Official statement regarding COVID-19 “Coronavirus” and Furpocalypse 2020
Hello Furpoc Family,
As you’re all aware, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is a very serious and frightening situation. It has led to the postponement and cancellation of several conventions. We send our love and support to our fellow conventions being affected by this pandemic.
Due to the recent cancellations and rescheduling of events we are postponing our Dealer’s Den Application process by 2 weeks to allow dealers and vendors time to absorb recent changes so they may plan accordingly. We do not want our application process to cause undue pressure to our vendors in an already stressful time.
Right now, Furpocalypse is far enough away that we are still planning to have the event as scheduled and are only delaying the launch of our dealer’s application to allow the community time to adapt and make plans that are in their best interest. Our Board of Directors and Security Department have been monitoring the situation and will be reaching out to the City of Stamford, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), and seeking advice from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if necessary. The situation will be evaluated several more times as we get closer to October and if local state officials make a recommendation to not continue with a gathering of our size, we will take the appropriate action. We are hoping with all our hearts this global situation will be brought under control as quickly as possible, and the world can safely resume social activities.
As we prepare for the first Furpocalypse in our new hotel, we are being proactive in making the convention as safe as possible from the spread of viruses like COVID-19 by implementing highly-visible hygiene signage, hand sanitizer stations for attendees & staff in all our departments, and working with the hotel to try and keep surfaces sanitized.
To all the lives, families, and conventions that have been affected by this virus, we offer our love and support. We understand that last minute and sudden changes can affect the community as a whole and can change the way everyone plans and enjoys the many events this community has to offer.
Please continue to watch our social media and website for future updates, and please, keep yourselves and others safe.
From all of our Furpocalypse Staff and Family