In view of the resurgence of CoViD-19 cases, we are holding our Stammtisch virtually. Please consult our calendar for the latest information. To prevent unauthorized eavesdropping, you will need an authorization code to join, which will be distributed in our President's weekly e-mail bulletin. If you aren't yet on our mailing list, just contact any board member.
The federal government has announced several changes in policies to combat the pandemic in its press conference yesterday, Wednesday, 24 Feb. The new regulations take effect next Monday, 1 Mar. and remain in effect until 22 Mar. The changes include allowing shops, museums, zoos and sports facilities to reopen with limited numbers of people present. The local government has published summary of the new information here. The Federal regulations and recommendations can be found here. Please note changes in restrictions that apply to those arriving from other countries.
The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has launched a website summarizing the recent statistics. An overview of the current measures and a list of FAQ are posted here. A document detailing regulations in the Canton of Zug is posted here. Two vaccines have received temporary approval for use in Switzerland. Residents of Canton Zug can register for vaccination here. Here is some further information about the local response to CoViD form the Zug Health Dept. Currently only those over 75 are being vaccinated here. Meanwhile, it is possible that the seasonal flu vaccine will provide some cross-immunity, particularly for those who have received the vaccine annually over a long period of time.
The Canton of Zug has 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.
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. Another good source of statistics for Switzerland is this page from the Tages-Anzeiger, which is updated daily. 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, "COVID-19 misinformation" 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.