As of May 1, 2020: In conjunction with the latest local advisory, the swissnex Boston physical location will continue to ...

Coronavirus Notice

As of May 1, 2020

Wearing a mask in public, is in effect state wide and failure to do so could result in a fine.

“Effective Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Governor Baker issued an Order requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition. Full details are outlined in the May 1 Order.”  – Mass.gov

As of April 28, 2020

In conjunction with the latest local advisory, the swissnex Boston physical location will continue to be temporarily closed until further notice.

Additionally, in accordance with the City of Cambridge for those in the area of the office it is now required that face coverings be worn in all public places, businesses and common areas of residential buildings. “The order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29 ,..violations may be punishable by a $300 fine.”

Stay healthy and safe,
swissnex Boston team


As of March 23, 2020.

In an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 and in conjunction with the local advisory, swissnex Boston physical location will be temporarily closed beginning March 24, 2020 until further notice.

If you have questions or would like to get in touch, please call us +1 (617) 876-3076 or email info@swissnexboston.org

In the event of an emergency, please contact the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York at +1 (212) 599-5700 or email them at newyork@eda.admin.ch

Stay healthy and safe,
swissnex Boston team


March 17, 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. At this time, all of our public events through April 19th have been cancelled. The health and safety of our staff, event attendees, and partners are our highest priority, and we will be responding to FDFA (Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) Directorate for Resources related guidelines, and recommendations provided by the City of Boston and Cambridge to ensure our community is kept safe.

Please see our website for further details about changes to Café des Sciences, the Swiss Startup Meet-Up, and our SXSW panel, 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)
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (travel advice and representations in CH)
Federal Office of Public Health (CH)