WWE has confirmed the first positive COVID-19 test in the company, they noted in a statement on Saturday. Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that the person who has tested positive is not an on-screen performer and that this person has already quarantined themselves and the virus is already showing signs of improvement.
The report states that this person (unnamed) began developing systems, got a test and is currently in quarantine. WWE sources say the person has recovered and is now clear of the virus as of this week and is feeling better.
WWE confirmed the news via this statement:
“A WWE employee has tested positive for COVID-19. We believe this matter is low risk to WWE talent and staff, as the individual and a roommate became symptomatic in the days following exposure to two people working in acute health care on the evening of March 26, after WWE’s TV production on a closed set was already complete. The employee had no contact with anyone from WWE since being exposed to those two individuals, is doing well, and made a complete recovery.”
There has been a lot of feedback from fans, media and otherwise that WWE is making the wrong decision by forging forward with their shows. This news won’t help. At the same time, WWE is also being commended for doing everything they can while continuing on to protect their performers and staff. It’s interesting to note that it wasn’t a performer that caught the virus but a member of the office staff.