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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. This morning you will see some new features including our "We are here to help" campaign, and "What are our members doing?" Please share with us what you are doing during this troublesome time and join us in showing the world what fairs can do even in times of emergency.

 
 
 
 
 
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… let’s show the extensive reach of the Fair Industry. Post your own example - using the attached #WFAHereToHelp sign - of how you, members of the fair industry, stand to serve in your unique way. Join in as we flood social media with a viral campaign showcasing how impactful our industry truly is. Let us all do what we do best: serve our communities...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.
 
 
 
 
WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
Send us some of the amazing things that you have been doing, to share with the industry!
 
 
 
 
NEW! STEAM Activity for Kids
Alameda County Fair & Alan Bruess
CALLING ALL ADVENTURE SEEKERS! Are you ready for a fun, EDUCATIONAL, at-home adventure? Take a few minutes to watch our video by the talented Alan Bruess and teach the kids (or adults) in your life a thing or two... CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! County Fair Cinnamon Roll rolls on despite event cancellations
ABC30
For decades, Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls has served its homemade rolls to the Valley at events like the Big Fresno Fair. Now they're dealing with an uncertain schedule... CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Virtual Stock Show
These are challenging and uncertain times for fairs and jackpots across the country. We understand because we are in the show business too. Virtual Stock Show is a complete turn key solution that allows you to accept virtual entries, have them judged, and award your exhibitors... CHECK THEM OUT.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: U.N. Warns of Global Instability and Conflict
The New York Times
President Trump told of “hard days that lie ahead” as his top scientific advisers released models predicting that the U.S. death toll would be 100,000 to 240,000...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! How Small Businesses Can Succeed With Online Optimization
Forbes
The label “small business” can sometimes feel like both a blessing and a curse. If you’re a small business owner, you’re likely proud, and rightfully so, of all you’ve done to earn the privilege of being your own boss, while simultaneously thinking of ways to grow beyond being a small business... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Tips: Frequently Asked Questions and Advice
The New York Times
As the coronavirus outbreak has become a pandemic, it has left thousands of people dead, reaching nearly every continent...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! How to Apply for Small Business Loans Under the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill
The Wall Street Journal
The aid package provides $349 billion to guarantee loans to small businesses. Here’s how it will work based on the bill approved by the Senate...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! CDC says diabetes, lung disease, heart disease and smoking may increase risk of severe coronavirus illness
CNBC
People with diabetes, chronic lung disease, heart disease or those who smoke may be at increased risk of developing severe complications if they get infected with the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Ways and Means Committee COVID-19 Resources
Ways and Means Committee Democrats
Resource page including CARES Act Resources, Families First Coronavirus Response Act Resources, IRS Guidance, and much more...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Combating the Coronavirus
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is compiling a list of programs providing financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. For nonprofit assistance, see Candid’s list of funds for coronavirus relief...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: Help wanted amid coronavirus pandemic: These companies are hiring
Fox Business
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, major companies are looking to ramp up their workforces to meet the demand for critical products such as food, household essentials and medical supplies... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Man Doggedly Completes Half-Marathon on His Balcony for Charity Following COVID-19 Shutdown
Good News Network
A determined English runner completed a half-marathon from his quarantined home earlier this week by running the length of his balcony 5,000 times... READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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