US Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Tests Positive for COVID-19
13:06 GMT 01.10.2021 (Updated: 13:36 GMT 01.10.2021)
© AP Photo / Alex BrandonPresident Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy
© AP Photo / Alex Brandon
According to an official statement, the justice is vaccinated and showing no symptoms.
Brett Kavanaugh has been diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, the US Supreme Court announced on Friday. A tweet, issued by the SCOTUS, stated that he was informed about the test results the day before.
The justice contracted COVID-19 right before the beginning of the court's new term. On Monday, SCOTUS is scheduled to resume its work after an 18-month break, which was caused by the pandemic.
Over the past week, Kavanaugh reportedly met with other members of the court two times - during a private conference on Monday, and at a three-mile run for charity in Washington, DC, which was also attended by other judges, officials, and the press.