WWE Issues Statement On Coronavirus Testing

WWE is taking precautions as they continue to run shows amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

In a statement to Sports Illustrated, WWE said anyone entering the Performance Center undergoes a screening. WWE has been holding events at the Performance Center with essential personnel only and no live audience since Friday, Mar. 13. 

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Sports Illustrated goes on to report WWE has established a series of protocols, based on guidelines set by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to minimize risks and protect its performers and staff and that WWE is not testing those that are asymptomatic.

From WWE:

“In consultation with WWE Medical Director Dr. Maroon, WWE Associate Medical Director Dr. Dugas and ringside physician Dr. Westerfield, as a best practice and precautionary measure all WWE performers and staff are required to participate in medical screenings prior to entering WWE’s training center, which is now operating as a closed set"

Jerry Lawler said in a recent interview that personnel gets his or her temperature checked before entering the Performance Center. 

WWE will continue to hold events at the Performance Center for the foreseeable future, though WrestleMania, which is now a two-night event, will take place in multiple locations. You can find the full announcement regarding plans for WrestleMania 36 by clicking here.

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