WASHINGTON – The nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, a court spokeswoman said Friday.
The effort took several weeks: The court said in January that the justices were “in the process” of receiving their vaccines and CNN had reported in January that Chief Justice John Roberts had received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
The news comes almost exactly a year after the court stopped holding in-person oral arguments because of the pandemic. Those arguments are now held over telephone.
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Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg confirmed Friday that the vaccinations are now complete for all nine justices.
The court is often tightlipped about the health of the justices and officials have long declined to discuss how often the nine were tested. Barrett tested positive for virus last year, before she was confirmed, The Washington Post reported at the time.