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 PolisColorado governor says state, local officials key to federal COVID response The Hill's Morning Report - Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent action amid crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Focus on vaccine, virus, travel 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 GrassleySenate sworn in as jurors for Trump impeachment trial GOP digs in on preserving Trump tax cuts On The Money: Treasury announces efforts to help people get stimulus payments | Senate panel unanimously advances Yellen nomination for Treasury | Judge sets ground rules for release of Trump taxes MORE (Iowa) and Rick Scott (Fla.) recently tested positive for COVID-19. Democratic Rep. Ed PerlmutterEdwin (Ed) George PerlmutterColorado governor, spouse test positive for COVID-19 Rep. Rick Allen tests positive for COVID-19 Capitol's COVID-19 spike could be bad Thanksgiving preview MORE (Colo.) also tested positive last Wednesday.