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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

Happy Friday, April 10th! Today we celebrate National Siblings Day and National Farm Animals Day! So give your brothers and sisters a call and thank your local farmers for taking such good care of their animals!

Today millions around the world observe today as Good Friday. However, regardless of your religious affiliation, today is a day that we can all reflect on the many things that we are grateful and appreciative for. We hope that you are able to carry your good spirits into the rest of the weekend. 

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
Gold Country Fair 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.
 
 
 
 
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! Kern County Fairgrounds to be used as temporary COVID-19 isolation unit for homeless
23ABC
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County is now relying on the Fairgrounds to play a vital role in the fight against the coronavirus, now that 15 state owned trailers have been set up on the grounds to help quarantine the homeless...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Antelope Valley Fair Strong
Due to County, State and Federal government guidelines regarding public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has not been easy to reschedule and/or cancel AV Fair & Event Center events up until the end of May...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Confirmed Death Toll Nears 100,000 Worldwide
The New York Times
Every country needs the same lifesaving tools, but nationalist-minded leaders are jeopardizing access for all. Michigan will ban travel between homes. California saw a drop in patients in intensive care, but its governor said “one data point is not a trend.”...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Small-Business Aid Stalls in Senate as Democrats Demand More Funds
The New York Times
Democrats objected to an emergency infusion of $250 billion for small-business loans without more help for hospitals, states and cities. Republicans refused...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! CDC Director Redfield Speaks On The Potential Arc Of The Coronavirus
NPR
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Essential workers exposed to coronavirus can return to work if showing no symptoms, CDC says
USA Today
WASHINGTON – In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the Trump administration issued new guidelines to make it easier for essential workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 to get back to work if they do not have symptoms of the coronavirus...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! The Latest on the Biopharmaceutical Industry's Efforts to Beat Coronavirus
PhRMA
The Latest on the Biopharmaceutical Industry's Efforts to Beat Coronavirus America’s biopharmaceutical companies are committed to developing solutions to help diagnose and treat those with COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel strain of coronavirus...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
INTERESTING IDEA! Animals Are Just a Click Away
The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park may be closed for now, but you can visit the animals virtually from your own home... EXPLORE.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Tyler Perry Picks Up the Tab for All Groceries Purchased During Senior Shopping Hour at 73 Supermarkets
Good News Network
It’s not uncommon for movie mogul Tyler Perry to make national headlines for his good deeds—and this week, he is being praised by social media users around the world after he was revealed to be an anonymous benefactor for senior shoppers...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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