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COVID-19: Industry Updates

Follow COVID-19 news and information for the amusement, FEC, and fitness industries. Check back often for updates.

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3/31/20

AAMA: COVID-19 Resource page
Vending Times: NAMA webinar to explain stimulus legislation’s impact on industry
NAMA: NAMA to host webinar about the CARES Act, April 2, 2020
Amusement Products: Response to COVID0-19
IAAPA: FECs & COVID-19: Be Prepared and Don't Panic
Vending Times: NAMA webinar to explain stimulus legislation’s impact on industry
Amusement Today: Polin: Stay hopeful! Stay strong! Stay positive! Stay connected!

3/30/20

AMOA: COVID-19 Resource and updates
Vending Times: Stay in the game: Working together, the amusement industry will survive COVID-19
Vending Times: NAMA provides letter to certify employees are providing ‘essential’ services during COVID-19 ‘shut-down’ orders
Fast Casual: Foodservice distributors praise passage of CARES Act, say more is needed
NEAAPA: COVID19 Federal Legislation Letter
Center for Women and Enterprise: Funding & Resources for Small Business During COVID-19 Crisis
Matt's Carnival Warehouse: Powers & Thomas Stays on Steady Course of Growth; Show adds New Equipment for 2020 season
IAAPA: Advice for FEC Owners and Operators During COVID-19

3/27/20

Amusement Today: Contact your US Representative today to protect the health of the attractions industry
Embed: Be A Game Changer During The Covid-19 Crisis
Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Science Center, Ripley’s reveal more at-home activities during coronavirus shutdowns
Lowenstein Sandler: Emergency Relief Legislation for Businesses and Individuals: CARES Act-Loan Programs
Matt's Carnival Warehouse: Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) Addresses Federal Relief for Fairs and Festivals
OABA: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Heads To President Trump’s Desk

3/26/20

IAAPA: The Fun Goes On - Attractions Go Virtual, Bringing Digital Entertainment to Families Worldwide
Carnival Warehouse: COVID-19 and the Future of Our Events - A Pandemic Planning Guide
Tourist Attractions and Parks: Industry Perspectives Leaders: You Are Doing the Right Things
Vending Times: ATM industry looks to federal lifeline amid COVID-19
Fast Casual: Webinar to offer guidance on controlling COVID-19 in food facilities
OABA: NPTC Update - How Fleets Are Coping with the Coronavirus
Amusement Today: Appalachian Festival at Coney Island
Tourist Attractions and Parks: A Message from the magazine President and Executive Editor
Vending Times: When it comes to COVID-19 it's essential to know who’s essential
Digital Signage Today: $2 trillion federal stimulus package includes help for convenience services

3/25/20

QSR Web: Yelp findings show consumer interests in pandemic-stricken US
Carnival Warehouse: Has COVID-19 Shutdown Delayed H-2B Worker Crisis for Carnival Companies?
MobilePaymentsToday: PayRange introduces instant cash access to mobile pay settlements for vending, laundry operators
Minority Media Inc.: Response to COVID-19
IAAPA: 'Virtual queuing' in Shanghai keeps park visitors safe
Vending Times: ​Insurance overview: How to protect your business from coronavirus
CNYCentral: Fair director discusses future of the New York State Fair amid coronavirus pandemic
Herald Banner: Hunt County Fair canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Community Impact Newspaper: Students, businesses feel the loss of Montgomery County Fair
NAMA: A Message From the CEO: NAMA is Here for You

3/24/20

Boston Business Journal: SBA loans leave financing gap for COVID-battered businesses
Kiosk Marketplace: National Restaurant Show canceled due to COVID-19 safety concerns
44 Business Capital, a division of Berkshire Bank: Small Business Relief Program Efforts
The Telegraph: Fair planners hope COVID-19 concerns will ‘go away quickly’​
Amusement Today: Stay in the Game: Overcoming COVID-19 in the American Amusement Industry
Fox 6 Now: ‘We’re calling on the community:’ Tommy Thompson Center at State Fair set up as PPE donation site
Vending Times: NRA show canceled due to COVID-19 safety concerns
CBS Chicago: Coronavirus Worries Prompt Cancellation Of Sweets & Snacks Expo At McCormick Place
LAI Games: LAI Games Temporarily Closing Dallas Office
ATM Marketplace: Following COVID-19: How the virus is affecting the ATM industry
Miami Herald: A 250-bed hospital going up on Miami-Dade’s Youth Fair grounds to help COVID-19 strain
OABA: Statement from the OABA President
IAAPA: Tips for Closing and Reopening Procedures for Parks Affected by COVID-19

