Gov. Polis announced late Saturday night he’s now tested positive for COVID-19 yet appears to be feeling fine with no symptoms.
The positive result comes on the heels of another test Polis announced Thanksgiving Eve that came back negative, but those are all the details Colorado gets to know about.
After all, Polis is a Democrat who won’t be held to the same transparency standards as President Donald Trump when he and his wife and son tested positive for the virus.
Trump’s every movement the week prior to his positive test was scrutinized and the president criticized for possibly infecting others.
Where did Polis go, where was he infected, who did he come in contact with to possibly infect others, was he wearing a mask?
Turns out that is none of our damn business.
Conor Cahill, a spokesman for the governor, refuses to say on what day Polis was exposed to the infected person or whether it occurred at work or in his personal time, the Colorado Sun reported.
One of the few events we know about is the media briefing at the governor’s residence with state epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy on Tuesday, the day before Polis announced his first test. Neither wore masks when speaking.
Since Polis says he was told to get tested after being exposed to someone with COVID, he obviously knows where he was exposed.
He also knows whether he was following the same orders he has preached to Coloradans for nearly nine months to prevent the spread — limiting public interactions, wearing a mask, maintaining six feet social distancing and washing hands regularly.
Did Polis ignore his own advice, or did those safety measures fail to protect him? Coloradans deserve to know.
Since the governor is asymptomatic with one negative and one positive test, will he be tested again to determine whether or not he actually has the virus?
Or will Polis just use the positive results as the official note from his doctor to excuse him this week from the special legislative session he called?
If the virus is spreading so rapidly that someone who claims to practice perfect protection measures like Polis could catch it, perhaps the governor should cancel that special legislative session and instead proceed as planned when the new session convenes in January?
Based on the reaction we’re reading from restaurant owners about that emergency relief Polis is offering them — a limited tax break of $2,000 for those who can make $70,000 a month — the special session sounds more like a PR stunt that offers little results, except maybe more COVID.