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July 29, 2020

JoCo on the Go: COVID-19 skeptic to survivor

On JoCo on the Go, episode #51, hear from a Johnson County woman who in March had doubts that COVID-19 was a reality in the U.S., and certainly didn’t think it would find its way to her family. But after developing extreme exhaustion,... more

Back to school
July 29, 2020

Recommendations for reopening Johnson County schools announced

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is releasing public health recommendations for K-12 schools to help families and school districts make decisions about the reopening of schools in Johnson County.

These... more

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola
July 29, 2020

JCDHE Director provides update to BOCC

On Tuesday, July 28, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners about COVID-19.

Highlights from the briefing include:

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse
July 28, 2020

Meadowbrook Park receives KC Business Journal Capstone Award

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village recently won the Kansas City Business Journal’s Capstone Award.

This annual award, which is now in its 15th year, honors “those companies that have been... more

a pen and calculator sitting on a spreadsheet of dollar amounts
July 28, 2020

Johnson County sets maximum authority for Proposed FY 2021 Budget

On Monday, July 27, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners formalized changes to the Proposed FY 2021 Operating and Capital Improvement... more

Health care workers conducting a drive-thru COVID-19 test
July 27, 2020

Drive-thru testing clinic results

On Friday, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment conducted an appointment-based drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic for those with and without symptoms. 

The event held at Shawnee Mission North High School included 570... more

July 27, 2020

Johnson County retains triple-triple rating in latest bond issues

Amid the unparalleled economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Johnson County announced Thursday (July 23) it has maintained the top AAA bond ratings with stable outlook from all three major rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s... more

Cloth face masks
July 24, 2020

Regional health directors and officers issue statement

On Friday, July 24, regional health officers and directors, including Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola and Johnson County Local Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster released a joint letter to the... more

JoCo on the Go podcast
July 24, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Returning to school safely

On JoCo on the Go, episode #50, hear from Johnson County public health officials as well as Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson. They address the risk of COVID-19 transmission among children and the signs and symptoms that your child is... more

BOCC
July 23, 2020

BOCC discusses COVID-19 among other items

Today, the Board of County Commissioners held its regular business session. The following were the COVID-19 related items:

  • To date, the organization has identified $3,002,643.87 in costs which are eligible for CARES Act reimbursement... more

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