Video: Polis Says There Are Now Enough Test Kits For Symptomatic Coloradans

· May 18, 2020, 8:41 am

Updated 12:07 p.m.

In a Monday news conference, Gov. Jared Polis said the state now has enough kits to test all symptomatic Coloradans, plus health workers and essential workers who have contact with the public.

"We've been advising people that they should stay at home and self-isolate if they have symptoms," the governor announced. "That's what we're changing today. You CAN stay at home and self-isolate if you have symptoms. But we are now encouraging you to get tested. ... A month ago that wouldn't have worked because we didn't have enough tests for people who had COVID-19-like symptoms."

As of Sunday afternoon, 21,938 coronavirus cases had been identified in the state and 1,215 deaths have occurred among people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Colorado has seen more than 126,000 people tested.

CPR News will carry the governor's remarks live both on-air and online. You can listen to the audio by clicking Listen Live above, find a station or a stream for all your devices, or watch the embedded video below.

Note: The governor's briefings don't always start right on time, but CPR News will join the broadcast as soon as it begins.

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