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 the latest information from Zug's Department of Economic Affairs (Volkswirtschaftsdirektion).

    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.  Roche also expects to have quicker and less expensive antibody tests available by the beginning of May.

  • 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

June - July 2020 :  This Newsletter is a little shorter than usual due to the pandemic.  There is not much in the way of “Events” news and the normal Travel & Leisure section is missing.  However, there’s still 12 pages of information and entertainment for your edification and delight, much of it with a Covid-19 theme.  Muthana has contributed an article on the history of pandemics, Christian gives his perspective on the investment climate, Remo continues his series on protein sources with his article on artificial meat and Joe has an article on alternative uses of ski masks.  I have an article on living with Covid-19 and there’s the usual Humour section.

As always, my thanks to all the contributors for their excellent articles.  If any of you have any feedback or suggestions for the Newsletter, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Stay safe

International Men's Club of Zug (IMCZ)

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