Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for Covid-19

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 5: Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh attend the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump's second State of the Union address was postponed one week due to the partial government shutdown. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images via CNN)

(CNN) — Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for Covid-19, the Supreme Court said Friday.

Kavanaugh, who is fully vaccinated, tested positive on Thursday night, the court said in a statement. The justice’s immediate family tested negative and he has no symptoms.

Kavanaugh underwent a routine Covid test Thursday ahead of fellow Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s investiture ceremony Friday, which he will no longer be attending out of precaution, the court said.

His positive diagnosis for coronavirus may mean he won’t be on the bench Monday, the start of the new term and what would be the first in-person session with all nine justices.

Kavanaugh had recently tested negative for Covid-19 on Monday, along with the other justices.

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