U.S. President Suspends Travel from Europe, except the UK, for Thirty Days
March 11, 2020
As many of us tuned into our television sets to watch President Trump deliver an address to the nation from the Oval Office, we learned of his decision to suspend all travel from Europe for the next thirty days. Citing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus in Europe, travel restrictions were imposed for all of Europe with the exception of travel to/from the United Kingdom. Travel restrictions are set to become effective this Friday at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
We understand that this news is disturbing for all of us and creates a number of questions for which immediate answers are not available. Be assured, your MEC Officers will be meeting with Senior leadership of the corporation first thing tomorrow morning in Chicago. We will continue our advocacy on your behalf as we seek to improve our understanding of the impact of these most recent decisions.
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