Following news that WWE is being investigated for three separate locations being considered COVID-19 hotspots, more revelations have come to light.
It was originally reported that there had been around around 30-40 positive tests throughout the pandemic period. It turns out in actuality it was more around the 150 mark.
The Orange County Department of Public Health is investigating the ThunderDome, the Performance Center, and Full Sail as WWE locations, which prompted the company to release the following statement:
“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.”
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez said:
“There are no official numbers because WWE never released official numbers but we’d heard around 38 for the big [outbreak] and then there was another [outbreak] and we didn’t hear any numbers for the other one, but I heard double digits for that one, and granted it was low double digits, but that was the number that I heard. Then a lot of people disappeared and to be fair, some of the people that disappeared, that was contract tracing disappearances. They actually didn’t have it but they had been around people who did have it. But the fact of the matter is WWE in their own statement is essentially saying 150 positive tests. That is insane and by the way, I know for sure that there have been individuals that tested positive and people that they lived with or their families, they ended up getting coronavirus and that would not even be counted in WWE’s testing. That is a crazy number of people that have contracted coronavirus directly as a result from WWE.”
Quote via WrestlingNews.co