Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his accomplice, Marlon Reis, have examined constructive for COVID-19.
The pair introduced their analysis on Saturday evening. The governor’s workplace says each are asymptomatic and isolating of their house.
“Marlon and I are feeling well so far, and are in good spirits,” the governor stated in a written assertion. “No person or family is immune to this virus.”
Polis, 45, on Wednesday evening introduced that he was coming into quarantine after being uncovered to somebody who has examined constructive for coronavirus. He initially examined unfavorable for the illness.
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Conor Cahill, a spokesman for the governor, declined to reply questions on whether or not Polis was uncovered to the contaminated particular person in his official capability or exterior of his work as governor.
“He is following CDC and (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) guidelines,” Cahill stated on Friday.
The governor’s workplace additionally declined to say what day Polis, who has spearheaded Colorado’s response to the pandemic, was uncovered to the particular person.
Polis, a Democrat who entered workplace in January 2019, final held a briefing with reporters on the coronavirus disaster on Tuesday. He held a video briefing with the media on Wednesday.
The governor’s workplace says Polis will likely be intently monitored and proceed to meet his duties and duties by distant work.
Polis has believed for months that he would possible contract COVID-19.
“I think it’s certainly possible that I will (catch coronavirus) and likely that I will,” he stated in an April 1 interview with CBS4 and The Colorado Solar. “Many Coloradans will.”
Polis and Reis stay in Boulder with their two younger youngsters. On Thanksgiving Day, the governor was tweeting about his cooking plans.
“Since we are having Thanksgiving with just the four of us, we are making it fun,” Polis tweeted. “Our daughter made us full menus and soon we begin the day-long cooking experience! No doubt we will have leftovers for days and days.”
Polis used his constructive take a look at consequence to induce Coloradans to be vigilant.
“I urge every Coloradan to practice caution, limit public interactions, wear a mask in public, stay six feet from others and wash your hands regularly,” he stated in his written assertion.
Polis joins a handful of different U.S. governors who’ve examined constructive for COVID-19, together with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt.
Quite a few different Colorado politicians have examined constructive for COVID-19, together with U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter, D-Arvada, and Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, in addition to Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman.
Colorado is in the midst of a surge in coronavirus instances and hospitalizations. COVID-19 has killed greater than 2,500 individuals within the state. As of Friday, 1,725 individuals have been hospitalized due to the illness.
Up to date at 8:22 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2020: This story has been up to date to make clear that Marlon Reis is Gov. Jared Polis’ accomplice.
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