WWE formalizes new protocols

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WWE formalizes new protocols

A couple of days ago we let you know that according to the well-known site Fightful, WWE informed their wrestlers that they are no longer required to take the test to see if they are positive for COVID when normally the test was done twice a talent developing week, but people at the Performance Center were informed last weekend that it would no longer be mandatory.

Well, the McMahon-owned company now has a new policy regarding COVID protocols as the numbers of infected people around the world are increasing and many WWE personalities have contracted the virus, one above all Seth Rollins.

WWE formalizes new protocols

As reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE would have sent new indications to everyone on the behaviors to be followed regarding COVID: - Masks must be worn behind the scenes by all talent, staff, crew or guests.

There will be mandatory fines for talent and staff who do not adhere to the policy. - Everyone is recommended to get a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and a booster. - Fully vaccinated staff are interrogated and observed before entering the venue.

Staff are required to report any symptoms to medical personnel. - Staff with symptoms are required to undergo a COVID test. - Anyone who tests positive and is not vaccinated will have to undergo at least ten days of quarantine and heart tests before they can return.

- Anyone who tests positive and is vaccinated will be out for six days. - On the fifth day, if staff are asymptomatic for 24 hours, they must pass two antigen tests at least 24 hours apart before returning. - Anyone in close contact with a person who tested positive can go to work but will be tested daily for five days after exposure if they have no symptoms.

For now, with these rules, WWE's Day 1 will have also proceeded, which will have been the first wrestling pay-per-view of 2022, with many athletes who in the last live dates have had to pit fans to stay at home, or because they have contracted COVID, or to avoid catching it and possibly blowing up the company's plans.

Back in February, it was reported that representatives from WWE were in attendance at Raymond James Stadium for the Super Bowl, to take notes on how they could improve COVID safety regulations for WrestleMania 37. Given the stadium will also be playing host to the Show of Shows, it's understandable why WWE was looking to pick up a few pointers from the globally-recognized football extravaganza.