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49ers can’t play at Levi’s Stadium under new Santa Clara County restrictions

The 49ers are going to have to figure out a place to practice and play

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Kyle’s update, 3:10 p.m.: The 49ers released an official statement:

“We are aware of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department’s emergency directive. We are working with the NFL and our partners on operational plans and will share details as they are confirmed.”

The 49ers are expected to announce a handful of moves soon, but James R. Williams, the County Council for Santa Clara County, announced that pro teams must suspend activities within the county for the next three weeks. With the 49ers having two home games in the next two weeks, San Francisco has likely begun the process of looking at alternatives on where to play. That is unless they cannot get an exemption. Stay tuned.

Williams said teams would not be able to play games or have practices where they have direct contact within the county. Several people have thrown out playing at the Coliseum or Kezar Stadium. We’ll have to see if Alameda County follows suit. Also, when we’re constantly looking up at the scoreboards for replay in the digital age, would Kezar Stadium work? NBC Sports Jennifer Lee Chan tweeted out a good point. With the team traveling to Los Angeles, a 14-day quarantine upon their return could be an issue. One loophole would be for the 49ers to fly back Sunday night before the restrictions go into place on Monday.

We’ll update as more information comes in.