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.
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Netflix and chill?
We're not saying this is inspired by recent events that fill us with terror and insomnia, but we are saying that if you happen to relate to that feeling, here's a list of very cathartic movies about virus outbreaks to get you through it. Whether you want realism, fantasy, horror or maybe computer stuff, we have you covered. Feel free to take a personal day and not leave the house while you watch. And, before you ask: This whole gallery could have been nothing but zombie movies, so we decided to limit things to just Zombie movies that make the disease aspect front and center.