Hello @seanc6437 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I can imagine you have a lot of questions and, likely, some frustration around this. Unfortunately, no one knows at this point if this a permanent effect or not. Here is an article that may be helpful.
– COVID’s toll on smell and taste: what scientists do and don’t know: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00055-6
Here is another resource that may be of interest.
– How 'smell training' is helping COVID-19 patients recover their olfactory sense:
Members like @chinnk13@kaswick2 and @user628267 have all shared that they, too, have experienced loss of taste and smell and may be able to share more with you.
Do you feel like one of the two senses are returning slightly more than the other?