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IAAPA Updates Amusement Park Industry Amid Corona Virus Concerns

EXTENDED CLOSURE AT DISNEY WORLD (For the First Time in Forever)
Amusement Parks are closed across the nation to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Disney World Resort closed on March 15 at the end of business. A definite opening day has yet to be announced.

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As the global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to spread rapidly and impact attractions around the world, concern for your business, health and safety remains top of mind. IAAPA is here to support you, advocate on your behalf, and provide valuable resources during this time.

Below are initiatives and resources from IAAPA:

IAAPA Urges Senate for Relief Requests to Mitigate the Attractions Industry

Today, Hal McEvoy, CEO & President, IAAPA sent a letter to all United States Senators that outlines requests for the attractions industry to be included in COVID-19 relief legislation:
  • Provide $250 billion of immediate liquidity to maintain employment at travel-dependent businesses such as attractions through a Travel Workforce Stabilization Fund.
  • Provide an Emergency liquidity facility to stabilize the industry.
  • Tax relief - Allow businesses experiencing coronavirus-related financial distress to defer tax liability.
  • Other critical provisions to protect employees and businesses.

Small Business Call Today with the White House

You are cordially invited to participate in a conference call with the White House today, March 20 at 3:45 PM EST regarding the COVID-19 response for the small business community. Please register here. Call in information will be received upon registration.

*Please note this call is intended for small businesses. Due to capacity restrictions, please limit registration to one line per small business. This call will be recorded.

Department of Homeland Security and FEMA Weekly Updates

The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FEMA's Office of Response and Recovery Logistics Management Directorate are holding weekly update calls regarding COVID-19. The teleconference will include an overview of the current situation, a discussion on supply chain issues, updates from available regions or sectors, and will conclude with an open forum for questions and information sharing. If interested in listening in, please click here for details.

I encourage you to stay connected with IAAPA to help you navigate this ever-evolving situation. The IAAPA Coronavirus Resource Page is continuously updated with timely resources to help you stay informed.

We understand the uncertainty you may be experiencing during this time. As always, IAAPA is committed to supporting you and responding to your needs.

If there is anything we can do to help, please let me or the IAAPA North America team.


John Hallenbeck
Vice President and Executive Director
IAAPA North America
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