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August 12, 2020

Public budget hearing set for tonight

Johnson County residents are invited by the Board of County Commissioners to a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget at 7 p.... more

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola
August 11, 2020

JCDHE Director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include: 

  • The number of... more
Heart in hands
August 11, 2020

Johnson County Mental Health Center provides statement on suicide

The Johnson County Mental Health Center collects and uses data internally regarding mental health needs and services to make data-informed decisions about staffing, services and other resources. This data is sent periodically to the Board of... more

PPE distribution
August 10, 2020

PPE available to ALL businesses, organizations at no cost

The state of Kansas has released a supply of personal protective equipment to Johnson County for distribution to businesses and organizations for use by their employees. 

As of Thursday, Aug. 6, Johnson County has expanded the list of... more

A library staff member holding up a book during an online meeting
August 10, 2020

'Check out' how the Library is serving Johnson County through the pandemic

The video below is the first in a news series called “Public Service in a Pandemic.” In this installment, Commissioner Janeé Hanzlick, who serves as the BOCC liaison to the Johnson County Library governing board, shows you the impact COVID-19 has... more

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August 10, 2020

COVID-19 impact stories needed to help determine investment of millions of dollars in our community

Johnson County has an allocation of approximately $30 million in COVID Relief Funds to invest into our community. These funds are part of a larger federal distribution to the county, and make up Phase II of our CARES Act funding program. We have... more

Health care officials conducting COVID-19 drive-thru tests
August 10, 2020

Get tested for COVID-19, with or without symptoms

Who can participate in Johnson County’s appointment-based testing?

Anyone age 16 and older who lives or works in Johnson County

Children ages 5-15 who live in Johnson County. A parent must be present in the vehicle to give verbal... more

BOCC in hearing room
August 6, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19, among other items

The Board of County Commissioners held its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Aug 6.

COVID-19-related items include the following:

  • The board authorized a $400,000 increase to the agreement with Eurofins Viracor, Inc. for... more
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August 6, 2020

JoCo on the Go: School and child care COVID-19 guidance

On JoCo on the Go, episode #52, hear from Johnson County public health officials as they share details of their recently released recommendations for Johnson County schools preparing to reopen this fall. Find out the factors to weigh as... more

August 5, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19, among other items

The Board of County Commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled meeting at 9:30 a.m., tomorrow, Aug 6.

Agenda items related to COVID-19 include the following:

Consider authorizing a $400,000 increase in an agreement with... more