Salesforce cutting back on business travel due to coronavirus

Software firm has more than 2,000 Indy employees
Posted at 3:16 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 15:16:11-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A software company with more than 2,000 Indianapolis-based employees is cutting back on business travel in response to coronavirus concerns.

Salesforce, with headquarters in California and offices on Monument Circle, announced Monday it is prohibiting cross-border business travel by its workers, along with restricting all but the most critical domestic travel. Additionally, in-person customers events will be replaced with "digital experiences."

"We are monitoring the situation around the clock and will continue to update our approach as information becomes available from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and local authorities," according to Amy Weaver, Salesforce President and Chief Legal Officer.

The company is also asking employees to say at home if they have any kind of sickness. Workers are also encouraged to get a flu shot.

"Each one of us has a role to play in preparing ourselves and our families for potential disruptions, and our civic duty to help prevent future outbreaks," said Weaver.