“Tonight Governor Polis and First Gentleman (Marlon) Reis learned that they had tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement read.
The two are feeling good and will continue to isolate themselves at home, the statement said.
“Marlon and I have been feeling good so far and in a good mood. No person or family is immune to this virus. I urge every Coloradan to exercise caution, limit public interactions, wear a mask in public, stay six feet from others, and wash your hands regularly, ”Polis said.
The governor will continue to be closely watched and “will continue to fulfill his duties and responsibilities and will continue to work remotely,” the statement said.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month. In September Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, and his wife tested positive, as did Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, and his wife.
The death toll from coronavirus in the United States rose to more than 266,000 deaths on Saturday, as cases continue to rise across the country. A new wave of restrictions have been put in place in communities across the country in an attempt to slow the spread.
Earlier this month, Polis extended a statewide mask warrant in Colorado by 30 days, as cases increase in the state. When asked by the Washington Post Live last week if he was considering other terms, Polis said the state was “working county by county.”
“Our state is large and some areas are safer than others. There are different security protocols in different places, ”Polis told Post Live.
Polis recently spoke with President-elect Joe Biden and the National Governors Association executive committee about the growing coronavirus pandemic. Polis spoke to Post Live after the meeting and said “a lot of commonalities were shared about our situation as a nation” but said: “We cannot afford to expect a lot from these articles. “.
This story was updated with additional information on Saturday.