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Dr. Sanmi Areola, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment

COVID-19 update from the JCDHE director

On Tuesday, May 12, Dr. Sanmi Areola, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment provided the Board of County Commissioners a written update on the county's response to the pandemic.

Information in the update includes among other items, new details of the county's testing plan.

  • Long-term care facilities - continue to be a priority, including ongoing random testing of residents and staff; widespread testing at facilities with outbreaks
  • Vulnerable populations - testing has increased for the homeless population, racial/ethic minorities and those in the low-socioeconomic status population
  • Symptomatic individuals - testing by appointment will begin soon as details are finalized
  • Sentinel sites - details being finalized
  • Drive-thru testing for the public without an invitation, details being finalized
  • Antibody testing, planning stage

Learn more about testing in the county.

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