Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19, the Supreme Court said Friday.

The 56-year-old, who has been fully vaccinated since January, was showing no symptoms when his positive test came back Thursday night, the court said in a statement.

Kavanaugh had the routine test ahead of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s investiture ceremony Friday morning where she’ll take her oath of office as the court’s newest member.

“Per current court testing protocols, all of the Justices were tested Monday morning prior to conference, and all tested negative, including Justice Kavanaugh,” the court said.

“Justice Kavanaugh’s wife and daughters are also fully vaccinated, and they tested negative on Thursday.”

Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley are not attending Barrett’s investiture as “a precaution”, the court said.

Brett Kavanaugh was spotted participating in a three mile charity run with lawmakers in Washington on Wednesday.Getty Images

Kavanaugh was spotted participating in a three mile charity run with lawmakers in Washington on Wednesday.

Brett Kavanaugh’s positive test comes just three days before the Supreme Court’s next term is due to begin.Getty Images

His positive test comes just three days before the Supreme Court’s next term is due to begin.