Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19
The Supreme Court said Friday that Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19.
Driving the news: Kavanaugh, who has been fully vaccinated since January, has no symptoms, per the Court.
- Kavanaugh learned of his positive case on Thursday evening after being tested as part of the Court's "regular testing protocols."
- Kavanaugh and his wife will not attend Justice Amy Coney Barrett's investiture ceremony that is scheduled for Friday morning "as a precaution."
The big picture: Kavanaugh's positive test comes just days ahead of the start of a new term, which is expected to be the first in-person session with all nine justices since the pandemic forced proceedings to be held virtually.
- Kavanaugh, along with all of the other justices, tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details throughout.