On Tuesday, March 23, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update on COVID-19 and vaccines to the Board of County Commissioners.
Highlights from the update include:
- Vaccine priorities this week include those 65+, K-12, child care staff, first responders, health care workers, long-term care residents and staff, vulnerable populations, high-contact workers and those 16-64 with medical conditions.
- All Johnson County residents and workers in any phase can now complete the vaccine interest survey.
- The new Lenexa vaccine clinic is up and running. Learn more further below in this e-newsletter.
- There were 222 new infections last week, That's down from 232 the week prior. This translates into an average of 32 new infections per day.
- When calculated as a rate, we're at 37 cases per 100,000 residents per week.
- The primary measure/criteria for schools is incidence rate. Our recommended phase for school gating criteria is the Yellow Zone.
- COVID-19 testing remains available on JCDHE and state-sponsored sites through gogettested.com.