For Immediate Release
Date:  March 11, 2020 

Contact:
 
John A. Meza
jmeza@borderplexalliance.org 
(915) 213-9445
 
 
Statement on COVID-19 and 30-Day Travel Ban
 
 
EL PASO  -  Today, Jon Barela, CEO of The Borderplex Alliance, released the following statement in reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic and 30-day ban on Europeans traveling into the U.S.: 

"Overcoming this unique challenge will require swift bipartisan action in Washington and historic international cooperation. I urge lawmakers, business leaders, and citizens to heed the warnings of health care professionals and make rational, fact-based decisions from the best science available. In our interdependent world, I expect the economic fallout from this virus to reach every part of the country, including the Borderplex region. Business sectors ranging from tourism to manufacturing can expect adverse consequences. The faster we all work together, the quicker we can contain this virus, save lives, and keep the economy moving."

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About The Borderplex Alliance:
The Borderplex Alliance is a binational, private sector led regional economic development organization that has as its main objective the integration and promotion of the economies of El Paso, Texas; Cd. Juarez, México; and Southern New Mexico.