By Audra Streetman

DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. Jared Polis will quarantine after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for Polis said the governor took a COVID-19 test on Wednesday evening and tested negative.

Gov. Jared Polis (credit: CBS)

“Per CDC and CDPHE guidance, the Governor has begun quarantine, will be closely monitored, and will be re-tested in the coming days,” the spokesperson said.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says people who have been exposed to COVID-19 need to quarantine for 14 days, regardless of test results. People who test positive for the virus must isolate for at least 10 days.

To find a COVID testing site near you go to covid19.colorado.gov/testing

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Audra Streetman