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Public health update

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

  • Johnson County is currently in Phase 2 of the state's vaccination plan, and Tier 1 of the Johnson County plan.
  • Johnson County has administered approximately 20,500 doses. Additional clinics are scheduled through Feb. 11.
  • Children's Mercy will hold a vaccine clinic on Feb. 13 for day care centers and home child care providers (by appointment).
  • There were 722 new infections last week, down from 957 the week prior. This translates to an average of 110 new infections per day.
  • When calculated as a rate, we are at 129 cases per 100,000 residents per week. Our goal is <50 new infections per 100,000 residents.
  • The primary measure/criteria for schools is incidence rate. Our recommended school gating criteria is the Red Zone.
  • Testing remains available through state-sponsored sites. Appointments can be scheduled at gogettested.com/.


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