In the United States, over 5.7 million children have tested positive for Covid-19. The number of children who continue to have symptoms after infection, also known as long-haul covid, is unknown. These symptoms include fatigue, headaches, and muscle pain. As schools return to person, some have made accomodations for long-haulers such as longer test-taking time. Many schools, however, are focusing on other issues such as day-to-day transmission prevention, mask policies, and contact tracing, as the current delta variant persists. Long-haul covid is a new, little known illness, so instead of widespread policymaking, many schools are focusing on creating case-by-case accommodations for students.
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