Indiana Chief Justice Rush tests positive for COVID-19

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Monday.

Rush, 62, tested positive test on Sunday, the Office of Judicial Administration said. She is continuing to work remotely.

The chief justice has been self-isolating since a family member was diagnosed for the novel coronavirus and she was tested after learning of that diagnosis, the court said. She has not been to her Indiana Statehouse office in downtown Indianapolis since Sept. 1.

“Chief Justice Rush immediately notified her colleagues, staff, and other government officials. Her public schedule will be adjusted as needed,” according to the OJA. “The Indiana Supreme Court and Clerk’s Office remain open, with continued adjustments in place to protect the health and well-being of employees and the community.”

Rush is under a doctor’s care but has not gone to a hospital for treatment, court spokeswoman Kathryn Dolan said.

“The chief justice does not have severe symptoms at this point,” Dolan said. “She just received the confirmation of a positive test and is in the early stages of the virus.”

The 62-year-old Rush has been Indiana’s chief justice since 2014. She was a Tippecanoe County judge before being picked for the state Supreme Court in 2012.

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7 thoughts on “Indiana Chief Justice Rush tests positive for COVID-19

  1. Just a numbers man, Danny.
    The tests were never meant to drive public policy. How about we look at hospitalization and death numbers thru the CDC prism knowing that 94% of them have an average of 2.6 additional comorbidity factors.
    Makes me wonder why healthy people are still wearing masks and social distancing.
    But then again, Danny, I’m just interested in facts.

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