WWE did not cease production during the coronavirus pandemic. They were forced to alter plans in a big way, but the show must go on.
One WWE on-air staffer tested positive for COVID-19. This person was said to be a member of the broadcast team and was infected after WrestleMania 36. They never had contact with other WWE employees or Superstars while positive for COVID-19.
NDTV recently spoke to Alexa Bliss and WWE’s coronavirus protocol came up. She called the company’s process “super safe,” and they are doing “medical-grade” cleaning. The practice of actual COVID-19 testing is not in use.
“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.”
UFC ordered 1,200 COVID-19 tests for their staff and fighters. They found three positive cases who had previously tested negative upon arrival. AEW is also doing COVID-19 testing for anyone in the building for Dynamite, but the have not found any positive cases.
Stephanie McMahon previously stated that some would consider WWE’s COVID-19 protocol “over kill.” Actual COVID-19 testing is still not in use, but they are keeping everything clean.