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Public Advisory: Weather cancellations and closings for Friday, Jan. 24 ... | last updated: 01/24/2020 - 6:06am | + read more

These are the weather-related cancellations or closings for Friday, Jan. 24. We will make updates as we receive them.

Catch-a-Ride volunteer transportation services are cancelled for the day. Area Agency on Aging – Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) will not be delivered today. Nutrition Centers are closed today.

Get the latest on any Johnson County Park and Recreation District cancellations and closings at this link.

What can I do to make sure that my child is safe from lead?

Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. Follow these steps to make your home lead-safe:

  • If you have concerns about your child’s exposure to lead, talk to your child’s doctor about a simple blood lead test. CDC recommends blood lead testing at 1 and 2 years, with a particular focus on children living in communities with a lot of older housing (built before 1978) and high rates of poverty and children who are Medicaid-eligible. Children should also be tested if anyone in the household has a job/hobby that has frequent lead exposure such as battery manufacturing, gun repair, or stain glass. 
  • If your house has lead paint, renovate safely by hiring a certified lead renovation, repair, and painting (RRP) contractor.
  • Get the latest quality report from your community water system and decide if you want to test your water for lead by a certified laboratory.
  • Remove recalled toys and toy jewelry from children. Stay up-to-date on current toy and toy jewelry recalls by visiting the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website.