Colorado governor, spouse test positive for COVID-19

Colorado governor, spouse test positive for COVID-19
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Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Biden sales pitch heads to Virginia and Louisiana Colorado extends mask mandate, loosens restrictions for vaccinated Colorado state reps unanimously advance bill to allow to-go cocktails MORE (D) and his spouse tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday.

"This evening, Governor Polis and First Gentleman (Marlon) Reis learned that they have tested positive for COVID-19," the governor's office said in a statement.  

Both Polis and Reis are reportedly asymptomatic and are feeling well, self-isolating at their home.


"Marlon and I are feeling well so far, and are in good spirits. No person or family is immune to this virus. 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," Polis said.

Polis will be monitored closely and will continue his gubernatorial duties and responsibilities remotely, the statement added.

The governor extended a statewide mask mandate earlier this month for an additional 30 days as COVID-19 cases rose throughout the state.

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment reported a seven-day moving average of 4,095 cases in the past week, down 205 from last week's average.

Polis is among a slew of leaders and lawmakers who have tested positive for coronavirus in recent months. Republican Sens. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyOn The Money: Biden says workers can't turn down job and get benefits | Treasury launches state and local aid | Businesses jump into vax push Grassley criticizes Biden's proposal to provide IRS with B The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Infrastructure, Cheney ouster on deck as Congress returns MORE (Iowa) and Rick Scott (Fla.) recently tested positive for COVID-19. Democratic Rep. Ed PerlmutterEdwin (Ed) George PerlmutterDemocrats urge Biden to take executive action on assault-style firearms Colorado governor, spouse test positive for COVID-19 Rep. Rick Allen tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (Colo.) also tested positive last Wednesday.