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Post-COVID Conditions (or Long COVID)

Some people have new, returning, or lingering symptoms weeks to months after having COVID-19. This condition can be called many names including post-COVID conditions, long COVID, long haul COVID, and Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC). People with these conditions are sometimes called “long-haulers.” Since July 2021, post-COVID conditions have been considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Anyone who had COVID-19 can develop a post-COVID condition, including people who had COVID-19 with no symptoms or very mild symptoms. People in any age group can develop post-COVID conditions. There is still a lot we do not know about post-COVID conditions, and this is an area of active research.

The best way to prevent post-COVID conditions is by taking precautions to prevent COVID-19. This includes getting the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, and wearing a face mask that has both good fit and good filtration, like an N95, KF94, or KN95. 

Learn more by visiting our Post-COVID Conditions (Long COVID) page.

What is Long COVID?

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What is Long COVID Fact sheet
English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
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Learn about Long COVID Flyer
English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
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Learn about Long COVID Flyer
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Resources for Long COVID

Resources for People with Post-COVID Conditions
Resources for People with
Post-COVID Conditions

English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
Post-COVID Symptoms Log
Post-COVID Symptoms Log
English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)


Voices of Long COVID Video Assets – English

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Voices of Long COVID Video Assets – Spanish

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Social Media Messaging

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Still feeling unwell after COVID-19? You may be experiencing Long COVID

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Some people have new, returning, or lingering symptoms weeks to months after having COVID-19, which is a condition known as "long COVID." 

Research is ongoing to understand how many people are affected by post-COVID conditions. Some estimates suggest that 10–25% of people who had COVID may develop a post-COVID condition.  

Learn more about resources to assist you in getting care for long COVID: cdph.ca.gov/longCOVID  

Still feeling unwell after COVID-19? You may be experiencing Long COVID

Suggested Messaging:

Anyone who had COVID-19 can develop long COVID, including people who had COVID-19 with no symptoms or mild symptoms. People in any age group can develop long COVID.

Learn more about long COVID and resources to assist you in getting care for long COVID: cdph.ca.gov/longCOVID  


Instagram & Facebook

I'm telling my long COVID story because I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
I'm telling my long COVID story because I don't want it to ruin other people's lives like it did mine.
I'm telling my long COVID story so that you won't have one to tell.
Share your long COVID story

Suggested message: Long COVID survivors are sharing their stories so that others won’t have one to share. Many people, including young adults, have been infected with COVID-19 and continue to suffer from persistent health problems months later. Anyone can get long COVID but the best way to prevent it is by getting the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, and wearing a mask that has both good fit and good filtration, like an N95, KF94, or KN95. https://myturn.ca.gov/ #VoicesofLongCovid

Twitter

I'm telling my long COVID story because I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
I'm telling my long COVID story because I don't want it to ruin other people's lives like it did mine.
I'm telling my long COVID story so that you won't have one to tell.
Share your long COVID story. Post a video using the hashtag #VoicesofLongCovid
Voices of long COVID

Suggested message: Many people, including young adults, are suffering from long-term health problems months after they got COVID-19. Getting vaccinated and wearing a mask that has both good fit and good filtration, is the best way to prevent long COVID. https://myturn.ca.gov/ #VoicesofLongCovid


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