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

COVID-19 Vaccine

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack swears in electors in the Electoral College at the state Capitol, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, Pool)

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

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