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BOCC in hearing room

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 COVID-19 testing supplies and processing services for a contract total amount not to exceed $750,000 in FY 2020.
  • The weekly COVID-19 Operating Report, detailing COVID-19 specific expenditures and funding received is available here. To date the organization has identified $3,282,000.29 in costs which are eligible for CARES act reimbursement and received $126,987,198 in federal funds.
  • The board received its first weekly report and authorized its first dispersement of funds to a request for reimbursement of COVID-19-related expenses from Johnson County Government’s allocation of CARES Act federal funds. Olathe is the first city to have used our reimbursement request portal.
  • Beginning today, all businesses and organizations within Johnson County are eligible to request a 90-day supply of personal protective equipment to meet their organizational needs. Additional information is available here. Details on our PPE procurement and distribution are available at this link.
  • Johnson County appears to be trending downward in COVID-19 cases. The county is seeing a decrease in the weekly average number of positive cases. Last week, we averaged 90 cases per day, compared to an average of 102 cases a day one week prior, and 116 per day two weeks prior. Hospitals are seeing more COVID-19 cases but have good capacity in beds, their ICUs and with their ventilators. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is hearing about outbreaks at restaurants and met with the local restaurant association CEO to work together on a planning and education and outreach campaign for restaurants. This COVID-19 update is available here.
  • Watch a rebroadcast of the meeting on the Johnson County website or on Facebook.

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