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County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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COVID-19 testing opportunities increase, includes evenings and older children
June 26, 2020

Starting on June 29, Johnson County children age 12 and older can get a free COVID-19 test at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s drive-thru appointment-based testing in Olathe. Children under the age of 16 (12-15 years) must have a parent present in the vehicle to give verbal consent for testing.

The department is also expanding its appointment-based testing to anyone who lives or works in Johnson County with or without symptoms. Previously, testing was only for symptomatic individuals who resided in the county.

Appointment-based testing is available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 4-7 p.m., every other Tuesday, starting June 30. The drive-thru testing clinic is located at 11875 S. Sunset Drive.

Johnson County of Department of Health and Environment hosts drive-thru clinic today
June 26, 2020

On Friday, June 26, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment held a drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave., in Leawood. JCDHE reports that 987 people participated in the event. The event was open to those with and without COVID-19 symptoms. No appointment was needed.

Those who tested positive for COVID-19 will receive notification by phone. Those who tested negative will receive a letter in the mail within 5-7 days.

JCPRD announces adjustments to fall entertainment schedule
June 26, 2020

After much deliberation, consideration and guidance from the Johnson County Health and Environment Department, Johnson County Park & Recreation District has decided to cancel the Theatre in the Park production of MAMMA MIA scheduled for late July. The health and safety of its artists are of the utmost importance.

Theatre in the Park will, however, offer a "Movies in The Park" series beginning July 11, and will play most Friday and Saturday evenings through Aug 14. Audience size will be limited, restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized before, during and after movies, and physical distancing markers will be provided throughout the theater, which will allow for families and small groups to spread throughout the theater lawn. Movies are $1 per person, and concessions will be offered on each movie night along with beer and wine. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy the great outdoors at the beautiful TIP amphitheater.

View a complete list of movies.

Have you taken the 2020 Census?
June 26, 2020

Not yet? The good news is there is still plenty of time.

The U.S. Census Bureau had scheduled the Self-Response Phase (where households respond online, by phone or by mail) to end on July 31, but extended it through Oct. 31, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of June 26, Kansas ranks 13th in the nation for participation, with a 65.5% response rate, compared to the national response rate of 61.7%.

How is Johnson County doing? With a 74.7% response rate, we rank number one among all Kansas counties. Mission Woods has the highest participation of any city in Kansas. Other Johnson County cities in the top 10 include Fairway, Leawood and Mission Hills.

We also want to congratulate the cities of Shawnee, Spring Hill and Merriam. Each of them already surpassed their city’s total self-response rate from the 2010 census.

With all of this good news on participation, the work is not done, as no Johnson County city has reached 100% participation. Remember, census data brings the correct portion of billions of federal dollars to local communities. If we were to stop counting people in Kansas today, our state would miss out on more than $21 billion over 10 years. These federal dollars go towards funding roads, schools, health care and programs that assist some of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Those who don’t have their mailing with their personal Census ID can still respond online to the 2020 Census. Go to my2020census.gov and select the link that says, "If you do not have a Census ID, click here." It is located below the Census ID login field. If you are unable to respond online, you can call 844-330-2020 and take the census over the phone. 
For more information, please visit 2020census.gov.

Additional resources to stop the spread of COVID-19
June 26, 2020

Mask use

Learn about cloth mask recommendations.

Get information from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on the use of masks.

What if I get sick?

Get guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Who to call with questions about COVID-19?

Call the Johnson County COVID-19 hotline at 913-715-CV19 (2819), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Spanish language available through same number. You can also call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 877-427-7317, after business hours. You can email questions to covid-19@ks.gov or use a chat bot at kdheks.gov/coronavirus.

Travel-related quarantine

Visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Travel & Exposure Related Isolation/Quarantine webpage

Visit our frequently asked questions

We have a webpage for the common questions surrounding COVID-19.

Drive-thru testing clinic for those with and without COVID-19 symptoms this week
June 26, 2020

If you live or work in Johnson County, and are 18 or older, you can get a free COVID-19 test from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, June 26, or until supplies run out, at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, in Leawood.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is offering the drive-thru testing clinic on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone with or without symptoms. Traffic should enter the testing clinic off Roe Avenue, just south of 135th Street and follow the signs. Due to a high demand for testing, five testing stations will be in operation.