Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

Happy Friday! In each Newsletter, you will notice all of the amazing things that our membership is doing during this trying time! Continue to send your stories by replying to this email, or by tagging WFA on social media. Help us show the world how #WFAheretohelp!

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
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.
NEW! Safe Distance Event, organized by @driveuporegon
Brad's World Reptiles
Come on! Get out of the house! Bring the whole family down to Animal Avenue DriveupOregon.com for SAFE DISTANCING self guiding adventure!...CHECK IT OUT.
NEW! Virtual Silly Circus Show for WFA Members Only
Silly Circus Show
If you have kids, and are a member of the WFA, you are invited to a very special Virtual Silly Circus Show! I am an entertainer, and I have been a WFA member for the past few years. I figured out how to create a wonderful & engaging streaming show for kids ages 4-7...CHECK IT OUT!
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump to Sign Aid Deal; States Struggle With Soaring Jobless Claims
The New York Times
The $484 billion relief package aims to prop up small businesses but has no money for state governments. The maker of Lysol and other disinfectants issued a warning against improper use of its products after President Trump touted their power to kill the virus...READ MORE.
NEW! This is where all 50 states stand on reopening
More than 97% of the US population is currently under a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life as we know it. But worries for the economy -- and people's mental health -- are raising the question: When will things go back to normal...READ MORE.
NEW! House passes $484 billion relief package after weeks of partisan battles
The House approved a nearly $500 billion coronavirus rescue package that delivers emergency aid to small businesses and hospitals after two weeks of negotiations between party leaders and the White House...READ MORE.
NEW! Save your bacon: A real meat shortage looms with virus shutdowns
Americans could start to see shortages of pork, chicken and beef on grocery shelves as soon as May as major packing plants swept by the coronavirus remain shuttered and the nation’s massive stockpiles of frozen meat begin to dwindle...READ MORE.
NEW! Everything is not fine: Kids can tell when parents suppress their stress
Science Alert
New research finds that parents suppressing feelings of stress around their kids can actually transmit those feelings to the children. The study found that children had a physical response when parents tried to hide their emotions...READ MORE.
NEW! Fauci: Coronavirus immunity cards for Americans are ‘being discussed’
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, revealed Friday the federal government is considering issuing Americans certificates of immunity from the coronavirus, as the Trump administration works to better identify those who have been infected and restart the U.S. economy in the coming weeks...READ MORE.
RESOURCE: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
As part of the federal CARES Act, the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits who are out of business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic...READ MORE.
RESOURCE: Market Animal Sale Options & Regulations
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
The cancellation of many county fairs and junior livestock auctions, due to the novel coronavirus situation, is creating a lot of heartache and uncertainty for junior livestock exhibitors who have invested money and time in their market animals...READ MORE.
INTERESTING IDEA: Stagecoach Announces 'Stagecouch Weekend' With Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and More
Pop Culture
The annual country music festival Stagecoach was scheduled to take place in Indio, California from April 24-26, but organizers postponed the event to October due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of letting the original weekend pass by, a special broadcast has been announced titled Stagecouch Weekend, airing on SiriusXM The Highway during what would have been Stagecoach's original weekend...READ MORE.
RESOURCE: A Marketer's Guide to Canceled Event Communication
It goes without saying this is an unprecedented time for the event and conference industry. Thousands of events are being postponed or canceled and there’s currently no clear path to when this cycle will end. It’s enough to make even the most seasoned event marketer want to toss their cookies. The good news is, you are not alone...READ MORE.
Here’s who is hiring right now, amid a bleak jobs picture
With many non-essential businesses forced to close, workers across the country are suddenly facing extended furloughs or lay-offs. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% — from 3.5% — its highest level since August 2017, and it will likely climb much higher...READ MORE.
Publix Supermarkets Are Buying Food From Struggling Farmers So They Can Use it to Feed Families in Need
Good News Network
This week, US supermarket chain Publix announced a new initiative to purchase fresh produce and milk to assist farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic...READ MORE.
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