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Councilmember Will Jawando to host daily virtual story time for young children beginning March 18

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

From the Office of Councilmember Will Jawando

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 17, 2020--Beginning on Wednesday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m., Councilmember Will Jawando will host a daily virtual storytime for children who are at home due to the COVID-19-related closure of schools.

Parents and children will be able to join these virtual story readings on Councilmember Jawando’s Facebook page, where the sessions will be streamed live.

“I love reading to my children: it educates them, fosters their imagination, keeps them engaged and takes their mind off of other things,” said Councilmember Jawando. “During this public health crisis, I think it is critically important to keep our young people engaged, and to help our parents who might be having to make big adjustments to their lifestyles and work schedules to look after their young children. I hope this will be a way for us to come together and deepen our sense of community during a difficult time.”

All Montgomery County Public Schools are closed until March 27 as Montgomery County and the State of Maryland respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. As of this morning there were 57 cases reported in Maryland, including 24 in Montgomery County. Parents can visit this page for information about meal sites serving breakfast and lunch for students. For more information on the County’s efforts to maintain public health and safety during this global pandemic, click here.

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Release ID: 20-097
Media Contact: Cecily Thorne 240-777-7811