The COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation or postponement of a multitude of furry conventions including Furnal Equinox, Thaitails and Gateway Furmeet. The pandemic also is attributed to the rise of online furry conventions like Cozy Con and Down Home FurCon. Also as a result of the pandemic, the 2019 Ursa Major Awards were announced via an online presentation for the first time in its history.
- "COVID-19 pandemic causes furry convention closures and delays worldwide..." Posted on Flayrah 2020/03/14, retrieved 2020/03/14
- "Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, securing a venue for the Award Presentations has become impossible. Therefore, this year's winners will be announce online only. We hope to have a video done for this purpose which will be shown within a few weeks of the ballot closing..." Posted on Twitter March 28, 2020. Retrieved 19 April, 2020
- "New Ownership; Updated Logo & More" Fender's journal on Fur Affinity posted 2021/02/01, retrieved 2021/02/02