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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

Fairgrounds Appreciation Month starts in just a couple of days! Gather your fair photos and get ready to share our incredible industry with the world! Whether it is a favorite fair memory or how you are dealing with setbacks due to COVID-19, we would love to hear about it! Remember to tag us on social media and use #WFAHereToHelp!

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
Amador County Fair and 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.
 
 
 
 
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 WFA COVID-19 Communications
Featured Topic: Sponsorship & Relationships
Time: May 6, 2020 2:00 PM PST
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Phone: +1 (669) 900-9128
Meeting ID: 210 210 1776
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WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
NEW! Virus leads to new business for local family
SanTan Sun News
As with countless millions, the pandemic and the ensuing economic turmoil rocked the household of Kim and Dominic Palmieri...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! To Front Line Workers, From Skip Banks
Skip Banks
This one goes out to all you Front line Workers we appreciate everything you have done and continued to do we Love you from the bottom our hearts...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Have COVID-19 Symptoms? Arizona State Fairgrounds Now Has Testing
The Copper Courier
Arizonans now have a new way to get COVID-19 testing at the Arizona State Fairgrounds near downtown Phoenix, Banner Health officials said Monday...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Butte County’s coronavirus testing equipment ready
Enterprise-Record
CHICO — There were no active confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Butte County as of Tuesday. During Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Butte County Public Health Director Dannette York gave a presentation with some updates on how the county is handling the pandemic...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! State testing site coming to Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
KRCR
 A state-run testing site in Butte County will be able to test 90-100 people per day at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Butte County Public Health Director Danette York updated supervisors Tuesday about the site which is one of 86 sites announced by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve rural and underserved communities...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! State testing site coming to Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
KRCR
 A state-run testing site in Butte County will be able to test 90-100 people per day at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Butte County Public Health Director Danette York updated supervisors Tuesday about the site which is one of 86 sites announced by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve rural and underserved communities...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! We'll Ride Again Video
Calgary Stampede
We'll Ride Again...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Grim G.D.P. Data Does Not Fully Capture Pandemic’s Effects
The New York Times
The G.D.P. plummeted, but because widespread layoffs and shutdowns hit at the end of the quarter, economists say it will fall much further. Officially, more than 53,000 have died, according to The Times’s count, but death rates suggest the true toll is far greater...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Treasury Vows to Recoup Virus Relief Aid Claimed by Big Companies
The New York Times
The Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said the administration would audit any company that received more than $2 million...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
INTERESTING IDEA: Disney World & Universal Orlando Theme Parks Reopening Roadmap Includes 50% Capacity In First Phase
Deadline
It’s clear there will be major changes at Central Florida’s major theme parks, including Disney World and Universal Orlando, when they begin to reopen as coronavirus restrictions ease...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: Assisting businesses with key questions regarding evolving COVID-19 orders and restrictions.
Husch Blackwell
Husch Blackwell has developed this resource center to monitor and update the rapidly emerging COVID-19 rules, restrictions, orders and guidance. These range from business restrictions and gathering limitations to full-scale shelter-in-place orders and the expiration of these orders...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Apple Maps now shows COVID-19 testing sites
The Verge
Apple Maps will now show COVID-19 testing sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico (via TechCrunch). When you search using terms like “COVID-19 test” or “coronavirus test,” places that offer COVID-19 tests will be marked on your map...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
SGN Potluck: Some Good News with John Krasinski Ep. 5
Some Good News
John Krasinski highlights some good news around the world and brings in his friends Guy Fieri, Martha Stewart, David Chang, and Stanley Tucci for an SGN potluck...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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