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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

We hope your week is off to a good start. Please continue to send your stories to the WFA team. As we ramp up for Fairgrounds Appreciation Month, in May, we want to share all the amazing things that you have done and continue to do. So whether it is a favorite fair memory or how you are dealing with setbacks due to COVID-19, we would love to hear about it!

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
 Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center 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! Assemblywoman Megan Dahle speaks with Cliff Munson, Western Fairs Assocation Chair
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle
I speak with Cliff Munson, Siskiyou Golden Fair Manager and Chairman of the Western Fairs Association, about the state of our local fairs and answer questions many members of our community are asking as we enter fair season...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Everything you wanted to know about Monterey County's COVID-19 alternative housing sites
MSN
The county of Monterey has set up several alternative housing sites throughout the region that could house farmworkers, homeless people and other residents in need of a place to safely quarantine...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
FROM THE INDUSTRY
 
 
 
 
NEW! Carnivals; concessionaires get creative during recent pandemic
Amusement Today
ASTERN and MID-WEST United States — As COVID-19 ravishes on, it is taking a toll on the hearts, minds and pocketbooks of all, including those in the portable amusement industry side of things...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Mnuchin Signals Crackdown on Business Aid; Experts Say Trump’s Testing Plan Falls Short
The New York Times
At least a dozen states forged ahead with strategies to ease restrictions. The Treasury secretary warned companies not to apply for small business aid if they aren’t eligible...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! See Which States Are Reopening and Which Are Still Shut Down
The New York Times
After weeks of shutdown, the nation is beginning to slowly, cautiously re-emerge...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! In Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, an Oxford Group Leaps Ahead
The New York Times
As scientists at the Jenner Institute prepare for mass clinical trials, new tests show their vaccine to be effective in monkeys...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: Guide to Independent Contractors' CARES Act Relief
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
If you are an independent contractor or are self-employed and don’t have any employees, here’s what you need to know about each program...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! House Foreign Affairs Committee launches inquiry into Trump's decision to suspended World Health Organization funding
CNN
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced Monday he is opening an inquiry into the Trump administration's decision to withhold funding to the World Health Organization...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
CDC adds 6 new possible symptoms of coronavirus
ABC News
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed over 205,000 people worldwide...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
How To Get $1,000 If You Are A Freelancer, Gig Worker, Or Independent Contractor
Forbes
Under the CARES Act passed on March 27, 2020, independent contractors, gig workers, and freelancers affected by the coronavirus crisis are eligible to receive a government grant of $1,000. The SBA sometimes refers to these grants as “advances,” but you are not required to repay this money to the government...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Americans in Stable Financial Positions Answer the Call to Donate Their $1,200 Stimulus Checks
Good News Network
Since the United States government began issuing stimulus checks to Americans this week, a group of volunteers from North Carolina has rallied thousands of people in stable financial positions to donate part of their stimulus checks to help people affected by COVID-19...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
 
 
 
 
WFA COVID-19 Communications
Featured Topic: Sponsorship & Relationships
Time: May 6, 2020 2:00 PM PST
Join Zoom Meeting: Link to Join
Phone: +1 (669) 900-9128
Meeting ID: 210 210 1776
Password: 1776
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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