“Their efforts will aid in protecting vulnerable populations during this crisis. I am grateful for our partnership.”The team is following in the footsteps of NBA stars and teams across the country — including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zion Williamson and the neighboring Golden State Warriors — who have pledged to aid arena staff.The NFL league year is underway and play does not yet appear to be under threat due to the outbreak of COVID-19, but the 2020 NFL Draft has already been impacted, with the event — to be held in Las Vegas in late April — no longer open to the public. A message from 49ers President @AlGuido: pic.twitter.com/cpLkxUxWTc— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) March 19, 2020″Our collective strength, resilience, and compassion for one another will see us through these unprecedented times,” Guido said in a statement. “We are here for you, and everyone in our community, as we take this challenge head on and work to overcome it together.”MORE: Saints coach Sean Payton first NFL figure to test positiveSan Jose, Calif., Mayor Sam Liccardo said the 49ers “continue to show their importance to our community during a time of considerable uncertainty. The San Francisco 49ers will donate $500,000 to support employees and the community during the coronavirus pandemic, the team announced Thursday.Team president Al Guido announced the team would make an immediate investment of $49,000 to support a newly created fund for non-profit organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.