Pro Wrestling Sheet broke the news a short time ago - a member of the WWE developmental roster who was at the Performance Center in Orlando as recently as last week has tested positive for COVID-19.
WWE issued the following statement from their Associate Medical Director, Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, about the situation:
“A developmental talent, who was last on site at WWE’s training facility on Tuesday, June 9, has tested positive for COVID-19. Since that time, no other individuals that attended the facility have reported symptoms. However, out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of the company’s performers and staff, all talent, production crew and employees on site at the training and production facilities will be tested for COVID-19 immediately. Following the test results, WWE plans to proceed with its normal television production schedule.”
The company has been adamant their screening and cleaning procedures around the P.C. are state of the art, even after an “on-air talent” who was last on-hand for the WrestleMania 36 tapings tested positive in April. With Florida seeing increases in new coronavirus cases as it re-opens from lockdown protocols which were already among the most lenient in the nation, WWE’s system will be put to the test.
Two episodes of television were taped today in Orlando, with four more planned for the next two days.