Amy Coney Barrett has also been meeting with senators ahead of her confirmation hearing, including Republican Sen. Mike Lee (right), who announced Friday that he had tested positive for the virus. (The Associated Press)
Washington – U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and her husband had COVID-19 this year and have recovered , according to two government officials.
The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Barrett was nominated by President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court last week following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump held a press conference on the White House lawn in which few people wore masks. Barrett and his family did not use them.
Trump announced Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus, after presidential aide Hope Hicks was also diagnosed.
Barrett has also been meeting with senators ahead of his confirmation hearing, including Republican Sen. Mike Lee, who announced Friday that he had tested positive for the virus.
Experts are not sure yet whether a person who had the virus can get it again.
More than 200,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.