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Dr. Areola

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 disease and vaccine update to BOCC

On Tuesday, March 30, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 disease and vaccine update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

  • There were 230 new infections last week. That's up from 222 the week prior. This translates to an average of 33 new infections per day. 
  • When calculated as a rate, we are at 38 cases per 100,000 residents per week. 
  • The primary measure/criteria for schools is the incidence rate. Our recommended phase is the Yellow Zone.
  • COVID-19 testing remains available throughout the county, through JCDHE and state-sponsored locations. See further below in this email for additional details.
  • Johnson County is currently serving Phases 1-5 of the state's vaccination plan. Those who live/work in Johnson County, who are 16+ can complete the all-phases interest survey to receive a vaccine.
  • The new vaccination clinic site in Lenexa is up and running.

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