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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

Happy Monday! Today we celebrate National Babe Ruth Day, National Prime Rib Day, and National Tell a Story Day. Today we encourage you all to tell your story. Share with the world what you are doing during this time, or what you were doing last fair season. Send your stories to the WFA staff or tag us on social media, so that we can pass the message along. Whatever the story may be, share it so that we can continue to build better fairs.

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
Olde Tyme Ice Cream 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.
 
 
 
 
WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
NEW! Assemblywoman Megan Dahle speaks with Cliff Munson, Western Fairs Assocation Chair
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle
I speak with Cliff Munson, Siskiyou Golden Fair Manager and Chairman of the Western Fairs Association, about the state of our local fairs and answer questions many members of our community are asking as we enter fair season...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Fair Food Friday: Pick up your favorite fair foods curbside at Alameda County Fairgrounds
KRON4
Fairs across the country have canceled as the shelter in place continues. Lucky for you in the Bay Area, the Alameda County Fairgrounds are still making it possible for you to have your favorite fair foods...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Social Distancing Will Last Months, Birx Says, as States Ease Limits
The New York Times
About three million cases have been detected around the world, and the global death toll passed 200,000. States gradually allowed some business to resume even as social distancing remains the norm....READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! CDC adds 6 new possible symptoms of coronavirus
ABC News
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed over 205,000 people worldwide...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Trump signs $484B economic relief package to help small business, hospitals, boost testing
ABC News
President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $484 billion package to help small businesses, hospitals and first responders, as well as increase nationwide testing for the coronavirus...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! How To Get $1,000 If You Are A Freelancer, Gig Worker, Or Independent Contractor
Forbes
Under the CARES Act passed on March 27, 2020, independent contractors, gig workers, and freelancers affected by the coronavirus crisis are eligible to receive a government grant of $1,000. The SBA sometimes refers to these grants as “advances,” but you are not required to repay this money to the government...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! More PPP Funding Approved, Questions Remain Unanswered
National Law Review
On April 24, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a $484 billion stimulus package, including an additional $310 billion of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which ran out of funds earlier this month...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! An aggrieved Trump blames press for furor over disinfectant comments as Birx defends him
CNN
The furor over President Donald Trump's toxic suggestion that the coronavirus might be treated with an injection of disinfectant mounted Sunday as the President avoided the briefing room and one of his top medical advisers insisted his remarks were misinterpreted...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
EDD
As part of the federal CARES Act, the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits who are out of business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: Market Animal Sale Options & Regulations
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
The cancellation of many county fairs and junior livestock auctions, due to the novel coronavirus situation, is creating a lot of heartache and uncertainty for junior livestock exhibitors who have invested money and time in their market animals...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: A Marketer's Guide to Canceled Event Communication
Feathr
It goes without saying this is an unprecedented time for the event and conference industry. Thousands of events are being postponed or canceled and there’s currently no clear path to when this cycle will end. It’s enough to make even the most seasoned event marketer want to toss their cookies. The good news is, you are not alone...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Morning Boost
Good Morning America
Dad uses trash cans to create mini train for neighborhood kidsDad uses trash cans to create mini train for his kids...WATCH NOW.
See how dad who handles coronavirus samples connects with his 6-year-old daughter...WATCH NOW.
2 Oregon moms organize neighborhood ‘zoo’ (with stuffed animals...WATCH NOW.
 
 
 
 
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Time: May 6, 2020 2:00 PM PST
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Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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