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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

Fairgrounds Appreciation Month starts tomorrow! Check the newsletter and social media for daily themes, and join us as we share with the world everything that our fairgrounds and fair family do to serve our communities. We look forward to seeing your stories... and get ready for #FairgroundsAppreciationMonth!

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta is #WFAHereToHelp
 
 
NEW! Proud Member of Western Fairs Association Digital Stamp
We are proud to have you all as members, check out our new Digital Stamp to include on your website, social media, or email signature...DOWNLOAD TODAY!
 
 
 
 
NEW! Proud Member of California Fairs Alliance Digital Stamp
We have rebranded and are ready to take action, CFA members we appreciate you! Here is your new Digital Stamp to include on your website, social media, or email signature...DOWNLOAD TODAY!
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
 
 
 
 
 WFA COVID-19 Communications
Featured Topic: Sponsorship & Relationships
Time: May 6, 2020 2:00 PM PST
Join Zoom Meeting: Link to Join
Phone: +1 (669) 900-9128
Meeting ID: 210 210 1776
Password: 1776
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
NEW! Mouse In The House
The Puppets & Players Theatre
The release of Mouse In The House this Saturday May 2, 2020 at 6pm pacific time! Join the cast live on our FB page facebook.com/puppetsnplayerstheatre for a release party and celebration of our new film...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Kern County Fair board to ask state for emergency funding
KGET
The Kern County Fair Board says the county fair needs urgent funding from the state as it is losing money at a rapid pace, otherwise it may force a cancellation of the Kern County Fair for good...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
FROM THE INDUSTRY
 
 
 
 
NEW! Some of the California fairs will be forced into closer – Why some fairs won’t make it to 2021
KRCR
Fairs make their money off mass gatherings- the last thing California plans to ease restrictions on. Industry officials say some fairs might not see 2021...CHECK IT OUT.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Unemployment Surges to Over 30 Million in Six Weeks
The New York Times
Federal guidelines on social distancing, expiring today, will not be renewed, President Trump says. Dozens of bodies were found decomposing in trucks at a Brooklyn funeral home. Trump officials are said to have urged spy agencies to link a lab in Wuhan to the virus...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Trump Seeks Push to Speed Vaccine, Despite Safety Concerns
The New York Times
The president wants a coronavirus vaccine widely available by the end of the year, even though his public health experts say it will take at least a year to 18 months...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Large trial yields strongest evidence yet that antiviral drug can help COVID-19 patients
Science Mag
A candidate treatment for COVID-19 has shown convincing—albeit modest—benefit for the first time in a large, carefully controlled clinical trial in hospitalized patients...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! No Tokyo Olympics Next Year Unless COVID-19 Can Be Contained, Japan's Abe Says
NPR
The Tokyo Olympics, already delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, might not be held at all unless COVID-19 can be contained, Japan's prime minister said Wednesday...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Update: California ‘Gig’ Workers Now Allowed To File For Unemployment Benefits
MSN
After of waiting weeks for some form of state assistance, thousands of unemployed gig workers in California could finally begin filing for unemployment benefits on Tuesday...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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 

Pakistan Hires Thousands of Newly-Unemployed Laborers for Ambitious 10 Billion Tree-Planting Initiative
Good News Network
Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has driven thousands of workers into unemployment, the Pakistani government has found a way to provide jobs to their citizens while also reforesting the nation...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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