Orange County Health Department Looking Into WWE Venues As COVID-19 Hotspots
Three WWE venues are under investigation in Florida as hotspots for COVID-19.
The Orlando County Department of Public Health is investigating several businesses as potential COVID hotspots, including three venues where WWE conducts business.
The venues on the list include, Amway Center (WWE ThunderDome), Full Sail Live (WWE Full Sail Studios), and the WWE Performance Center.
WFTV-9 in Orlando has obtained the list of businesses under investigation.
- Amazon Distribution Center, Boggy Creek
- Crunch Fitness, Colonial Drive
- Crunch Fitness, Hoffner
- Jesus School
- Plaza on University Apartments
- Starbound Performers
- WWE Amway Center (ThunderDome)
- WWE Full Sail
- WWE Performance Center
The Florida Department of Health has reported 36,62 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 881 were diagnosed in Central Florida.
Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino has instructed a business compliance team, also known as the Orange County Strike Team to visit businesses and conduct the investigation.
The investigations will be conducted by health officials, as well as compliance officers, who visit businesses without advance notice.
The Orange County Health Department is also looking to investigate several local bars, which the agency believes is the highest risk.
WWE issued the following statement.
“WWE is not open to the public, but rather operating on a closed set with only essential personnel in attendance. As part of on-going weekly testing protocols, Aventus Labs have administered more than 10,000 PCR tests to WWE performers, employees, production staff and crew resulting in only 1.5 percent positive cases as compared to the current national average of more than 5%. Additionally, extensive contact tracing takes place and impacted individuals are placed in 14-day quarantine and then only cleared after they test negative.”