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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

Today we have an interesting line-up of holidays with National Crawfish Day, National Cheeseball Day, National Ellis Island Family History Day, National Haiku Poetry Day, and National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day. Celebrate how you see fit!

Western Fairs Association is #WFAheretohelp in whatever way we can. Give us a call or send us an email, we would love to hear from you and how you are navigating through these uncertain times. 
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Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
San Bernardino County Fair & 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.
 
 
 
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Topic: WFA COVID-19 Communications Virtual Discussion
Time: Apr 22, 2020 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Join Zoom Meeting: Link to Join
Phone: +1 (669) 900-9128
Meeting ID: 210 210 1776
Password: 1776
 
 
 
 
WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
NEW! Fighting Coronavirus: Two Dozen RV-Style Self-Quarantine Trailers Arrive At Cal Expo
CBS Sacramento
Approximately two dozen RV-style trailers meant to help at-risk individuals self-quarantine during the coronavirus crisis have arrived at Cal Expo as part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to protect vulnerable populations during the outbreak, the City of Sacramento said...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! 71st annual Solano County Fair virtually a go
Times-Herald
With a hayride of county fairs and festivals canceling, the cause and effect — or, er, cows and effect — of COVID-19 is apparent...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Some Governors Look to Lift Restrictions, Despite Lags in Testing
The New York Times
Stocks jumped as investors rallied around efforts to reopen parts of the economy. Epidemiologists expect resurgent waves of infection that could last into 2022...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Trump Says States Can Start Reopening While Acknowledging the Decision Is Theirs
The New York Times
The guidelines released by the president effectively mean that any restoration of American society will take place on a patchwork basis...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Small business fund expires with deal out of reach this week
Politico
Lawmakers are at an impasse over how to allocate more money for the popular loan program...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! How Do Small Business Owners Help Themselves During The Pandemic?
Forbes
They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. This proverbial phrase likely resonates with many self-starting entrepreneurs who turned adversity into more than a cold beverage - but an entire lemonade empire serving others...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Here are 4 free resources that small businesses can access right now
CNN Business
In a race to save their companies, small business owners have been scrambling to stay afloat while also trying to navigate a complex web of federal and state aid and figure out their legal options...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Democrat calls for Senate to pass new small-business funds amid stalemate
The Hill
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is calling for the Senate to unanimously pass new small-business aid amid a stalemate among leaders in the upper chamber over the scope of the package...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: Small Business Grants Program
Facebook Business
We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time...APPLY NOW.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance: Points of entry and mass gatherings
World Health Organization
Questions and answers on mass gatherings and COVID-19...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Governor Launches Plan To Get Unemployment Benefits To Independent Contractors During Coronavirus Pandemic
CBS Sacramento
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Governor Gavin Newsom says the state is dealing with an unprecedented number of unemployment claims across the state...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Therapy dog, 'Dogtor Loki,' delivers 'Hero Healing Kits' to health care workers
Good Morning America
A therapy dog in Baltimore is bringing joy to health care workers through digital therapy dog visits...SEE MORE.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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