Long COVID under Section 504 and the IDEA: A Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families

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This resource is issued jointly by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) to provide information about long COVID
as a disability and about schools’ and public agencies’ responsibilities for the provision of services and
reasonable modifications to children and students for whom long COVID is a disability. The discussion
here focuses on two Federal laws: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Parts
B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).