Report: Bourne’s coronavirus positive test shuts down 49ers facilities

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne has been added to the reserve/COVID-19 list. He has reportedly tested positive for the virus.

His positive test has caused the team to shut down their team facilities. The shut down came just one day before the Green Bay Packers are scheduled to play in Santa Clara, California on Thursday night.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne with a reception against the Seattle Seahawks
Kendrick Bourne with a reception against the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Kendrick Bourne/Instagram)

“The San Francisco 49ers were informed today that a player has tested positive for COVID-19 and the individual immediately went into self-quarantine,” the team said in a statement. “Our organization has entered the NFL’s intensive protocol and we are working with the league on contact tracing to identify high risk individuals. All team functions will be conducted virtually today.

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“The health and safety of our players, staff and community are the organization’s highest priority. We will continue to work closely with the NFL and medical professionals and will follow their direction.”

The 25-year-old Portland, Oregon native has appeared in eight games, including four starts for the 49ers this season. He has 25 receptions for 352 yards and one touchdown.

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He had eight receptions for 81 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He appeared in 86% of the team’s offensive snaps (60) in the game.

That was the most in the season since the season-opener when he appeared in 57 offensive snaps (92%) in a 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

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Bourne has appeared in 51 games, including 12 starts. He has 113 career receptions for 1,454 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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