Sequim head coach Erik Wiker and the Wolves look for a full season in the fall of 2021 after playing just five games this spring thanks to COVID restrictions and schedule limitations. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim head coach Erik Wiker and the Wolves look for a full season in the fall of 2021 after playing just five games this spring thanks to COVID restrictions and schedule limitations. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

PREP FOOTBALL: Small roster, quarantine issues sideline Sequim

Update: Friday’s home opener canceled

SEQUIM — Low on experienced varsity players and dealing with COVID-19 quarantine issues, Sequim will not play Friday’s scheduled home football game against the No. 6 Squalicum Storm.

“We do have some kids that have had to be quarantined this week and we are certainly very, very light on [roster] numbers,” Wolves Athletic Director Dave Ditlefsen said Tuesday.

State Department of Health guidelines say fully vaccinated athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and other support personnel identified as close contacts should be tested three to five days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and wear a mask for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.

Unvaccinated athletes, coaches and personnel should quarantine for at least 10 to 14 days following a COVID exposure.

Masks for fans

Sequim School District and the Port Angeles School District recently announced a “unified voice” concerning guidelines for spectators while cheering on athletic teams.

Masks are required for all spectators, regardless of vaccination status, while attending all indoor and outdoor school sporting events.

Occupancy allowances must be followed.

Audience members should be seated or stand in “family units,” spaced at least 3 feet apart.

Student sections will be allowed, provided students wear masks and allow 3 feet of distancing.

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