Agreed - my daughter's trip overseas was just canceled - to me this was dumb. They were traveling where there are no cases - so instead they are going to travel somewhere in the US - where there are many cases.
I really see no issue travel as long as you are not going to an area where there is a large outbreak.
In either case, I am not worried - she is a healthy teen so she will be as good being elsewhere as here around home.
Personally I think many in the local government have been acting as alarmist - and inconsistent - they canceled the St. Patricks Day Parade but will be holding the Boston Marathon - so it is pretty much up to the whim of our government which is worth the "risk."