The San Francisco 49ers were the latest team in the NFL to shut down their facilities. Scouts and coaches that are on the road will be asked to come home by the weekend. Employees, with limited exemptions, have been instructed to work remotely. The team put out a statement on Thursday afternoon:
Our organization continues to collaborate with federal, state, and local health organizations, as well as our League office, to monitor the evolving developments regarding COVID-19. Our intent is to make the most informed decisions regarding the health and wellness of all San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s Stadium employees, patrons, and the community at large.
“In light of guidelines issued by the federal government to stop the spread of COVID-19, the SAP Performance Center and Levi’s Stadium will close operations beginning March 13 until further notice. Employees, with limited exemptions, have been instructed to work remotely while coaches and scouts will return home by the weekend. Public and private team events have also been canceled in accordance with these guidelines.
As we continue preparations for the 2020 season and the upcoming Levi’s Stadium event calendar, we are in close contact with the NFL and event organizers to gather and share pertinent updates when appropriate. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience while we manage this unprecedented situation with a primary focus on ensuring public safety.”
The only NFL event that’s been postponed to date is the owners’ meetings that were supposed to take place at the end of the month. Those meetings will now take place in May. Now we wait to see what happens with the NFL Draft.