Montreal Alouettes’ head coach Khari Jones tests positive for COVID-19

Montreal Alouettes head coach Khari Jones has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in isolation away from the rest of the team for a minimum of 10 days, after which his situation will be re-evaluated.

Since the result, Jones has remained in preventive isolation at home and is feeling well. He is asymptomatic and remains in constant contact with team doctors.

Jones received the diagnosis late on Sunday, following the tests that the entire team passed on Saturday. He has followed social distancing guidelines and has received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine in the past months.

During his absence, assistant head coach and running back coach Andre Bolduc will coach the team on Saturday, September 18 against the B.C. Lions. Jones will work virtually with Bolduc and the other members of the Alouettes coaching staff.

Following the news, players and team personnel were all tested once more on Monday and no other positive tests were detected.

Since the beginning of training camp, players along with team personnel are tested on a regular basis and must follow league protocols, which was approved by public health officials — these measures are monitored closely by the CFL.

The Alouettes will have further updates in the coming days.