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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.


Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8th at 2:30 PM Pacific Time, the Western Fairs Association will be hosting another industry update and membership call. 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. Please use the call-in information listed below:


Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us   /j/2102101776?pwd=ODRTK0pTb3FCTklrWStUcUc1ZDVJZz09

Number: 1 (669) 900-9128

Meeting ID: 210 210 1776

Password: 1776

 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
FROM THE INDUSTRY
 
 
 
 
Special Edition: Industry Reacts to COVID-19 Pandemic
Amusement Today
The Special COVID-19 Edition digital issue showcases the strength of the industry in these challenging times...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
NEW! County prepares for surge of COVID-19 cases
23ABC News
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Today in a press conference Governor Gavin Newsom shared the importance of alternative care sites, and hospitals preparing their facilities for expansion, as COVID-19 cases are projected to rise... CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! National Guard heading to Yakima to set up testing site
YakTriNews
YAKIMA, Wash. – The Washington state National Guard will be heading to Yakima County to help the health district and emergency management...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Lockdowns Show Signs of Working, but New Challenges Emerge
The New York Times
A senior White House official warned the Trump administration in January that a pandemic would cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, remains in intensive care. China reported its first day since January with no deaths...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! 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.
 
 
 
 
NEW! WHO says coronavirus vaccine and treatment research has ‘accelerated at incredible speed’
CNBC
Research to develop vaccines and treatments to fight the coronavirus has “accelerated at incredible speed,” World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! CDC director downplays coronavirus models, says death toll will be 'much lower' than projected
ABC News
One of the nation’s top public health officials suggested Monday that because Americans are taking social distancing recommendations “to heart,” the death toll from the novel coronavirus will be “much, much, much lower” than models have projected...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Wall St. Rallies as Investors Take Heart in Signs of Progress: Live Updates
The New York Times
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday and global markets extended Wall Street’s rally from the day before amid continued signs that the coronavirus outbreak may be peaking in a number of hard-hit places...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! How Will We Know When It’s Time to Reopen the Nation?
The New York Times
Experts offer four benchmarks that can serve as a guide for cities and states, eliminating some of the guesswork...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: Welcome to OnwardCA: Have you lost your Job?
OnwardCA
Losing your job amidst a pandemic is traumatic. OnwardCA is a resource that has been rapidly deployed by a broad coalition of companies, foundations, and humans who want to help. Help you get money or groceries or child care; help you upskill, reskill, or refresh; and help you land a great new job... EXPLORE PAGE.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: Free Money For Small Business: Two Loans You May Not Have To Repay–That You Should Apply For Now
Forbes
Congress did something unprecedented this week in terms of direct financial assistance for small and medium-sized businesses. There’s very little paperwork involved, the upside is impressive, and this article will tell you how to take advantage...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: COVID-19 Response & Preparedness
HBE
As we navigate the uncertain environment created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, HBE continues to take measures to protect the health and safety of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. This includes efforts to ensure that we reduce the risk of spreading the virus in our workplace while also maintaining communication with our clients in an efficient manner...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Morning Boost
Today Show
Little boy’s grandma cheers him up with a doughnut in his mailbox...WATCH NOW.
Woman films sidewalk filled with neighborhood kids' sidewalk chalk hearts...WATCH NOW.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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