3/23/20

Vending Times: NAMA cancels 2020 show in Nashville
Vending Times: Convenience services operators, suppliers sharpen safety focus
Vending Times: Foodservice distributors estimate losses of $24B in 3 months
Vending Times: Performance Food Group withdraws 2020 outlook due to coronavirus pandemic
Amusement Today: A message from the Showboat Branson Belle
Matt's Carnival Warehouse: IAFE Supports Members during Coronavirus Pandemic
Matt's Carnival Warehouse: Waterloo Tent and Tarp Announces Temporary Closing
Amusement Today: Waterloo Tent and Tarp Announces Temporary Closing
Fast Casual: Following COVID-19: How the virus is affecting the fast casual industry
IAAPA: How to Engage Guests When the Gates Are Closed
Embed: Surviving the Great Indoors

3/20/20

State of Florida Disaster Loan: Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Internal Revenue Service: Coronavirus Tax Relief
Vending Times: Following COVID-19: How the virus is affecting the ATM industry
Matt's Carnival Warehouse: The Coronavirus Shutdown: Texas & Florida Fairs Could Be the Last Until Memorial Day
IAAPA: Amusement parks to resume some operations in coronavirus-hit Japan
Fox 8 Cleveland: Cedar Point hopes to reopen Castaway Bay, amusement park in mid-May
Danville San Ramon: Contra Costa County Fair canceled due to coronavirus
IAAPA: Clear Communication and Preparedness: Q&A with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Kenneth Maguire
Salem Reporter: Temporary hospital to be installed on state fairgrounds in Salem, governor says

3/19/20

Firestone Financial: Our COO's Response During a Crisis
Vending Times: Following COVID-19 How coronavirus pandemic is impacting convenience services
Vending Times: Some COVID-19 aid for foodservice now a reality, more coming
Vending Times: Amusement associations to update members on COVID-19 assistance
Vending Times: European Vending Association advises consumers vending machines are safe to use

3/18/20

Center Edge: How Your FEC Can Navigate Times of Uncertainty
NICA: COVID-19 Announcements from NICA and partners
Shaffer Distributing Company: COVID-19: Important Update
OABA: COVID-19 Update: Urgent Call to Action Required
Bob Cooney: Coronavirus – What Should You Do Now?
Vending Times: Amusement associations to update members on COVID-19 assistance​
CBS News: These fitness studios are live-streaming workout classes for free during the coronavirus outbreak

3/17/20

Gibtown Showmen's Club: "Hit the road Bar b Que" Postponed
AMOA and AAMA: The COVID-19 Crisis: AMOA and AAMA Seeks to Obtain Information to Assist Its Members
Matt's Carnival Warehouse: Statement from Wade Shows to the Industry Regarding COVID-19​
Vending Times: Amusement industry players adjust operations in response to coronavirus​

3/16/20

Replay Magazine: Industry Responds to Virus 
Matt's Carnival Warehouse: COVID-19 News & Resources
IAAPA: Member Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)​
Firestone Financial: Firestone Financial to Offer Assistance to Customers Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/15/20

Small Business Trends: 4 Tips to Manage Sales During the Coronavirus Outbreak

3/13/20

Betson Enterprises: Response to COVID-19
Vending Times: Coronavirus disruption begins for convenience services
OABA: Message From 2020 Chair, Debbie Powers

3/11/20

IAAPA: Creating COVID-19 Resources for Staff
Small Business Administration: SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Protecting your finances during the Coronavirus Pandemic

3/9/20

Vending Times: The coronavirus is here; what is your contingency plan?

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