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Board of County Commissioners

BOCC addresses COVID-19 pandemic

The Board of County Commissioners held its regularly scheduled weekly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 13. COVID-19-related topics were addressed on the agenda and include:

The board authorized a $257,500.34 disbursement of CARES Act funds to the cities of Olathe, Prairie Village, Roeland Park and Westwood Hills for eligible expenses related to COVID-19. More information on that is available in this report.

Dr. Sanmi Areola, Johnson County Department of Health & Environment director, and Elizabeth Holzschuh, JCDHE director of epidemiology provided a COVID-19 update. They reported that the county dropped from an average of 116 positive cases per day to 90 per day. While that is good, the number of new cases is still too high. We need to work together to decrease transmission. No matter what data point you look at, our cases are high. Some places in the country have a positivity rate of 1-3%. 

Watch a rebroadcast of the BOCC meeting on our website or Facebook Live.

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