49ers shut down facility as a consequence of COVID-19 check outcomes; Thursday’s sport vs. Packers nonetheless on


A current constructive COVID-19 check by Inexperienced Bay Packers working again A.J. Dillon didn’t disrupt the group’s plans to go to the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday evening, even with two different Packers gamers ordered to quarantine due to shut contact with Dillon. Now, nevertheless, the Packers may very well be compelled to regulate their Week 9 schedule due to a COVID-19 concern with their opponent. The 49ers have shut down their facility amid their very own COVID check outcomes, probably placing Thursday’s sport in jeopardy.

“The San Francisco 49ers had been knowledgeable right now {that a} participant has examined constructive for COVID-19 and the person instantly went into self-quarantine,” the 49ers stated in an announcement on Wednesday. “Our group has entered the NFL‘s intensive protocol and we’re working with the league on contact tracing to determine excessive threat people. All group features shall be performed nearly right now.

“The well being and security of our gamers, workers and group are the group’s highest precedence. We are going to proceed to work intently with the NFL and medical professionals and can comply with their path.”

All the Niners’ remaining preparations for this week’s dwelling sport shall be performed nearly, per NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo, and speak to tracing relating to an obvious constructive COVID case is already underway. It is too early to say whether or not Thursday evening’s sport will really be postponed, Garafolo added, with Schefter noting that Wednesday’s shutdown is “precautionary” and NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero indicating the sport at present stays on the schedule. However it’s honest to say the matchup is price monitoring, particularly within the occasion San Francisco discovers that a number of gamers or workers have examined constructive. As of now, the expectation is that the sport will nonetheless be performed as scheduled.

It is actually not not possible San Francisco might nonetheless host the Packers. A number of groups have quickly closed amenities within the days main as much as video games and nonetheless ended up enjoying them as scheduled this season, together with the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts. A few of these instances concerned false positives, nevertheless, so Thursday evening’s NFC showdown is sort of fully depending on what additional testing and speak to tracing reveals contained in the 49ers’ constructing.


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