Last month, it was reported that one on-screen member of WWE had tested positive for Coronavirus. For obvious reasons, the identity of the person who tested positive for the disease has not been revealed or reported.
Despite it being incredibly risky, WWE and AEW have both continued to put on live shows during the pandemic. While AEW has made everyone present at the taping test for Coronavirus, WWE has not officially tested people for the virus when they arrived at the Performance Center for TV.
Alexa Bliss, who recently spoke with NDTV, spoke about how WWE is dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, and the steps they are taking to ensure the safety of its talent and employees. While she didn’t officially say that WWE is not testing people for the virus, she did imply that other preventative measures are being taken, as opposed to testing:
“Everyone at WWE is being super careful, super cautious and super safe. Before we go on into the Performance Center we have to have our temperatures checked, we have to get evaluated by a doctor. We have to sign a survey that says we haven’t travelled, we haven’t gone anywhere, that we don’t have any symptoms. We’re all wearing masks, we’re practising social distancing. Everything is being cleaned to a medical-grade standard and keeping everyone safe is the main priority right now.”
Of course, not officially testing people for the virus and assuming they don’t have it if they don’t have a temperature is incredibly problematic. It is believed that people can be asymptomatic while still having the virus, meaning they could be allowed into the PC even if they have COVID-19.