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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A week after the NFL and players’ union opened an investigation into the San Francisco 49ers‘ compliance with the league’s COVID-19 protocols, the team has been cleared of any potential violations.
A league source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday that after a review of the team’s adherence to the NFL guidelines, the Niners were found to have met the necessary requirements, and no further action will be taken against them.
The Associated Press first reported the news of the 49ers being cleared of any potential violations.
The investigation into the Niners began last week after receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive and the team had to shut down its facilities before Thursday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers. The league examined whether Bourne had been wearing his protective face covering properly and frequently enough.
Bourne, fellow receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk and left tackle Trent Williams landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, as the latter three were deemed high-risk close contacts of Bourne. All four players did not play against the Packers.
On Friday, the Niners activated that quartet after Bourne returned consecutive negative results