In recent times, several WWE employees have tested positive for the novel coronavirus but that hasn’t barred the company from filming their content on a regular basis. Superstars working the tapings are visiting the Performance Center at their own will, and not because of WWE forcing them to show up for work.
During a recent interview with Ad Age, Chief Brand Ambassador of WWE, Stephanie McMahon discussed the promotion’s comprehensive plan for dealing with COVID-19. The billion-dollar promotion is making every possible effort to keep everyone safe at work.
“First and foremost, it’s all optional, it’s all volunteer based, it’s up to them if they want to participate, we did have talent and crew members opt out, and we do support that.”
“In addition, we do testing before all of our programming and it’s the more advanced testing. It’s not the rapid test which has shown to have a lot of false positives and false negatives and that is improving, but we want to make sure that we have the best testing possible, of course because the safety of our crew members and our performers is paramount.”
Stephanie also revealed that WWE is using a special product to keep the virus at bay.
“So we do that. We also have pandemic level cleaning at our Performance Center every single night, which includes fogging and a special lighting. We also have — and I’m going to say this terrible — an application of a product from a company called Allied Sciences that creates a barrier and I’m sorry I’m able to better explain this, but it creates a barrier between the virus and whatever you’re spraying it on.”
While WWE is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to safety measures, Superstars are not permitted to disclose any information about their status. The company is keeping a watchful eye on anyone who might have been exposed to the virus and even pulling them from TV if the situation calls for it.