Chief Justice John Roberts has received both doses of Covid vaccine
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts leaves after day five of the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol January 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump???s defense team started to present its arguments today in the Senate impeachment trial. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Chief Justice John Roberts has received his two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the Supreme Court said Monday.
(CNN)Chief Justice John Roberts has received his two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, the Supreme Court said Monday.
"The Chief Justice has taken steps to protect against infection, including minimizing contact with staff, regular testing, and receiving both doses of the Pfizer vaccine," public information officer Kathy Arberg wrote in an email, responding to questions from CNN about precautions to prevent exposure to the virus.
She declined to say when Roberts, who turns 66 on January 27, received the second dose.
The nine justices are hearing oral arguments via teleconference and most are working from home.
Other justices occasionally work at the court.
About 100 of the 350 non-security court staffers have been working in the building.
Members of Congress, along with the justices, began getting their first doses of the vaccine in mid-December through the Capitol physician's office.
Court officials have generally declined to reveal the status of the justices' vaccinations or other Covid precautions for staff.
Court officials acknowledged last July, after The Washington Post received a tip, that Roberts had fallen a few weeks earlier at a Maryland country club.