DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis is in quarantine after learning Wednesday evening he was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
The governor's office said he took a test following the news and the results were negative, but he will be retested in the next few days.
This evening, I learned that I was exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. I took a test tonight and tested negative but will begin quarantine, per CDC and CDPHE guidance. pic.twitter.com/aeUQP8ynaD— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) November 26, 2020
This news comes ahead of Thanksgiving with the governor saying earlier this week that he and his family would be having Thanksgiving alone, with their own household, and he encouraged other Coloradans to do the same to "make sure you have your family there for many Thanksgivings to come."
An estimated one in 41 Coloradans are contagious with coronavirus, up from one in 49 last week and a large increase from an estimated one in 110 in recent weeks.
For a list of test sites in El Paso County, click here. For information on Pueblo County's test site, click here.
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