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CERN Club Activities for ALL during COVID-19

Some CERN clubs are able to continue activities during confinement, please click here to have more information.

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Focus on the General Assembly of Tuesday 30 June 2020

Due to the health restrictions applied to date, the General Assembly of the CERN Staff Association (SA) was held remotely via ZOOM for the first time in its history. The General Assembly is, as every year, a privileged moment during which you can inform yourselves but also support by your votes the actions that the Association has carried out during the past year as well as the work program for the coming year. We would like to warmly thank all the people who took part in this event, which, despite its new format, brought together more than 90 people.

Le Jardin des Particules is enjoying a well-deserved holiday after a hectic end of year disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis!

Exceptional location, exceptional organization

Le Jardin des Particules (JDP) has again this year experienced an exceptional situation that has led to many changes in the organization of the structure. Indeed, COVID-19 forced us to close our doors on March 16 and all the children and staff had to stay at home. And it was only from mid-May that the gradual resumption, first of the crèche, then of the school, could be achieved by strictly following the health instructions issued by the State of Geneva and CERN. This enabled the children to return to school before the end of the school year.

Partial resumption of the CERN Club activities

Ever since CERN went into Safe Mode in March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most CERN clubs, apart from those which have been able to continue online, have endured a hiatus of several weeks.

With the current relaxation of lockdown in the Host States, clubs have been champing at the bit to resume activities. At the most recent Enlarged Directorate (ED) meeting, a decision was taken to permit those CERN Clubs whose activities take place off the CERN site to resume their activities, so long as they commit to and are in compliance with the Host State regulations regarding COVID19.

Public meeting on 12 June: thank you for your participation!

Dear Colleagues,

the Staff Association (SA) would like to begin by thanking the employed and associated members of personnel who participated in the public meeting on June 12, 2020. We would also like to thank the CERN audio-visual team who made it possible to record this event, which you can still consult on this link.

This week at the Staff Association

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