Chief justice: Vaccinate judges, court staff in 2nd wave

Posted at 8:34 AM, Dec 28, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s chief justice wants judges and other court staff across the state to be among the second wave of people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, saying that doing so “will keep our court system running, safeguard rights, and slow the spread of the virus.”

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack made the request in a letter to Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive.

The Detroit News reports that McCormack asked judges and court workers still performing work in-person at Michigan’s courthouses be among the “essential workers” to get the COVID-19 vaccine.