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President Joe Biden marked the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Monday, July 26, 2021. (Samuel Corum / Getty Images)

On the 31st anniversary of the ADA, the Biden administration released guidance and resources to support people experiencing long-term effects of COVID-19, known as “long COVID,” as the condition shapes up to be a major, long-term public health issue.

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The statistics are sobering. Data shows that nearly a quarter of all COVID-19 deaths in Illinois are tied to nursing homes and long-term care facilities.