A row of footballs at the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

A row of footballs at the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

2 coaches in Homer football program test positive for COVID

Both are participating in a 14-day quarantine.

The member of Homer High School’s football program who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week is a coach, and a second coach has also tested positive.

Principal Douglas Waclawski confirmed in a post to the school’s Facebook page on Thursday afternoon that the original member of the program, whose positive case was announced on Tuesday, is a member of the coaching staff, not a student. Waclawski also announced that one of the people who was identified as a close contact of the first coach has also tested positive for COVID-19. The second person is also a coach and had already been participating in a 14-day quarantine, Waclawski wrote.

“Everyone who is a close contact of the second positive case has been called and they know they must quarantine for 14 days,” Waclawski wrote.

Homer High School continues to be open on its normal schedule for its in-person students, according to the post.

“Kindly keep everyone in your thoughts, and do the 3 W’s: Wear a mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands,” Waclawski wrote. “We wish the best for both Mariner coaches and hope they get better soon.

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