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TFEA is asking all members to please complete the Covid-19 Economic Impact Survey.

TFEA COVID-19 Task Force Webinar Series

"Best Practices for Festivals. Fairs, and Events Dealing with the COVID World" 2:30 pm, Thursday, August 6, 2020

The future of the Festivals, Fairs, and Events industry is still plagued with uncertainty for event producers as we try to predict what the new world will look like when we become able to get back to the business of producing festivals, fairs, and events. As Governor Abbott’s Opening Guidelines change and we must adhere to state policies, event coordinators are faced with the challenge of instilling a level of confidence in attendees to feel it is safe to return to our community celebrations.

Join Joe Vera, CFEE, Assistant City Manager City of McAllen, IFEA World Board Member, TFEA Chairman of the Board; Yajaira Flores, CVE, Director, City of McAllen Convention Center and McAllen Performing Arts Center and Jessica Bybee-Dziedzic, Director of Client Operations, Saffire, IFEA Association Partner, TFEA Secretary/Treasurer as they discuss the guidelines, expectations, and technology that festival, fair, and event planners are preparing for in the Post-COVID world.

Moderators: Kay Wolf, CFEE, TFEA Executive Director and Jessica Bybee-Dziedzic, Saffire

Register in advance for this webinar by clicking here

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Each week the TFEA Board and COVID-19 Task Force will be hosting a free COVID-19 Task Force Round Table Webinar with information, and resources to assist you in the day to day challenges you are facing. The webinars will be held every Thursday at 2:30 pm.

If you miss a webinar you can find the recording on the TFEA Website by clicking here.

Executive Order Regarding Social Gatherings

March 31, 2020 - Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The protocols direct all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. The Governor’s Executive Order renews and amends his previous order enforcing federal social distancing guidelines for COVID-19, including closing schools and instructing Texans to avoid eating or drinking at bars and restaurants.

These orders will be effective on a statewide basis starting at 12:01 AM on April 2, 2020 and will end on April 30, 2020, subject to extension thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and the recommendations of the CDC.

View the Governor's Executive Order.

March 19, 2020 - The Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott has issued the following Executive Order No. GA-08 relating to COVID- 19 preparedness and mitigation.
Effective 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020, subject to extension thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and the recommendations of the CDC:
Order No. 1: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
See Full Executive Order Here


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