To Mask or not to Mask that is the question

We used to wear masks over our eyes for theatre, play, to sleep or perfidity, now we've got them on our mouths and noses for... protection. Whether the throw-away kind or reuseable cloth, bought or homemade, white or bright colors, solid colored or print masks are here to stay for a while. By desire or force they have become part of our everyday accessories, as important to pick up when going out as your phone. You'll always remember the year that those vacation pictures were taken. 2020 is clearly discernible. Here are 3 different mask experiences, thoughts and analyses from Italy, Canada and Paris. It's interesting to have perspective from a variety of places. (PS: If you would like a free homemade washable mask, just stop by Bill & Rosa's Book Room!)

Basilica San Vitale Ravenna, Italy Italy

Our "cousin" website and magazine Easy Milano, which serves English speakers in the Milan, Italy area, has recently published an article titled English Speakers Di…

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Support the Franco-British Sillery Foundation

The Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Hertford British Hospital Charity have created a solidarity initiative, under the high patronage of the British Ambassador to France and the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, to support the work of the Franco-British Sillery Foundation in the Essonne department which is actively engaged in the fight against the Covid-19 virus.

Since the beginning of the health crisis, the Franco-British Sillery Foundation's people with disabilities have been involved in the collective effort to combat the effects of the Covid-19 virus in the communities where they are present, at six of their sites in France. The Foundation makes masks, treats linen, provides daily meals to the staff of medical-social establishments, makes oxygen bottle caps for Air Liquide, packages hydro-alcoholic gel and more.

The Franco-British Sillery Foundation is in urgent need of funds to continue its emergency health work, b…

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NEWS from Anglophone Paris community businesses and organizations

Many businesses and organisations of Anglophone Paris have new information to share concerning their operations during COVID-19. To help you find your way around, FUSAC is bringing this information together in one place for free. 

The rubrique Community News and Covid-19 allows anglophone Paris to get the word out about how they might be impacted during the pandemic -- modified opening hours and/or reopening dates, social distancing protocol, new services, special offers, delivery / pickup options, outreach to the community, etc. Click the link today to what your favorite or local English speaking businesses and professionals are up to and how they are adapting.

Make a post for your activity: The Community News and Covid-19 rubric is a good place to share crucial information about your Anglophone Paris business or organization during these changing times and the good news is the listings are free of charge. To post your message all y…
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