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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

We hope all of our Moms out there had a great day yesterday! Welcome to another week of Fairgrounds Appreciation! Today's theme for Fairgrounds Appreciation Month is Carnivals! Send your support to our carnivals today! Make sure to tag us on social media and use #FairgroundsAppreciationMonth and #WFAHereToHelp. We are looking forward to seeing all of the ways you are sharing what our amazing industry does! We have loved seeing all of your posts so far! Keep up the great work!

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Proud Member of Western Fairs Association Digital Stamp
We are proud to have you all as members, check out our new Digital Stamp to include on your website, social media, or email signature...DOWNLOAD TODAY!
 
 
 
 
NEW! Proud Member of California Fairs Alliance Digital Stamp
We have rebranded and are ready to take action, CFA members we appreciate you! Here is your new Digital Stamp to include on your website, social media, or email signature...DOWNLOAD TODAY!
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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WFA COVID-19 Communications
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Time: May 20, 2020 2:00 PM PST
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WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
NEW! Drive-in movies back in Stanislaus County due to coronavirus. Here’s where they’ll be
The Modesto Bee
The drive-in movie is back in Stanislaus County and beyond...CHECK IT OUT!
 
 
 
 
FROM THE INDUSTRY
 
 
 
 
NEW! Fair Food Is Pivoting to Drive-Thru This Summer
Food & Wine
As far as PPE is concerned, a car is bulky and expensive, but it certainly keeps you apart from other people—a fact event organizers are taking advantage of. Drive-in movies are having a resurgence, and some artists have tried drive-in concerts...CHECK IT OUT!
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Fed Chair Says Struggling Economy May Need More Aid
The New York Times
Millions more U.S. residents left their homes this week, according to an analysis of cellphone data. Dr. Anthony Fauci said reopening too soon risked a resurgence. County fairs are moving online...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: The   Event   Safety   Alliance   Reopening   Guide
Event Safety Alliance
For  Event  Professionals  During  the  COVID-19 Pandemic...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Five Ways to Monitor the Coronavirus Outbreak in the U.S.
The New York Times

To help provide a detailed picture of the past, present and future of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, here are five ways of thinking about it in hundreds of metro areas across the country, using data compiled by The New York Times. This page will be updated regularly...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! House Democrats Unveil $3 Trillion Pandemic Relief Proposal
The New York Times
The proposal was immediately rejected by Senate Republicans, who called it too large and far-reaching...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Testing czar predicts U.S. can conduct up to 50M coronavirus tests per month by fall
Politico
Giroir skirted questions from Sen. Patty Murray about whether the administration would include hard numbers and targets in a strategic testing plan...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Creating Shelter in the Storm: Pivoting Your Business in Response to COVID-19
Business.com
The COVID-19 crisis has made it necessary for many commercial companies to shift their business models quickly. Many are repurposing their assets to create new value, protect the brand and survive...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
INTERESTING IDEA: Six Flags introduces new guest reservation system to ensure proper social distancing
Amusement Today
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced the launch of an innovative, new guest reservation system...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus live updates: Trump admin to ramp up syringe production for future vaccine
NBC
Seeking to ramp up the nation’s capacity to administer a possible COVID-19 vaccine, the Trump administration has signed a $138 million deal with the makers of an innovative syringe...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! WHO: ‘Potentially Positive Data’ Emerging on Coronavirus Treatments
US News
The drugs, which the World Health Organization official did not name, seem to be limiting the severity or length of the disease...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! California State University system to stay online, leaving fall sports in air
ESPN
The 23-school California State University system will primarily remain in a virtual learning model this fall as the country continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, CSU chancellor Timothy White said Tuesday. That raises questions about the ability for member schools to field athletic teams for the rest of 2020...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: Resilience Roadmap – Local Variance Attestations
CA Department of Public Health
A county that has met certain criteria in containing COVID-19 may consider increasing the pace at which they advance through Stage 2 of California's roadmap to modify the Stay-at-Home order...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Door-to-door high school celebration
ABC News
ABC News’ Rachel Scott reports on a Texas high school principal who went the extra mile to honor seniors graduating from Wylie High School...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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