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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,


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.


Today at 2:30 PM Pacific Time, the Western Fairs Association will be hosting another industry update and membership call. We invite our members to join in on our virtual discussion to collaborate amongst ourselves, discussing the diverse ways each of us are steering through our current reality. Please use the call-in information listed below:


Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us   /j/2102101776?pwd=ODRTK0pTb3FCTklrWStUcUc1ZDVJZz09

Number: 1 (669) 900-9128

Meeting ID: 210 210 1776

Password: 1776

 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: Western Fairs Association App
Along with the Western Fairs Association COVID-19 Updates webpage, the WFA mobile app also includes a full list of fair cancellations and easy access to our daily newsletters...DOWNLOAD THE APP.
 
 
 
 
WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
NEW! What's New at the Fair? Farming For Life Experience
Whatcom Conservation District
The 2020 Small Farm Expo speaker presentations will continue tomorrow morning! Hear from Chris Pickering of The Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center speak about the new Farming For Life Experience, a permanent exhibition learning space to be housed in a new Farm Pavilion at the Fairgrounds in Lynden...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Blue Hare Comix and Art
Portraits, Cartooning, Caricatures, Children's workshops to make comics and zines...CONTACT THEM.
 
 
 
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Wildly Successful Fair Planning
Fair Management Consulting including all areas of fair planning: operations, competitive exhibits, facility management, marketing, entertainment, layout, etc. Over 35 years fair management experience...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Coverage: U.S. Records Highest Death Toll in Single Day; Black Americans Disproportionately Hit
The New York Times
Democrats seek to double the White House’s latest request for emergency funding. New York State now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than Italy. John Prine, the country-folk singer, died in Tennessee...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! CDC director predicts lower death toll than previously forecasted
The Hill
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director predicted a lower death toll than the administration had previously forecasted due to the public’s compliance with social distancing...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! How to Reduce Your Car Insurance Costs During Coronavirus Pandemic
NASDAQ
Amid a pandemic, it’s no time to pay for things you don’t need, and that includes car insurance for an idle vehicle...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! CDC Considers Loosening Guidelines for Some Exposed to Virus
The New York Times
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are without symptoms...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! With Demand Soaring, Congress Weighs Adding $250 Billion in Small-Business Aid
The New York Times
Less than two weeks after enactment of a $2 trillion stimulus plan, the Trump administration is asking for a fresh infusion of funds to help businesses survive the economic damage of the coronavirus...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Financial Resources
Arizona Commerce Authority
Discover resources available for your small business and ways your business can contribute...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: Welcome to OnwardCA: Have you lost your Job?
OnwardCA
Losing your job amidst a pandemic is traumatic. OnwardCA is a resource that has been rapidly deployed by a broad coalition of companies, foundations, and humans who want to help. Help you get money or groceries or child care; help you upskill, reskill, or refresh; and help you land a great new job... EXPLORE PAGE.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
Watch Farmer Use His Tractor to Plow Massive Tribute to Healthcare Workers into His Field
Good News Network
A talented farmer has created his own heartwarming tribute to the British National Health System (NHS) by using his tractor to plough a giant rainbow into one of his fields...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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