During a press conference on Monday, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings discussed WWE continuing to run events in the county and state of Florida:
“Initially there was a review that was done and they were not initially deemed an essential business. With some conversations with the Governor’s office regarding the Governor’s order, they were deemed an essential business. So, therefore, they were allowed to remain open.”
Demings also commented on a WWE employee testing positive for the Coronavirus:
“In terms of the specifics associated with the wrestling personality who tested positive, I don’t know any of the details of that obviously because of HIPAA laws,” he answered.
“But, that’s like a little family. A small family of professional athletes that wrestle. And if one of my family members tested positive in my house, that would be concerning to me. We would have to make some provisions in our house to make sure that the rest of us not get infected. So I would assume that, from a business perspective, the WWE is doing that type of analysis of its own family.”