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LONG COVID

Recovery from infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can vary from person to person. Most individuals seem to recover quickly and completely. However, some report symptoms that persist or emerge weeks or even months later. These sets of conditions are referred to as “Long COVID.” Learn More about Long COVID terms and definitions.

Read the Memorandum on Addressing the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19.

Read the White House Fact Sheet on the Biden Administration efforts on Long COVID.

Find Resources & Toolkits on Long COVID from the HHS COVID-19 Public Education Campaign.

SERVICES AND SUPPORTS FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING LONG COVID

Services and Supports for Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19 This comprehensive report outlines the federally funded supports and services currently available to individuals experiencing the longer-term effects of COVID-19. COVID-19 has affected all aspects of life. It created additional obstacles for those experiencing mental health and substance use challenges. Many are grieving the death of loved ones, especially children. And millions of Americans are navigating Long COVID. This report outlines services and supports that individuals and families can access.

Not sure where to start? Please use this Quick Start Guide to the Long COVID services and supports.

Search for services and supports by topic.

Long COVID
For more information on Long COVID symptoms or living with Long COVID.

Long COVID as a Disability
Long COVID can be a disability if it substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Resources for People with Long COVID
Learn more about community-based resources that can help people if they now need assistance to live in their own home, go to work or school, or participate in the community.

LONG COVID RESEARCH

National Research Action Plan on Long COVID. This plan introduces the first U.S. government–wide national research agenda focused on advancing prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and provision of services and supports for individuals and families experiencing Long COVID. It proposes an effective, comprehensive, and equitable research strategy to inform our national response to Long COVID.

Find publications on Long COVID research funded or supported by the federal government.

Help the National Institutes of Health learn more about long term COVID-19 symptoms and how to treat them.

Help the CDC understand the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection.

HHS is listening to and learning from those most affected by Long COVID using the Health+™ model.