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December 3, 2021

Colorado governor and spouse test positive for Covid-19

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks during a news conference about the state's response to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases, on Tuesday, November 24, in Denver.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks during a news conference about the state’s response to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases, on Tuesday, November 24, in Denver. David Zalubowski/AP

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his spouse have tested positive for Covid-19 and are both asymptomatic, according to a statement from the governor’s office. 

“This evening, Governor Polis and First Gentleman (Marlon) Reis learned that they have tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement reads. 

Both are feeling well and will continue to isolate in their home, according to the statement.

“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,” said Polis, a Democrat.

The governor “will continue to fulfill his duties and responsibilities and continue to work remotely,” according to the statement.