11:24 AM ET
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — One day before they are scheduled to play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football, the San Francisco 49ers shut down their facility because of a positive COVID-19 test Wednesday morning.
The Niners confirmed the positive test after a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that wide receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive. League sources told ESPN that Thursday’s game is expected to go on as scheduled, pending more contact tracing and information.
In a statement, the Niners acknowledged the positive test and said they have entered the league’s “intensive protocol.”
“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 statement said. “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.”
Later Wednesday, Bourne was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.