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COVID In Colorado: Governor Polis and First Gentleman Check Optimistic – CBS Denver


DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced Saturday night that he and first gentleman Marlon Reis had tested positive for coronavirus. Earlier this week, Polis announced that he was quarantining himself after coming into contact with someone who also tested positive.

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 8: Governor Jared Polis and partner Marlon Reis (right) view the Student Art on display following its inauguration at the Colorado State Capitol on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz / The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The governor took a COVID-19 test Wednesday night and tested negative.

“Marlon and I are feeling good so far and are in a good mood. No person or family is immune to this virus. I urge every Coloradan to exercise caution, limit public interactions, wear a mask in public, stay three feet away from others and wash their hands regularly, ”said Polis.

He adds that he and his husband are both asymptomatic and feeling fine.

Tonight I learned that First Gentleman Marlon Reis and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We're both asymptomatic, feeling fine, and will continue to isolate ourselves at home.

– Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) November 29, 2020

The governor will work remotely while continuing to perform his duties and responsibilities.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, people who have been exposed to COVID-19 must be quarantined for 14 days regardless of test results. Individuals who test positive for the virus must be isolated for at least 10 days.

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