Post-COVID Conditions (PCC) is an umbrella term for the wide range of physical and mental symptoms 4+ weeks after initial infection, including those who had a mild or asymptomatic infection.
Post-COVID Conditions can be developed by anyone with evidence of a past COVID-19 infection including those with:
This condition is more likely in:
While symptoms vary greatly, some of the most common symptoms include chronic fatigue or post-exertional malaise, difficulty breathing, headaches, persistent loss of or change in taste or smell, difficulty sleeping, and mood changes.
As a school nurse, I can play an important role educating students and their families about Post-COVID Conditions and helping students manage the symptoms of Post-COVID Conditions and remain in school.
If you would like to know more about Post-COVID Conditions , here is the link to the CDC webinar on Evaluating and Supporting Children and Adolescents Presenting with Post-COVID Conditions: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2023/callinfo_022323.asp