49ers WR Bourne Tests Positive, Team Shuts Down Santa Clara Facility: Report
The San Francisco 49ers shut down their team facility Wednesday after wide receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive for COVID-19, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area.
The 49ers are scheduled to play the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on Thursday night, and there has been no indication the game would be postponed.
Bourne’s agent says the player is asymptomatic and feels fine. Bourne was at practice Tuesday then got the positive results later Tuesday, and he is now staying home and taking the infection seriously, the agent said.
The 49ers released the following statement Wednesday morning:
“The San Francisco 49ers were informed today that a player has tested positive for COVID-19 and the individual immediately went into self-quarantine. 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.”
The 49ers have not had a player on the Reserve/COVID-19 list since Sept. 9, when linebacker Fred Warner was cleared just four days before the team’s opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Warner was on the COVID-19 list for 10 days, beginning Aug. 31.
Richie James went on the list July 27 and was activated on Aug. 4, and running back Jeff Wilson went on the list July 30 and was cleared on Aug. 4, as well.