Professional wrestling companies have been able to continue to operate during the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, it looks like WWE may have some issue brewing.
SEScoops is reporting that The Orange County Department of Health is investigating several locations as “Coronavirus hotspots.” Two of those locations are WWE’s arenas for their weekly programming. The health department is looking at 17 locations as potential hotspots and include bars, gyms, and the WWE venues.
WWE has responded with 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.”
It is unknown at the time of publishing what, if anything, would be done to a location deemed a “hotspot.”