By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4/AP)– On Friday, President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for coronavirus and started exhibiting mild symptoms like a low-grade fever. Gov. Jared Polis reacted to the news with a message that he’s been talking about for months.

U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Trump will be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be treated for Covid-19, the White House said. (credit: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The White House said Trump’s expected stay of “a few days” at Walter Reed was precautionary and that the President would continue to work from the hospital’s presidential suite, which is equipped to allow him to keep up his official duties.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Trump will be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be treated for Covid-19, the White House said. (credit: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

In Colorado, there is a mask mandate in place. Polis ordered the mandate in July.

“I think the White House didn’t have strong enough precautions with mask wearing and social distancing to be safe. We want better than that for you and me,” said Polis.

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Polis visited communities in Northern Colorado on Friday.

Trump was given an experimental drug aimed at curbing serious illness from a COVID-19 infection. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said it gave a single dose of the drug under compassionate use provisions. Antibodies are proteins the body makes to help clear a virus. The drug is a concentrated version of two antibodies that worked best in lab tests. Trump was given the drug before he was taken to a military hospital as a precaution.

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Jennifer McRae

Comments (3)
  1. Mary says:

    For Kim and Randy Lahey commenting on the fact that Polis is shown without a mask: my hunch is that he was well over 6 feet from the nearest journalist or camera person. A LOT of politicians, journalists, and even “civilians” being interviewed remove masks when speaking on camera. Perhaps that needs to be taken into consideration.

  2. Kim says:

    DO AS I SAY! Not as I do.

  3. Randy Lahey says:

    “I think the White House didn’t have strong enough precautions with mask wearing and social distancing to be safe. We want better than that for you and me,” said Polis.

    Meanwhile, Polis is pictured without a mask himself.

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