WWE is essential business in the state of Florida. They are taking safety precautions, but nobody can ensure a six-foot space will be kept between anyone backstage at a pro wrestling show.
Jon Alba reported that a public statement was read on April 21st during the Orange County Borad of County Commissioners meeting. This statement was from an anonymous WWE employee named “John.”
The statement urged officials to shut down WWE’s taping as they are violating social distancing and making it impossible to speak out about any uncomfortable situations. It was said that they would be fired if they voiced any concerns.
“My employer, World Wrestling Entertainment aka WWE, is forcing me to work at TV tapings for its weekly shows despite stay-at-home orders for coronavirus. I am unable to speak out as I need this job, and I know I will be fired if I approach my higher-ups. Despite sanitary precautions, we cannot maintain social distancing and have to touch other people. I request the government to shut down these tapings and enforce so my colleagues and I may follow social distancing rules without fear or repercussion of losing our jobs.”
This is an interesting situation. WWE does have the green light from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to run their events. Any sporting or entertainment entity has the same permission as long as they are on a closed set and it is a nation broadcast.
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