WWE Releases Statement Following Multiple WWE Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19
News broke on Wednesday afternoon that multiple people had tested positive from COVID-19 at the [...]
News broke on Wednesday afternoon that multiple people had tested positive from COVID-19 at the WWE Performance Center this week. And while the identities of those employees has not been given out, Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that there were at least three positive cases and at least one of them was a wrestler. WWE did not release an immediate statement at the time, though the company released a statement later in the afternoon
"WWE will continue COVID-19 testing of its talent, production crew and employees in advance of TV productions for the foreseeable future," the statement read.
WWE's statement to me (and others) regarding the positive COVID tests at the Performance Center:
”WWE will continue COVID-19 testing of its talent, production crew and employees in advance of TV productions for the foreseeable future.” #WWE @MyNews13— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) June 24, 2020
On June 15 WWE announced that a WWE Performance Center trainee had tested positive for the virus. As a result the following day's television tapings were canceled and every person who was inside the PC on June 9 (the last day the trainee was in the building) was tested. Television tapings resumed the following day
"A WWE employee has tested positive for COVID-19," WWE's statement on the matter at the time read. "We believe this matter is low risk to WWE talent and staff, as the individual and a roommate became symptomatic in the days following exposure to two people working in acute health care on the evening of March 26, after WWE's TV production on a closed set was already complete. The employee had no contact with anyone from WWE since being exposed to those two individuals, is doing well, and made a complete recovery."
Hours later Renee Young confirmed that she had tested positive for the virus.
Man. What a few days. My show gets cancelled and I get Covid. Wear your masks and wash your hands. Stay safe, everyone ❤️— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) June 25, 2020