49ers not allowed to play in stadium for 3 weeks under new COVID-19 restrictions

According to a new report from ABC News “The San Francisco 49ers will not be allowed to practice or play in their stadium for three weeks under new county health restrictions that prohibit contact sports.”

County health officer Dr. Sara Cody said at a press briefing “our case rates have been surging since November. In fact, we have the highest case rate of any county in the San Francisco Bay area.”

Hospitalizations are also rising in the area.

Per the report “the restrictions, which start Monday and last through Dec. 21, impact gatherings, capacity limits and recreational activities. Among them, professional, collegiate and youth sports that involve direct contact are temporarily prohibited.”

It’s unclear right now if the 49ers games scheduled at their stadium Dec. 7 and Dec. 13. will be moved or postponed.

UPDATE – Per SI:

The 49ers could reportedly play their remaining home games in Arizona after Santa Clara County COVID-19 restrictions temporarily prohibited contact sports