, speaking and working are examples of some of the major disruptions of life activities that would be looked at to determine disability status.