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Contact sports ban leaves San Francisco 49ers, other Bay Area teams in limbo

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For at least the next three weeks, the San Francisco 49ers are a team without a home.

That's because Santa Clara County, home of the 49ers and Levi's Stadium, issued enhanced COVID-19 guidelines for professional, collegiate and youth sports on Saturday afternoon that effectively puts a three-week ban on any contact sports taking place in the county.

Saturday's announcement comes in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in California and the Bay Area.

The ban and other related guidelines, including a 14-day quarantine for anyone traveling to the county from more than 150 miles away, is set to begin Monday.