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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

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
man in blue shirt knocking on door
July 22, 2020

Census workers coming to JoCo neighborhoods

As the 2020 Census effort progresses, you may start to see some unfamiliar faces in your neighborhood.

The goal of the census is to count every person in the United States and ensure that each person is counted only once. Since late March... more

July 22, 2020

BOCC to discuss COVID-19 among other items

The Board of County Commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled business session at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 23. Among other items, they will discuss the pandemic. The agenda includes:

  • COVID-19 funding and expense report... more
Johnson County courthouse
July 22, 2020

Johnson County District Court update

After consultation with local health officials and the Court's Pandemic Response Team, the Johnson County District Court will continue with virtual hearings and services through at least July 31.

... more

ADA at 30 logo
July 22, 2020

Marking 30 years of the ADA

Throughout the month of July, Johnson County will remember the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H. W. Bush and outlawed discrimination... more

Dr. Sanmi Areola
July 21, 2020

JCDHE Director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, July 21, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided an update on COVID-19 to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update:

  • Testing options include... more