AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – “I Have COVID-19,” tweeted Aurora’s mayor, Mike Coffman on Sunday morning. He went on to share his experience days before getting tested.
“I came home from work late Thursday morning not feeling well but thought I had just a very mild cold with a cough,” he said.
Coffman then worked from home on Friday as a precaution and says his symptoms decreased on Saturday. He was tested on Sunday at an urgent care facility and at that time learned he had the coronavirus.
“I will have to quarantine at home,” he said as he ended his announcement.
I Have COVID-19
I came home from work late Thursday morning not feeling well but thought I had just a very mild cold with a cough. Not to take any chances, I cleared my schedule to work from home until I could get tested just to make sure I didn't have COVID-19. (1/2)
— Mayor Mike Coffman (@AuroraMayorMike) October 25, 2020
Gov. Jared Polis appeared with the mayor on Oct. 15. Tri-County Health officials interviewed the mayor, the governor’s office says, and they do not believe Polis is at risk of being exposed.
The governor’s office says TCHD told Polis he will not need to quarantine.
The mayor completed a test in August when two new coronavirus testing sites opened in Aurora.
UPDATE: The following statement was shared with CBS4 from Coffman’s Director Of Communications Kim Stuart after the time of publication of this report.
“Since his positive COVID-19 test result this weekend, Mayor Coffman said he is feeling better and is experiencing mild symptoms while he remains in quarantine at home. He appreciates the many well wishes that have been expressed and hopes for a speedy recovery.”