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AEW production won’t shut down if a wrestler tests positive for COVID-19

Cody Rhodes took part in a media conference call on Thursday to promote the AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view event.

During the call, Rhodes discussed All Elite Wrestling’s plans in case there is a wrestler who tests positive for COVID-19. This is where he noted that if this happens, production wouldn’t shut down because of it. He explained the reason why.

“Cody says plan right now is for AEW to stay in Jacksonville as moving around opens up more risks. Decision isn’t completely up to him. Safest decision to stay in FL as the pandemic is going.”

“Cody talked about the COVID-19 testing they have been doing. It’s not done at Daily’s Place or around other wrestlers/staff and even wrestlers/staff are tested in separate places. Notes that production wouldn’t shut down with a positive test.”

It’s been well documented that because of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States still underway, testing procedures are in place by AEW management. This is being done as a way to screen wrestlers and staff for the virus.

The local labor union group, IATSE 115 (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees),  gave some details on the testing measures in a post on Facebook earlier this month.

This is where it was noted that COVID-19 Rapid Test is given to every stagehand, road crew, venue staff and talent before entering the venue. There are also portable wash stations and hand sanitizer stations placed inside the venue. Finally, mandatory masks covering and social distancing are required at all times unless wrestling or calling the action.


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