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NEW: Indiana Chief Justice Recovering From COVID-19

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush says she's still dealing with her COVID-19 illness as she joined the first state Supreme Court arguments held since she tested positive for the coronavirus infection 11 days ago. Rush and the four other justices all joined online as they heard arguments from attorneys in three cases Thursday morning. She said as the first hearing started that she's been working through challenging conditions from COVID-19. The court said Rush learned Sept. 13 that she had tested positive for the virus and has been working from home.   

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Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush has tested positive for COVID-19, her office announced Monday.

Rush is highest-ranking state official who’s publicly announced a positive COVID test.

Rush’s office said she took a test after a family member was positive and was already self-isolating before her own result came in. The Chief Justice was previously working remotely and hasn’t been to the Statehouse since September 1.

The court’s statement did not say whether Rush has been ill and a court spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking additional information. Rush has been Indiana’s chief justice since 2014.