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Johnson County approves new health order

Today, the Board of County Commissioners approved a new Public Health Order proposed by Local Health Officer Joseph LeMaster, M.D., and Johnson County Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola. It includes requirements for physical distancing in public spaces and the wearing of face masks. The order is effective from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 26, through 11:59 p.m., on April 30, 2021.

The BOCC also approved the establishment of COVID-19 community goals. If the following goals are achieved by the end of April, public health mitigation strategies in Johnson County will move from orders and mandates to “strong recommendations.”

Those goals include:

  • At least 50% of eligible Johnson County residents have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The number of new cases per 100,000 residents is less than 50.
  • The Percent Positivity Rate remains below 5%.

Learn more about the public health order.

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