Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

Welcome to another week filled with the Western Fairs Association Daily Updates. We hope our newsletters find you safe and well, as we continue to bring you relevant and up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources that are available to you. Please remember that the Western Fairs Association is here for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out. We thank and commemorate you all for your collaboration and undeniable resilience. 

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! How to Survive COVID-19 as a Small Business or Event Organizer.
Afton Tickets
Today I cover the best action steps small businesses and event organizers can take in order to ensure long time survival of your business or event during this COVID-19 crisis... READ MORE.
NEW! Santa Clara County repurposes fairgrounds to protect homeless from coronavirus
San Jose Spotlight
Santa Clara County will soon use its fairgrounds to shelter at least five dozen homeless residents and provide trailers to socially isolate people with mild cases or symptoms of coronavirus in its latest effort to limit the spread of the pandemic... READ MORE.
Senator Roy Blunt Addresses Federal Relief - Fairs and Festivals
Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo), 4th ranked Representative in the Senate, addresses federal relief and the impact COVID-19 has had on festivals and fairs - March 24, 2020... WATCH NOW.
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Extends Social Curbs After Estimate of 200,000 Deaths
The New York Times
Americans were told to avoid nonessential travel and gatherings of more than 10 people until at least April 30...READ MORE.
NEW! Getting Cash For Your Small Business Through The CARES Act
As an advisor who supports small businesses and runs in a lot of small business circles, I’ve seen a lot of pain, fear and anxiety these past few weeks...READ MORE.
NEW! Mnuchin Says Small Business Loans Up and Running This Week
The Washington Post
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he expects to have a small business loan program up and running in the coming week while workers can expect aid from the $2 trillion stimulus package in the form of direct deposits or checks in about three weeks... READ MORE.
NEW! Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines Through End of April
The New York Times
The president, facing grim figures from his health advisers, starkly reversed an earlier upbeat assessment that the country could relax the guidelines by Easter...READ MORE.
NEW! Help for Small Business
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is compiling a list of programs providing financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. For nonprofit assistance, see Candid’s list of funds for coronavirus relief...READ MORE.
What You Can Do to Support Your Community During COVID-19
During these challenging times, it’s crucial to support those in your community. Here are some practical ways to do so...READ MORE.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy...READ MORE.
They're hiring! Companies seek thousands of new employees amid the coronavirus pandemic
ABC News
While the coronavirus outbreak has left thousands lining up for unemployment, it has also changed the hiring landscape for pharmacies, online retailers, teleworking communications and shipping companies looking to bolster staffing in order to meet the recent surge of demand... READ MORE.
Maryland Teens Go On Grocery Store Runs for Seniors and Vulnerable Neighbors Amid COVID-19 Fears
The Good News Network
These two teens’ big hearts and their break from high school in Maryland was the highlight of 73-year-old Jimmy Kraft’s week... READ MORE.
Stay safe and healthy!