Michigan chief justice tests positive for COVID-19

The Michigan Supreme Court in Lansing

The leader of the Michigan Supreme Court announced Sunday she had tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing cold-like symptoms.

Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack said in a statement that she was tested Saturday and had notified the court’s other justices and other close contacts.

McCormack said she had a negative result on a COVID-19 test on Tuesday ahead the court hearing oral arguments Wednesday.

"As previously noted, I am fully vaccinated, and have had two boosters," McCormack said.

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Court spokesman John Nevin said he knew of no current illnesses among the six other justices and that McCormack planned to follow COVID-19 quarantine guidelines.

McCormack has been a justice on Michigan’s highest court since 2013 and became the chief justice in 2019. She previously was a professor and dean at the University of Michigan Law School.