Khari Jones cleared to resume head coach duties with Alouettes after contracting COVID-19

Khari Jones has been cleared to resume his head coach duties with the Montreal Alouettes, according to RDS reporter Didier Ormejuste.

Jones tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the Als Week 7 game against the B.C. Lions. He was in isolation away from the rest of the team for a minimum of 10 days, after which his situation was re-evaluated.

Since the result, Jones remained in preventive isolation at home and was said to be feeling well, according to the Alouettes. He was asymptomatic and remains in constant contact with team doctors.

Jones received the diagnosis late on Sunday, September 12 following the tests that the entire team passed on the previous Saturday. He had been following social distancing guidelines and received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine in the past months.

During his absence, assistant head coach and running back coach Andre Bolduc served as the interim head coach for the Als as Montreal lost 27-18 to the Lions at Percival Molson Stadium. Jones worked virtually with Bolduc and the other members of the Alouettes coaching staff.

Following the news, players and team personnel were all tested 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.

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