Colorado Reps. Perlmutter, Lamborn test positive for COVID-19

By: - November 18, 2020 3:03 pm

A view of the U.S. Capitol in June 2012. (Architect of the Capitol)

Rep. Doug Lamborn represents Colorado’s 5th District in the U.S. House. (

Two members of Colorado’s congressional delegation in two days announced they had tested positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat from Arvada who represents the 7th District, announced the news in a press release Tuesday.

“As of now, I am asymptomatic and I’m feeling good,” Perlmutter said. “I am currently in Washington D.C. and plan to isolate in my apartment while continuing to work and voting remotely.”

The office of Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado Springs who represents the 5th District, issued a press release Wednesday about his positive test. The release said Lamborn is “experiencing mild symptoms.” “He has been in contact with the U.S. House Attending Physician and is following all CDC guidelines and isolating at his home in Colorado Springs,” the release says.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter represents Colorado’s 7th District in the U.S. House. (

Members of Lamborn’s staff in October tested positive for COVID-19, according to The Denver Post

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