The San Francisco 49ers found out Wednesday morning a player tested positive for COVID-19 and shut down their facility, the team said in a statement.
“The San Francisco 49ers were informed today that a player has tested positive for COVID-19 and the individual immediately went into self-quarantine,” the team wrote. “Our organization has entered the NFL’s intensive protocol and we are working with the league on contact tracing to identify high risk individuals. All team functions will be conducted virtually today.
“The health and safety of our players, staff and community are the organization’s highest priority. We will continue to work closely with the NFL and medical professionals and will follow their direction.”
San Francisco was slated to have a walkthrough at the team facility ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers, leaving doubt the game will go on as scheduled with its 5:20 p.m. PST kickoff at Levi’s Stadium. NBC Sports Bay Area was first to report the news Wednesday morning.
The NFL Network reported the game is scheduled to go on as planned, though that could change. The Packers were expected to fly to the Bay Area on Wednesday afternoon.
ESPN reported Wednesday that receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive, which could compound the team’s depth issues at receiver.