DENVER — Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) said he has tested negative for COVID-19. He had met with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on the same day as Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who tested positive for the virus.
Gardner is slated to debate former Colorado governor and Democratic senate challenger John Hickenlooper in Pueblo at 7 p.m. on Friday at Pueblo Community College.
Hickenlooper tweeted that he was also getting tested for COVID-19, and has since received a negative result.
This comes the day after President Donald Trump announced he and his wife had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and would go into quarantine.
> Watch the video above for an interview with 9Health Medical Expert Dr. Payal Kohli regarding Trump's diagnosis.
Multiple other prominent politicians – including Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden – have subsequently been tested for the virus. Biden and his wife – as well as Vice President Mike Pence – have tested negative.
Biden spent 90 minutes on a debate stage with Trump on Tuesday.
Trump and his wife Melania are both experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19, a virus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans.
Gardner and Hickenlooper are slated to debate on 9NEWS at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13.
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