2020, What a Year

We’re almost halfway through 2020, and boy what a wild ride it’s been.
Fortunately, the number of cases here has been steadily decreasing and we’re getting back to normal…or whatever will be our new normal. We spent the holiday weekend at a spa hotel to get out of the house and relax a bit. It was nice to have a meal that I didn’t have to cook, and let’s be honest-the hotel chef had far superior skills than me.

Speaking of dining out, I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at the June Business Dinner. We understand though that not everyone feels comfortable socializing just yet, so Programs is also organizing a July 4th BBQ. It should be easier to maintain the 2 meters outdoors, and hopefully the case count will continue to go down between now and then.

I hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful summer! I know some of you may be spending your summer here instead of abroad, so feel free to share your discoveries and tips for a fun Swiss summer!

I’ll start: the hiking club last week did a part of the Panoramaweg above Lake Thun. You can see the route by clicking here. We started in Aeschiried and made across the Panoramabrüke and down to Leissigen. It was a picturesque and fairly easy hike.The hike had a picnic area with tables, and someone had hiked all the way there just to post the social distancing rules on the tables. It was one of the more Swiss things things I’d seen. Rules are rules – even while hiking.

Genevieve Schneider
President, AWC Bern
gro.n1597489908rebcw1597489908a@tne1597489908diser1597489908p1597489908

Below is the link to the Swiss Government website where you can get updates in English. It remains the most reliable source of information on the situation in Switzerland.
https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbruecheepidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novelcov.html


And here is the link to the CDC’s page for recommendations on how to prevent the spread of this virus. Spoiler alert: the most important tip is to wash your hands well and often!
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

Genevieve Schneider
President, AWC Bern
gro.n1597489908rebcw1597489908a@tne1597489908diser1597489908p1597489908


Below is the link to the Swiss Government website where you can get updates in English. It remains the most reliable source of information on the situation in Switzerland.
https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbruecheepidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novelcov.html

And here is the link to the CDC’s page for recommendations on how to prevent the spread of this virus. Spoiler alert: the most important tip is to wash your hands well and often!
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html