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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

We hope you had a wonderful Easter Weekend. As we navigate what seems like week 500 of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that our newsletters serve as a helpful tool. If you would like to be featured in the newsletter for one of the amazing things that you are doing during this troublesome time, tag us on social media or simply respond to this email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
San Diego County Fair is #WFAheretohelp
 
 
NEW! We Are Here to HELP Digital Campaign
Western Fairs Association and our members are HERE TO HELP as we navigate our way through COVID-19. Today more than ever we are seeing our local, state, and national governments call upon the fair industry to assist during times of crisis; nationwide, Fairgrounds stand to serve. Let’s make #WFAHereToHelp travel the world...JOIN THE CAMPAIGN.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: WFA COVID-19 Updates Webpage
The Western Fairs Association COVID-19 Updates webpage includes a full list of fair cancellations, resources, and information by country and state. This page is updated daily... VISIT OUR SITE.
 
 
 
 
WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
NEW! Contra Costa Co. Preparing Fairgrounds for Potential Patient Surge
NBC Bay Area
The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch will be converted into a site to care for patients diagnosed with new coronavirus should the need arise, county health officials said Friday...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! UMS Banking Survival Kit
UMS Banking powered by Celero
Celero’s mission is to help small businesses nationwide compete and win, and in these unprecedented times, we would like to provide you with additional helpful resources...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Long lines form in northwest Fresno for drive-thru cinnamon rolls
ABC30
If you've been craving sweet cinnamon rolls, you're certainly not alone here in the Valley and you'll have another chance to get your fix...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Drive-thru coronavirus testing site set for Lake Perris fairgrounds
The Press-Enterprise
Riverside County’s fourth appointment-only, drive-thru, testing site for the novel coronavirus will open Tuesday, April 14, at the Lake Perris fairgrounds, county officials announced Friday, April 10...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Cruisin' For A Cure
One day car shows with PSA testing fro free...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: As Social Curbs Slow Spread, Pressure Grows to Ease Them
The New York Times
Policymakers around the world are debating when and how to start reopening businesses. Earlier interventions on the West Coast may have limited the virus’s effects. A major meat plant closes indefinitely after nearly 300 workers test positive...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! The Humble Phone Call Has Made a Comeback
The New York Times
The volume of phone calls has surged more than internet use as people want to hear each other’s voices in the pandemic...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Large-scale COVID-19 antibody testing study launched in California
ABC News
LOS ANGELES — As Los Angles County reaches over 9,000 reported COVID-19 cases and nearly 300 deaths, a huge unknown remains here and across the nation: How bad is it?...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Top UK scientist: '80 percent' confident a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by September
The Hill
One of Britain's top scientists is "80 percent" confident that a vaccine for COVID-19, which has killed over 108,000 people globally, could be ready by September...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Republicans double down on small business funding amid congressional stalemate over more Covid-19 aid
CNN
A stalemate over increasing funding for an emergency small business loan program deepened on Saturday when Republican congressional leaders said they would not consider including what they described as Democrats' "unrelated demands."...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: List Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Loan And Grant Programs
Forbes
Small businesses have been hit hard by mandatory closures and safety measures required to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...APPLY NOW.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs
IRS
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "FFCRA"), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Morning Boost
Today Show
  • Health care worker reunites with her little girl after month-long separation...WATCH NOW.
  • Watch these little boys in China reunite after 2 months of separation...WATCH NOW.
  • Woman working at home gets surprise proposal via ‘training video’...WATCH NOW.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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