Good Morning,

Welcome to another day of the Daily Update from the Western Fairs Association. We hope to provide a good representation of global news coverage regarding this quickly evolving outbreak and its impact on the event and fair industry.

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.
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.
PRCA COVID-19 Updates
Visit the PRCA updates site for a full list of PRCA events that are canceled, postpones, and still on schedule... VISIT SITE.
Congress and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
The New York Times
Senators and Trump administration officials reached an agreement early Wednesday on a sweeping, roughly $2 trillion stimulus measure to send direct payments and jobless benefits to individuals as well as money to states and businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic....READ MORE.
US on track to become next coronavirus epicenter, but there's time to reverse course, health official says
There's still time to stop the United States from becoming the next epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a World Health Organization spokeswoman told CNN on Wednesday... READ MORE.
FDA Approves More ‘Rapid’ COVID-19 Coronavirus Tests For Use On Frontlines
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is approving more rapid molecular diagnostic tests that can be used in temporary screening locations, doctor’s office labs and nursing homes to detect the Coronavirus strain COVID-19 within a half hour... READ MORE.
The Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund
James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation recognizes the dire situation the food and beverage community is in due to the COVID-19 pandemic... READ MORE.
Trump Wants U.S. ‘Opened Up’ by Easter, Despite Health Officials’ Warnings
New York Times
President Trump said on Tuesday that he wanted to reopen the country for business by Easter, on April 12, despite widespread warnings from public health experts... READ MORE.
GoFundMe Launches Relief Initiative to Help Small Business Impacted By COVID-19 in Partnership with Yelp
Today, GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, launched the Small Business Relief Initiative to support those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...READ MORE.
WHO officials say at least 20 coronavirus vaccines are in development in global race for cure
The World Health Organization is working with scientists across the globe on at least 20 different coronavirus vaccines with some already in clinical trials in record time — just 60 days after sequencing the gene...READ MORE.
Small Business Relief Tracker: Funding, Grants And Resources For Business Owners Grappling With Coronavirus
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.
Here's Your Comprehensive Guide to All the Events Canceled Because of the Coronavirus
Read on for a list of everything that’s been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic below...READ MORE.
Woman holds daily mini-parade to cheer her neighbors during outbreak
New Mexico woman holds mini-parade in her neighborhood to cheer up her neighbors during the outbreak... WATCH VIDEO.
Stay safe and healthy!