California says 49ers can have fans, Santa Clara County says no

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There have not been fans at any games at Levi’s Stadium so far this season, but it seemed for a few moments on Tuesday like that was set to change.

California announced guidelines for hosting fans at outdoor sporting events in areas that have reached certain benchmarks in their work to halt the spread of COVID-19 and the 49ers released a statement thanking Governor Gavin Newsom for a “thoughtful approach in creating a framework” that allowed for the return of fans.

No one should buy any tickets just yet, however. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released their own statement a short time later that said there will be no change to the status quo.

“Audiences at professional sporting events will not be allowed anytime soon in Santa Clara County, and theme parks will not resume operation,” the county said in a statement, via the San Jose Mercury News. “We must all continue to prioritize reducing the spread of COVID-19, creating conditions that will allow our businesses, schools, and other community organizations to operate safely.”

The change in status does not apply to the Chargers and Rams as their stadium is indoors and their county has not reached the same tier as Santa Clara County.

23 responses to “California says 49ers can have fans, Santa Clara County says no

  1. Was happy to at least see Candlestick in Feb 2015 a few months before it was destroyed. 9ers should have never left for lame A– Santa Clara. I support social distancing and wearing masks.

  2. The 49ers should look to relocate to San Antonio or St Louis. Let Santa Clara have their stadium in the sun.

  3. Newsom is holding the CA economy hostage so Trump’s economic numbers don’t look awesome before the election. But he doesn’t want his constituents to get TOO mad at him…

  4. Enough with the politicizing of COVID.

    Almost a quarter of a million Americans have died from COVID. Thousands more have organ damage. Santa Clara is doing the right thing.

    IF people simply listened to the experts….wear masks, distance, wash hands, there would have only been a fraction of the deaths.

    I’m tired of having to stay isolated simply because some people think that it’s a hoax (it’s not) and others think that it deprives them of their freedoms (it doesn’t).

    Countries like New Zealand are fully open now because they have a great leader and they listened to her.

  5. California is the most backward state in the Union. You can buy guns off the street in any Cali city for the right price but if you try it legally it’s next to impossible. Governor Newsome is horrible.

  6. Countries like New Zealand are open because they are an isolated island nation of 5 million people/15 people per square kilometer. Incredibly easy to isolate your population when you are hundreds to thousands of miles away from the rest of the world.

  7. Santa Clara County was one of the earliest hot spots in the pandemic and has had to work very hard to get their infection rates under control. I’m not surprised they aren’t eager to open up public gatherings, especially as rates are soaring everywhere with the arrival of autumn.

  8. dejadoh says:

    October 20, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    The 49ers should look to relocate to San Antonio or St Louis. Let Santa Clara have their stadium in the sun.
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    This isn’t Madden you cant just up and relocate at any random time you want.

  9. bengals4life says:
    October 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm
    California is the most backward state in the Union. You can buy guns off the street in any Cali city for the right price but if you try it legally it’s next to impossible. Governor Newsome is horrible.

    OH TRUST ME I KNOW
    It was just as bad back in 91″when i lived out there” you could walk down Haight Street in the Ashbury district, and EVREY PERSON YOU WALKED PAST WAS TRYING TO SELL YOU SOMETHING “drugs,guns,women,young girls,men,young men”.
    I MOVED BACK HOME TO THE MIDWEST after seeing that.

  10. There’s this thing called the Covid virus, and it kills people. Santa Clara County must be doing something right. A tiny house sells for well over a million dollars, and they get multiple offers on every house. All those millionaires are loving life. They’re not in a hurry to go to a better place.

  11. “bengals4life says:
    October 20, 2020 at 5:37 pm
    California is the most backward state in the Union. You can buy guns off the street in any Cali city for the right price but if you try it legally it’s next to impossible. Governor Newsome is horrible.”

    And that backward state is the biggest economy in the Union. More opportunity to economically prosper. I’m sure you love living in that miserable city called Cincinnati.

  12. remizak says:
    October 20, 2020 at 5:51 pm
    Santa Clara County was one of the earliest hot spots in the pandemic and has had to work very hard to get their infection rates under control. I’m not surprised they aren’t eager to open up public gatherings, especially as rates are soaring everywhere with the arrival of autumn.
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    Wow! Really? You’re either lying or just uninformed. You might want to do some research. Santa Clara has done shockingly well compared to most other counties.

  13. Let’s see: Great economy, tons of jobs, richest state in the country, amazing weather, great home equity for home owners, beaches, ski resorts, Yosemite national park, some of the best hospitals and colleges in the country, higher income capabilities, diversity, HOT WOMAN……. Unlike Wiscon, go get that snow shovel ready it’s almost time for you!

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    packerfanwi1028 says:
    October 20, 2020 at 7:12 pm
    Is there any reason whatsoever to live in that state?

  14. OK, so maybe San Antonia is out of reach, but what about the Oakland Coliseum? I heard it was empty this year. Something about the Raiders moving to Vegas.
    My Dad has season tix in the 70’s and it was a rocking place to go. I could live with the Sunday short drive over the Bay Bridge instead of down the Bayshore.

    On another note, there still are 50% of the teams without any foreseeable crowd, starting with the 5-0 Seahawks, who everyone said would never win a home game without the 12th man…

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