Long COVID and Occupational Medicine Practice

  Some individuals with COVID-19 do not recover to their usual state of health, experiencing a broad array of new or continuing debilitating symptoms collectively referred to as “long COVID.”  Long COVID can have a significant impact on a worker’s return to work. In June 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted the webinar Evaluating and Supporting Patients with Long COVID in Returning to Work.  As an extension of the webinar, we recently published an article in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine discussing best practices for occupational medicine (OM) physicians to handle the return to work