On Thursday, March 12, Gov. Tom Wolf issued an order that requires the closure of all public and private Montgomery County schools including their transportation systems beginning Friday, March 13, through March 31. This order includes schools of all types, such as pre-K, higher education and private schools. State-licensed child care programs (center, group and family providers) in Montgomery County also are to remain closed for at least the next two weeks.
As a provider of state-funded early childhood education and adult education centers, YWCA Tri-County Area has closed our early education and adult education facilities through March 31. YW’s Youth Empowerment and Foster Grandparents programs, both of which take place in school facilities, also have been suspended.
YWCA’s 25th Annual Tribute to Exceptional Women, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, has been postponed and will be rescheduled. The new date will be announced as soon as possible. YW will post information about future events as available on its website: ywcatricountyarea.org/2020tribute.
Gov. Wolf’s order that requires the closure of all public and private Montgomery County schools includes schools of all types, such as pre-K, higher education and private schools. This includes Montgomery County Community College, the planned location for All.Girl! Leadership & Wellness Convention. As of March 16, All.Girl! Convention will be postponed indefinitely. We are working diligently with Montgomery County Community College to secure a future date. YW’s Youth Empowerment programming, which take place in school facilities, have also been suspended through March 31.
To our knowledge, no one connected to YW has been infected with the Novel COVID-19 virus; however, we are using this time to thoroughly clean and sanitize all facilities. Please know the health and safety of our program participants and their families, and of our staff, volunteers, and vendors, is of our utmost concern.
YWCA Tri-County Area is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YW is a leader in advocacy for women and girls, works to eliminate racism, and empowers women through quality affordable early childhood education, adult education and workforce development, and a host of programs to support the health and vitality of women, girls, and families.