WWE is taking further action in an attempt to keep talent and staff safe while working TV tapings.
PWinsider.com reported on Friday that the company informed their staff and roster this afternoon that WWE is officially enforcing a policy about protective masks.
Those working the tapings must wear masks at all times (except for talents performing on camera) while at TV tapings. It was noted that WWE will be fining those who do not wear masks $500.
Also, anyone who has a second offense of not wearing a mask after that will be fined $1,000. This is the latest precautionary measure that the company has implemented in recent weeks.
Our own Paul Davis noted a few days ago that developmental wrestlers at the Performance Center and all staff were required to wear a mask whenever they are inside the building.
Renee Young, Kayla Braxton, Jamie Noble, and Adam Pearce were names that publicly confirmed that they tested positive for the coronavirus. WWE reportedly informed talent to not publicly announce the news on social media.
WWE originally only took temperatures of talent and asked how they were feeling. However, one a developmental talent, who worked a set of TV tapings, ended up testing positive for the virus, the company started and plans to continue to do COVID-19 testing.