By MORGAN WINSOR and ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News
(CLEVELAND) — The head coach for the Cleveland Browns, Kevin Stefanski, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Browns announced in a Twitter statement Tuesday.
The football team’s contingency plan is to have special teams coordinator Mike Priefer serve as acting head coach. The news comes just before the Browns’ first NFL playoff game in 18 years on Sunday.
We were informed this morning that Head Coach Kevin Stefanski, two additional members of the coaching staff and two players have tested positive for COVID-19.
Our contingency planning calls for Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer to serve as the acting Head Coach. pic.twitter.com/Mhh9Zt1e4d
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 5, 2021
In addition to Stefanski, two coaching staff members and two players tested positive. The team’s facility is currently closed for contact tracing purposes.
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