The following was sent to the membership via the announce mechanism on Feb. 28th 2020, forwarded from IATSE International.
> Sisters, Brothers, Kin—
> As news coverage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, we want to update you with guidance and reassurance.
> While there is a potential public health threat posed by COVID-19, right now per the CDC, for the general American public, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.
> As this is a dynamic and evolving situation, we are closely following the most up-to-date guidance and information as provided by the Centers for Disease Control. In addition, we are in constant contact with our health plans and local health care centers to ensure the health and safety of our community.
> We will continue to provide information on any new developments that would impact our community and actions that would need to be taken. We strongly encourage you to visit the CDC for information regarding the virus, situation updates, personal protective precautions and recommendations for community preparedness. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
> Feel free to distribute as appropriate and necessary.
> In solidarity,
> IATSE Communications.