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Colorado governor to quarantine after Aurora mayor's positive coronavirus test

Added 10-25-20 08:57:02pm EST - “Colorado? Gov.? Jared Polis (D) says he will self-quarantine after appearing more than a week ago at a press conference with Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman (R), who announced Sunday that he had contracted coronavirus.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Colorado governor to quarantine after Aurora mayor's positive coronavirus test”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisNursing home residents stage protest of coronavirus restrictions Newsom's EV executive order will help make California breathable again Colorado governor signs pardons for people convicted of minor marijuana possession MORE (D) says he will self-quarantine after appearing more than a week ago at a press conference with Aurora Mayor Mike CoffmanMichael (Mike) Howard CoffmanColorado mayor says he called protesters 'domestic terrorists' out of 'frustration' Colorado governor directs officials to reexamine death of Elijah McClain in police custody Petition demanding justice for Elijah McClain surpasses 2 million signatures MORE (R), who announced Sunday that he had contracted coronavirus.

A spokesman for the governor's office confirmed to the Associated Press that Polis would self-quarantine while waiting to hear from contact tracers. Coffman announced his diagnosis on Twitter, writing that he experienced mild symptoms.

"My symptoms had cleared by Saturday so I went to an urgent care clinic today to get a rapid test so I could be able to go back to the office on Monday and resume my schedule. Unfortunately, the results of the test were positive. I will have to quarantine at home," Coffman wrote.

My symptoms had cleared by Saturday so I went to an urgent care clinic today to get a rapid test so I could be able to go back to the office on Monday and resume my schedule. Unfortunately, the results of the test were positive. I will have to quarantine at home. (2/2)

Colorado has experienced a surge of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks as many states have seen rates of new infections rise with the beginning of fall. Officials reported 1,922 new cases on Saturday, according to The New York Times, and 550 are hospitalized for the virus across the state.

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