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Given the ongoing concerns and questions regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are introducing the Daily Update to provide a good representation of global news coverage regarding this quickly evolving outbreak and its impact on the event and fair industry.

 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
 
 
Best Practices Guidelines- COVID-19 Response
In a matter of days and on what seems to be on the receiving end of a fire hose, our homes, our work, our understanding of what to expect has pivoted, ricocheting into uncharted territory... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
WFA COVID-19 Communications Virtual Discussion
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. We encourage you to attend and participate in this vital virtual discussion. JOIN US.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
FROM OUR MEMBERS
 
 
 
 
Webinar: State of the Fair Industry, Crisis Management and Initiatives
Young Professionals
This is a free webinar for any fairgrounds personnel who wish to attend, organized through the Young Professionals across several fair associations... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Sponsor Sales w/ Canceled Events Because of Coronavirus
EventHub
No one can predict when festivals will again be permitted nationwide — the industry has never before faced such uncertainty. As such, are eager to update our previous conversation and frame the current climate for sponsorship sales.... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Fairplex Coronavirus Information
Fairplex
The safety of Fairplex guests and employees is our No. 1 priority. We are in the business of helping families make good memories, but even more important to that, our goal is to ensure that when they are here, they have a safe and fun experience.... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
Small Business Relief Tracker: Funding, Grants And Resources For Business Owners Grappling With Coronavirus
Forbes
Some 30 million American small businesses are high on the coronavirus’ list of victims. Nearly half of these companies say the pandemic is to blame for unprecedented revenue declines... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Supporting Small Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus
White House
President Donald J. Trump is working to provide financial relief for small businesses harmed by the coronavirus outbreak... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Surgeon General on COVID-19: 'This week it's going to get bad'
CIDRAP
Today the Surgeon General of the United States, Jerome Adams, MD, said on the Today Show that this week could get bad for many Americans who will face a growing rise of COVID-19 cases in their communities... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Whatever It Takes: How the Fed Aims to Rescue the Economy
New York Times
The central bank is using tactics from the last financial crisis and deploying new ones to keep money flowing. Here are the basics... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Tokyo Olympics Postponed until 2021
NBC Sports
The IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers agreed to move the Tokyo Games to 2021....READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Coronavirus sets off industry scramble for aid from Washington
The Hill
The coronavirus outbreak is prompting a wide range of industries and companies to press Washington for financial relief from the economic fallout...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Here's Your Comprehensive Guide to All the Events Canceled Because of the Coronavirus
Time
Read on for a list of everything that’s been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic below....READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Trump orders National Guard, building of medical facilities in NY, Calif., Wash.
The Hill
President Trump on Sunday said the National Guard had been activated in New York, California and Washington and that the federal government would provide additional resources to help those states combat the coronavirus....READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
People Are Now Stocking Little Free Libraries With Toilet Paper and Food for Neighbors in Need​​​​​​​
The Good News Network
There are more than 75,000 registered Little Free Libraries around the world—and people are now converting them into Little Free Pantries for their communities during the COVID-19 crisis.... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
      
 
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