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What You Should Know About the Impact of Long COVID in the Workplace

Date: Thursday March 9, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

Training Type: Remote Monthly Series Training

Description:
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in millions of people now experiencing chronic health conditions related to their initial COVID infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, post-COVID conditions, known as Long COVID, include a wide range of ongoing health issues that last for months or longer. Symptoms affect people in various ways, including the ability to work. Long COVID may be a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so employers need to ensure accommodation processes and practices are effective in retaining much-needed workers. Learn about the impact of Long COVID in the workplace, including recent findings from the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC), and receive tips for navigating the accommodation process, accommodation solutions, and practical resources from JAN and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN).

Presenters:

  • Tracie DeFreitas , Program Leader, Director of Training, Services, and Outreach
  • Terri Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer, Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)
  • Bryon Bass, Senior Vice President Workforce Absence and Disability Practice Leader, Sedgwick
  • Ashley Bryant, Workplace Disability Inclusion Associate, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)

Web Site: http://dmec.org/wp-content/uploads/Long-COVID_Assessing-and-Managing-Workforce-Impact.pdf

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