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ACTEC Releases Video Focused on Chronic Illness and Long COVID in the Workplace


Contact: Rebecca Vandall

Washington, DC – June 7, 2022: The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) today released its video, Chronic Illness and Long COVID in the Workplace, to provide tools to help employers and employees navigate through managing Long COVID and other chronic illnesses in the workplace. The video is the College’s 19th in its monthly informational series Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future, which is a project of ACTEC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee, which is funded by The ACTEC Foundation.

The COVID pandemic has deeply affected the world and the workplace. Many people infected with the virus are experiencing long-term effects from their infection, known as Long COVID or Post COVID conditions (PCC). ACTEC Fellow Karen M. Stockmal interviews Erica Taylor, a staff attorney with the Atlanta Volunteers Lawyers Foundation, who is afflicted with Long COVID, to learn about her ongoing experience with this disease, talk about her strategies to combat the cognitive impacts, and offer recommendations to other Long COVID sufferers. Amy McAndrew, a labor and employment attorney with the MidAtlantic Employers’ Association, joins Karen and Erica to discuss the rights of employees and employers as they navigate Long COVID and other chronic illnesses.

For further information about the Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity series, please visit

About The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC): Established in 1949, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a national, nonprofit association of approximately 2,400 lawyers and law professors from throughout the United States and abroad. ACTEC members (Fellows) are peer-elected on the basis of professional reputation and expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration, and related practice areas. The College’s mission includes the improvement and reform of probate, trust and tax laws and procedures, and professional practice standards. ACTEC frequently offers technical comments with regard to legislation and regulations but does not take positions on matters of policy or political objectives.

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