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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

Yesterday the Western Fairs Association held another membership wide call, which included association leadership reports and a time for our members to ask questions and get answers. Most importantly the call allowed the Western Fairs Association membership to check-in and see each other. One of the main themes of the call was to stay in communication with one another. Members challenged each other to reach out to at least three fellow members each day, whether it is fair to staff, a fellow division member, or an old friend. We thank you all for your resistance and adaptability. It is truly amazing to witness all of the amazing things that each of our members is doing, even in the darkest of times. 

On a lighter note, Today is National Unicorn, National Name Yourself Day, as well as National Cherish an Antique Day. So however you choose to celebrate, whether it be by giving yourself a new name for the day, breaking out some old spring decorations, or making a matching unicorn horn and protective mask, we hope you find a little joy in doing so!

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
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...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.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: Western Fairs Association App
Along with the Western Fairs Association COVID-19 Updates webpage, the WFA mobile app also includes a full list of fair cancellations and easy access to our daily newsletters...DOWNLOAD THE APP.
 
 
 
 
WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
NEW! Pima County Fair donates billboards to help get local shelter animals adopted
KVOA
TUCSON - After COVID-19 forced the Pima County Fair to be canceled this year, the fair board decided to turn this unfortunate circumstance into something positive...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Solano County Fairgrounds begins COVID-19 testing
Times Herald
The mood was quiet, eerie and extremely cautious at the Solano County Fairgrounds on Wednesday at a drive-through coronavirus testing site made available to first responders, health care and essential workers who live or work in Solano County...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Additional Aid Stalls in Senate; New York Hospitalizations Slow
The New York Times
16 million U.S. workers filed for jobless benefits in the last three weeks. The virus is ravaging the Navajo Nation. A sailor assigned to the Theodore Roosevelt is in intensive care in Guam...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Bankers plead with Trump: Fix small business rescue plan
Politico
Problems with the Small Business Administration system have fed the anxiety of small businesses desperate to survive as the country shuts down...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! New study investigates California's possible herd immunity to COVID-19
KSBW8
MONTEREY, Calif. — Researchers at Stanford Medicine are working to find out what proportion of Californians have already had COVID-19. The new study could help policymakers make more informed decisions during the coronavirus pandemic...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
INTERESTING IDEA! The Social Distancing Festival
This is a site for celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing amazing talent, and coming together as a community at a time when we need it more than ever... EXPLORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Turns Urban Life’s Roar to Whisper on World’s Seismographs
The New York Times
Geoscientists are getting a clearer picture of what’s going on beneath our feet as lockdowns keep many of us at home...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: COVID-19 ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN APPLICATION
SBA
SBA is collecting the requested information in order to make a loan under SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to the qualified entities listed in this application that are impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The information will be used in determining whether the applicant is eligible for an economic injury loan. If you do not submit all the information requested, your loan cannot be fully processed...APPLY NOW.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: ​​​​​​​COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs
IRS

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "FFCRA"), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: Financial Resources
Arizona Commerce Authority
Discover resources available for your small business and ways your business can contribute...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
How to Reduce Your Car Insurance Costs During Coronavirus Pandemic
NASDAQ
Amid a pandemic, it’s no time to pay for things you don’t need, and that includes car insurance for an idle vehicle...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
16-Year-Old Has Been Using His Flying Lessons to Deliver Medical Supplies to Rural Hospitals Fighting COVID
Good News Network
16-year-old TJ Kim may not have his driver’s license yet, but he has been flying planes all over Virginia in order to deliver medical supplies to rural hospitals fighting the novel coronavirus...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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