April 2020 FS Update
Due to the various efforts put in place all around the world to slow down as much as possible the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), the IFS-UN team together with Niantic have decided to cancel all April #IngressFS events.
While we know how much joy community gatherings can bring, we want to guarantee yours and your loved ones health and safety. Cancelling the events is the responsible move to protect us all, especially the most vulnerable people in our communities. We encourage you to stay home and avoid public spaces with large crowds, and to follow the directions given by your Health Departments as well as the World Health Organization.
We thank you for your understanding of the situation.
Words from IFS-UN Members
我們與大家一同抗疫，共渡艱難時光! 疫情期間，大家都要照顧好自己，照顧好身邊的人，健健康康的。期待在疫情過去後，在 IngressFS 活動時給予小伙伴們一個溫暖的擁抱啦。努力照顾好自己是需要的，不过我相信有你在，有大家在，我们一定可以发挥我们努力的本领成就最大。We will fight through the virus and get through this difficult time together! – Alex Li
Para aquellos que están tristes por el distanciamiento social, recuerden: ¡Un abrazo virtual hoy, para tener uno real mañana! ¡Ganaremos! For those saddened because of social distancing, remember: A virtual hug today for a real one tomorrow. Everything will be alright guys! We’ll beat this! -Claudia Leon
Stay strong agents. There is always another month! – Connor
It is important to us that agents and the communities we are all in are safe. We love and care for these communities so we encourage everyone to please take care of themselves and their families in this trying time. IFS will come back! We look forward to seeing everyones wonderful events once the threat is gone. -Ishira
We sympathize with the confirmed cases and want you to know we got your backs. The measures we have taken are for the good of all. -Aline
FS has been through good times and bad, we’ve even managed to seamlessly continue through Niantic’s split with Google to run for 65 consecutive months. The fact we’ve had to cancel the first FS in 5 years just goes to show how much of a heavy decision we’ve had to make in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. Please take care agents and look out for each other. – Jordon
Announcement from NIA
Niantic has posted their announcement on the Community forum, quoted below:
We have made the decision to postpone or cancel the following events:
- April 4 First Saturday: All global events have been canceled.
- April 25 Lexicon Hexathlon: All 15 events have been postponed (Announced Mission Days following the Hexathlon event will also be postponed).
- May 9 Requiem Anomaly: This event has been postponed.
- May 9 – July 3 NL1331X: This event has been postponed (Announced Mission Days associated with NL1331X will also be postponed).
The registration for Requiem and Lexicon scheduled to open today will be postponed to a later date. We are looking into alternate dates within the next 12 months and will provide an update as soon as possible.
Given the varying degrees of impact and risk from location to location, there is no one-size-fits-all solution across our live events. We will continue to monitor the risk level assessments for each country and observe guidelines from global health experts and local authorities. Updates to the rescheduled dates and registration details will be announced as soon as possible.
Our top priority will always be the health and safety of everyone who attends and puts on our events. We understand that many people have been planning for and looking forward to these events for a long time and we look forward to getting these back on the calendar soon.
We thank you for your understanding.
Ingress Events Team