Colo. Gov., Partner Test Positive

Jared Polis, partner have COVID, but are asymptomatic
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2020 7:00 AM CST
Colo. Gov., Partner Test Positive
In this Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, joins his partner, Marlon Reis, in acknowledging the crowd after Polis took the oath of office during the inauguration ceremony in Denver.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)

Add Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his partner to the relatively short list of governors who have so far contracted the coronavirus. The 45-year-old Democrat's office said in a statement Saturday night that he had tested positive and was asymptomatic, reports 9News. "Marlon (Reis) 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' office had announced Wednesday that he was quarantining after being exposed to someone who had tested positive for COVID. Other governors who have tested positive include Democrats Ralph Northam of Virginia and Steve Sisolak of Nevada and Republican Mike Parson of Missouri. (More coronavirus stories.)

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