International Men's Club of Zug

  • 2020-08-03 12:10 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)

    Now that the Swiss federal government has relaxed the regulations regarding CoViD/Sars 2, we have resumed normal Stammtisch meetings.  Please note, however, that the federal government has ordered the wearing of face masks in public transportation as of Monday, July 6th, and there is pressure to require face masks in all public venues.  Please note that restrictions also apply to those arriving from other countries.  Details can be found in this brochurePlease consult our calendar for the latest information on club activities.  To prevent unauthorized access to virtual meetings, you may have to log in to see some of them.

    The Canton of Zug has has tightened up regulations since the recent wave of infections among patrons of bars and clubs.  Effective Monday, July 13th, no more than 100 persons may be present at once, and no more than 30 to a room.  Please see this bulletin for details.  Zug has also established central coordination for those needing help owing to the pandemic.  For further information, please see this brochure or this article in Zug4You.  The Fachstelle Migration Zug (FMZ) also has a list of sources of information about the Swiss federal government's measures against CoViD-19.  Here is some general information about pandemic countermeasures from Zug's Department of Economic Affairs (Volkswirtschaftsdirektion). Further information on the recent updates of federal policy regarding unemployment insurance and large gatherings can be found here.

    For the latest news and authoritative information on CoViD-19, please consult the websites of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO)COVID-19 Information for Switzerland has excellent visualizations of the latest available data for Switzerland.  A good source of visualizations of international data is Our World in Data.

    Many misconceptions about the virus and measures against it are in circulation.  Please refer to the WHO Myth-Busters page and the Wikipedia page, "Misinformation related to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic" for details.  The independent British fact-checker is also a good source of verified information about CoViD-19 / SARS-CoV2.  Their website includes some good tips for assessing the veracity of information yourself.

    Those who would like to know more about the available diagnostic technology may find this IEEE article interesting.  A major manufacturer of the mentioned PCR diagnostic equipment is right here in Canton Zug: Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz. 

  • 2020-06-09 17:58 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)

    The City of Zug's Building Department invites those who are competent in German to submit input for the development concept which is currently in planning.  Please visit this web page by 22 June to provide your input on 4 different topics which the city government has proposed for discussion, or pose additional questions.

  • 2020-04-10 11:47 | Roger Brooks (Administrator)
    Residents of Canton Zug with an annual income of less than CHF 120,000 (according to salary certificate/s) who don't own stocks, shares or have complex financial asset structures can get their tax returns completed at the Fachstelle Migration Zug for a modest fee.   Please see the FMZ website for further information, including suggestions for those who don't meet the FMZ criteria.


Current Newsletter

August – September 2020:  Welcome to the August Newsletter.  Due to Covid-19, the events section is consolidated in the Editorial – but please note the Summer Party on 23rd August at the Siehbachsaal from 11:00. (register on the Club Website here) and the “History of the Industrialization of Zug” with Apéro and Vineyard Tour on 29th August. Registration is also required.

In this edition there are articles on Biodegradability of plastics from Remo, a Smart Home project I did during Covid-19 lockdown (just because I could), an article on Discrimination by Muthana, a travellers perspective on Porto by Roger, a really interesting (and much more productive) lock-down project by Chris Hill and a report on hiking in the Tödi region from Joe.  I hope there is something interesting in it for each of you.

As ever, thanks to all the contributors for their time and effort, without which the Newsletter would be a dim shadow of what it is now.

Suggestions for additional articles are always welcome.

Stay free of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and keep healthy.

International Men's Club of Zug (IMCZ)

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