On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners.
Highlights from the update include:
- Vaccines received by JCDHE:
- KDHE - 32,625
- Health partnership - 7,600
- KU Med - 2,000
- Children's Mercy - 350
- Vaccines administered - 31,164
- Vaccine clinics are currently scheduled through March 2. Any appointments after March 2, are expected to open to 65+ residents, as vaccine becomes available. Johnson County health systems will still vaccinate their patients in this age group.
- Children's Mercy will receive eight trays from KDHE to cover most public/parochial school staff. JCDHE will provide one tray allocated for child care workers.
- JCDHE is working with Hy-Vee and Auburn pharmacy to provide vaccinations to 1,900 people in 27 independent living facilities.
- There were 452 new COVID-19 infections last week. This is down 485 from the previous week. This translates into an average of 69 new infections per day.
- When calculated as a rate, we are at 75 cases per 100,000 residents per week. Our goals is less than 50 new infections per 100,000 residents.
- Our recommended phase for school gating criteria is Orange Zone.
- Testing remains available through JCDHE and state-sponsored sites. Learn more at gogettested.com.