WWE sent out a memo with new guidelines for their COVID-19 policy at a time where the COVID-19 Omicron variant has caused positive cases to increase at a dramatic rate.
The company dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak this week. It was previously reported that Performance Center talent was informed this past weekend that they’re no longer requiring the twice-weekly COVID testing that had been mandatory. Also, main roster talent was informed via email that weekly testing isn’t required.
Dave Meltzer provided the new guidelines sent out by WWE in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Masks must be worn backstage by all talent, staff, crew, or guests with mandatory fines for talent and staff not adhering to the policy
It’s being recommended that everyone get either a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and a booster. Fully vaccinated personnel will be asked questions and looked at before getting into the venue in addition to people required to report any symptoms to the medical staff.
Any personnel with symptoms is required to take a COVID test. Anyone who is not vaccinated and tests positive will have a minimum ten-day quarantine and heart testing before they can return while those who are vaccinated and test positive is out for six days.
On day five, people who are asymptomatic for 24 hours must pass two Antigen tests at least 24 hours apart before returning. If someone comes in contact with another person who tests positive, they are allowed to go to work, but will be tested daily for five days after exposure if they show no symptoms.