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BOCC addresses COVID-19, among other items

The Board of County Commissioners held its regular business meeting today, Sept. 10. Among other items, the board discussed COVID-19.

Pandemic-related items included:

  • The BOCC formally accepted $1,614,674.76 awarded to Johnson County Department of Health and Environment through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Cooperative Agreement, funded through the federal Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act for the purpose of providing staffing and infrastructure support. 
  • The BOCC also authorized disbursement of CARES Act funding to the city of Prairie Village
  • The weekly COVID-19 Operating Report was provided with details on the COVID-19 specific expenditures and funding received. To date the organization has identified $6,687,469.66 in costs, which are eligible for CARES Act reimbursement and received $129,882,391.60 in federal funds.  
  • As of this week, Johnson County has placed 21 orders of personal protective equipment and purchased just under 14 million items. At the conclusion of the community PPE program, we will have distributed more than 4 million items to more than 1,300 organizations, which has provided a 90-day supply of PPE to more than 90,000 workers in Johnson County businesses and organizations. Read details on our PPE procurement and distribution
  • We reported 679 new cases this week, or 97 per day. Per 100,000 residents, we are still at 110, and seem to be having lower cases reported this week. We do not know yet if the holiday weekend will have an impact on our cases. Hospital capacity continues to trend well. Getting transmissions down continues to be important as schools and school activities return.

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

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