Six days of public arguments were on the schedule from March 23 to April 1.
Included in that batch of cases were a major legal challenge involving President Donald Trump, and his effort to keep Congressional investigators and prosecutors in New York from using subpoenas to his accounting firms, in order to get access to his family business records.
In a statement, the Supreme Court noted this is not the first time that general health issues have forced the Justices to delay their work.
At the height of the Spanish flu pandemic in the fall of 1918, the Court postponed action on cases as well.
The Supreme Court statement also noted that court action was delayed twice in the late 1700's because of yellow fever outbreaks.