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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tests positive for COVID

By: - November 17, 2022 12:37 pm

Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is running for reelection. (Mike Sweeney for Colorado Newsline)

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday morning, according to a news release from his office.

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Polis is asymptomatic and will continue his work as governor remotely from home until he is no longer contagious after five days if he continues to see no symptoms.

The news release said the governor, who is fully vaccinated, had been testing regularly after a known exposure.

This is Polis’ second COVID infection. He and First Gentleman Marlon Reis tested positive in November 2020. He was reportedly asymptomatic during that episode as well.

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Lindsey Toomer
Lindsey Toomer

Lindsey Toomer covers politics, social justice and other stories for Newsline. She formerly reported on city government at the Denver Gazette and on Colorado mountain town government, education and environment at the Summit Daily News. Toomer graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, where she also served as managing editor of The Daily Collegian, with degrees in journalism and global studies.

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