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CAA Restricts Travel for Employees Due to Coronavirus Concerns

This might affect CAA’s attendance at the SXSW Film Festival which will start March 13

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has restricted travel for its employees, writing in an email on Wednesday that international and domestic travel will be restricted “for at least the next two weeks.”

The email noted that employees can get permission to travel should their plans to get on a plane be “business-critical.” Of course, this may affect CAA’s attendance at the 2020 SXSW Festival, which is set to run from March 13 to March 20 in Austin, Texas.

A spokesperson for CAA has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. International travel is restricted for two weeks, with the team set to reevaluate after that time period.

CAA would not be the first Hollywood entity to cancel plans to attend the festival. On Tuesday, Amazon Studios announced it would also be dropping out of the festival in response to the spread of the coronavirus. SXSW 2020 has seen a wave of cancellations from major tech and entertainment industry players, including Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.

As of Wednesday morning, 129 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the U.S., and nine people have died from the disease domestically, according to the New York Times. Those account for over 94,000 cases worldwide with 3,221 deaths.