Days after playing the Seahawks in Seattle, the San Francisco 49ers have shut down their team facility due to a positive COVID-19 test.
49ers have shut down their facility due to COVID test results, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 4, 2020
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo added the shut down was a result of a positive test and now contact tracing will be undergone, with all team activities happening virtually for the time being. According to the NFL, the 49ers’ scheduled game against the Packers on Thursday Night Football remains on track to be played.
The #49ers’ facility has closed for the day and everything will be conducted virtually following a positive COVID-19 test, as @jenniferleechan reported. Contact tracing underway.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 4, 2020
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported it was wide receiver Kendrick Bourne who tested positive. On Sunday, Bourne played 60 snaps out of a possible 70, finishing with eight catches for 81 yards.
49ers’ WR Kendrick Bourne tested positive, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 4, 2020
Obviously, a positive test so soon after San Francisco played the Seahawks will result in concern in Seattle. However, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, has reiterated there is no evidence of on-field transmission from football-related activities this season. Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey tested positive after Sunday’s game against the Steelers—after being sick in the week leading up to it—and seven other Baltimore defenders soon followed onto the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, Pittsburgh is yet to have any positive tests.
The Seahawks haven’t placed a player on the reserve/COVID-19 list since the beginning of training camp, when wide receiver John Ursua went on it as a result of a false positive.
Seattle is currently set to return to practice on Wednesday, but as the 49ers showed early in the day, those plans can change in an instant.