The San Francisco 49ers and different groups could have to discover a short-term new residence after Santa Clara County on Saturday banned all contact sports activities from holding video games and practices for the subsequent three weeks.
County officers issued the directives in response to rising instances of the coronavirus within the space. The foundations take impact Monday and can final for 3 weeks.
The 49ers have residence video games scheduled for Dec. 7 towards Buffalo and Dec. 13 towards Washington at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The staff additionally practices at that web site within the county. The staff had no speedy touch upon the brand new guidelines.
The foundations additionally will influence the San Jose Sharks of the NHL and faculty groups at Stanford and San Jose State.
“For these groups, they won’t be able to play video games or have practices the place they’ve direct contact, throughout the county,” Santa Clara County counsel James Williams mentioned.
Williams mentioned he has been in contact with the groups. None instantly responded to requests for remark.
The NHL hasn’t introduced a date for the beginning of coaching camp however the Sharks have mentioned they might look into alternate websites if wanted.
Stanford and San Jose State even have a number of sports activities in season. The Cardinal have one scheduled residence soccer sport left on Dec. 12 towards Oregon State.
The Spartans have residence soccer video games on Dec. 5 towards Hawaii and Dec. 11 towards Nevada. San Jose State practiced earlier than the season just a few hundred miles away at Humboldt State due to restrictions in Santa Clara County.