Governor Polis Discusses COVID Response with Dr. Fauci

Friday, November 20, 2020

DENVER -  Gov. Jared Polis spoke with Dr. Anthony Fauci, M.D., NIAID Director today about the COVID-19 pandemic and released a statement following the discussion. 

“Colorado benefits from Dr. Anthony Fauci sharing his advice with me today about the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Fauci said help in the form of a promising vaccine is near and urged us to let that news redouble our individual efforts to stay apart now,” said Governor Polis. “He discussed how we must not let fatigue prevent us from listening to science and doing what we know we can do to slow the spread of the virus. Dr. Fauci highlighted the importance of targeted actions and reiterated that major drivers of virus transmission are connected to innocent personal gatherings, sharing that he himself will be spending Thanksgiving separate from his children. I also extended an invitation to Dr. Fauci to join us virtually in Colorado in the near future to share his expertise and hope he will.” 

Governor Polis spoke with President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris yesterday. Throughout the pandemic, Governor Polis has been in close contact with leaders at the federal level including President Trump, Vice-President Pence, Dr. Birx, and Colorado’s federal delegation to advocate for federal funding and resources to help our state respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s office plans to put in a request to the White House to allow Dr. Fauci to speak with Coloradans in the coming months during the Governor’s press briefing.