Twitter announced yesterday all nonessential employee travel is banned until further notice due to the coronavirus threat. This includes CEO Jack Dorsey’s SXSW appearance.
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Twitter has banned all non-essential employee travel.
Twitter joins the ranks of Amazon and Google to halt nonessential employee travel due to the coronavirus threat.
This means the company is also pulling out of SXSW, where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was scheduled to give a keynote address, according to CNET’s Erin Carson. In past years, Twitter has hosted speakers and events at its “Twitter House” at SXSW in Austin, Texas, which takes place in mid-March.
The company announced the ban yesterday in a blog post and said, “We also have the responsibility of ensuring that the health and safety of our employees and partners is not compromised. We have continued to monitor the situation closely and are adjusting our internal policies to respond to this rapidly-evolving situation. On February 29, we informed our people and started notifying partners that we are suspending all non-critical business travel and events.”
“This policy is effective immediately and will continue until the World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control deem it appropriate to step back from pandemic precautionary measures or when a vaccine becomes available.”