ABC’s Orlando affiliate WFTV reports that Dr Raul Pino of the Orange Country Department of Health is asking the Strike Team to look into a list of 17 businesses in town where Covid-19 might be spreading. Three of those “businesses” listed are WWE venues. Those venues are the Amway Center, also known as the WWE ThunderDome, the WWE Performance Center, and Full Sail – where WWE ran NXT out of until recently.
WWE have released a statement regarding the investigation:
“WWE is not open to the public, but rather operating on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance. As part of on-going weekly testing protocols, Aventus Labs have administered more than 10,000 PCR tests to WWE performers, employees, production staff and crew resulting in only 1.5 percent positive cases as compared to the current national average of more than 5%. Additionally, extensive contact tracing takes place and impacted individuals are placed in 14-day quarantine and then only cleared after they test negative.”
Back in September, it was reported that NXT had suffered a Covid outbreak. Following up on Dr Raul Pino’s comments, Jon Alba reports that this news does not necessarily mean there have been any new Covid cases within WWE and that WWE are unlikely to be punished as a result.