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Coronavirus update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update


March 31, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Johnson County
Positive cases* 127
Deaths 3
Negatives tests 1258

* Positive cases represent those reported to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment by physicians, private laboratories, hospitals and the Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Laboratories. These numbers are not representative of the total number of individuals with COVID-19 in Johnson County, KS. All data is provisional and subject to change.

Age distribution (median age: 55)
0-9 0
10-19 1
20-29 14
30-39 12
40-49 22
50-59 24
60-69 24
70-79 17
80-89 13

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Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners held a special virtual board meeting on Monday, March 30 to expand testing.

The board approved a program for additional COVID-19 testing in an amount not to exceed $400,000 for between 3,000 and 5,000 test results and authorize the chairman of the Board of County Commissioners and the vice chairman to enter into a contract(s) that are necessary to effectuate this action. Learn more about the testing.

The board also received an update on the Governor’s Executive Order 20-16, establishing a statewide stay-at-home order.

Watch the recorded broadcast of the meeting.

Stay at Home Order

On March 28, Governor Laura Kelly issued a stay at home order for all of Kansas. Executive Order No. 20-16 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 30 and supersedes Johnson County’s stay at home order that went into effect March 24. Currently the governor’s order is set to expire on April 19, and if that remains the case, the county’s order, which when established was set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on April 23, would go back into effect.

The state is working on FAQs to provide more clarity on its order, and we will post a link to them as soon as they are made available. Questions on the state’s stay at home order can be emailed to KEFF@ks.gov.

If you are seeking enforcement, please contact your municipal police department. DO NOT CALL 911. Use these administrative numbers.

Motor Vehicle, other county offices, buildings closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 25

Due to continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, please note this list of Johnson County Government services and buildings, including Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices, that will be closed to the public as of March 25, 2020 for 30 days concurrent with Johnson County Public Health Officer’s Stay at Home Order. If that length of time changes, we will notify the public. More information is in this news release.

Some Johnson County programs and services have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please note these changes.

Johnson County Child Care Licensing COVID-19 Hotline

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

State executive orders and news releases

Health official recommendations

  • Do not visit the ER for mild illness, isolate at home and away from family for at least seven days or for 72 hours after symptoms are gone.
  • Call your doctor with severe symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
  • Testing is for the sickest patients who are seriously ill and require admission to the hospital.

You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following these guides:

Questions about COVID-19?

The COVID-19 hotline is for virus-related questions ONLY. All questions regarding emergency public orders, including stay-at-home mandates and business closures, should be directed to customer service, at 913-715-5000.

Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline
913-715-CV19 (2819)
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF)
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.


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Johnson County COVID-19 Hotline

If you have virus-related questions, call the Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline.

Staffed by school nurses from across Johnson County.
913-715-CV19 (2819)
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Non health-related questions, should be directed to:

Johnson County Call Center

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

State Stay at Home Order

Questions about the state’s stay at home order can be emailed to KEFF@ks.gov.

Child Care Licensing COVID-19 Hotline

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF)
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.