Coronavirus Notice

March 9, 2020.

With the current status of COVID-19 in Switzerland and in the USA, our upcoming programming has been affected, with some events and activities being cancelled or postponed until later this year. The health and safety of our staff, event attendees, and partners are our highest priority, and we will be responding to the guidelines of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and recommendations provided by the City and County of San Francisco to ensure our community is kept safe.

Please see our website for further details about changes to GDC, the Swiss Startup Roadshow, the Swiss Startup Night, and follow us on social media for regular updates about changes to our programming.

Below are some guidelines on how to stay healthy and where to find the latest information about the COVID-19 for both the United States and Switzerland.

Reducing Risks of Getting Sick

  • Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds (pro tip: the Happy Birthday song lasts about 20 seconds if you sing it, don’t hesitate to use it as a reference)
  • Do not shake hands anymore (pro tip: elbow bump, ankle bump, distance greetings)
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Stay home if you’re sick

Useful Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (most accurate local updates about COVID-19)
Information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
Information from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (travel advice for Swiss citizens; German/French/Italian only)