“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,” Polis said.
The governor will continue to be closely monitored and “will continue to fulfill his duties and responsibilities and continue to work remotely,” according to the statement.
The governors of Nevada, Virginia and Missouri have all tested positive for the virus in recent months, underscoring the scale of the spread of the virus across the nation.
“Our state is large and some areas are safer than others. There’s different safety 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 surging coronavirus pandemic. Polis spoke to Post Live after the meeting and said that “a lot of common ground was shared about where we are as a nation,” but said, “We can’t afford to wait on a lot of these items.”
This story was updated with additional information Saturday.