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BOCC to return to in-person meetings, with provisions
April 1, 2021

Today, the Board of County Commissioners approved a recommendation to return to in-person meetings, beginning April 8, under the following provisions:

  1. The meeting room will continue to be set up for social distancing.
  2. Staff and commissioners will have the option to join the meeting remotely, either by Zoom or by phone.
  3. Public comments will be accepted both in-person and by Zoom audio.
  4. To provide equitable access, public speakers will continue to sign up ahead of time, with a deadline of noon the Wednesday before the meeting.
  5. Public speakers will be admitted into the BOCC Hearing Room in the order specified by the deputy clerk.

More information is available in this news release.

Watch a rebroadcast of the meeting on our website or Facebook.

Johnson County Developmental Supports to host resource fair
April 5, 2021

The Johnson County CDDO Resource Fair is returning April 5-8, with virtual sessions for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families, providers and jobseekers. Learn about accessing IDD services, employing people with disabilities, IDD service eligibility, the waitlist, how to become an affiliate provider, employment opportunities for direct care staff and more. 

Hosted in conjunction with the Johnson County Library, this four-day event aims to connect individuals with IDD, service providers and local businesses with critical resources. This annual fair is an opportunity to learn more about the IDD system in Kansas that may be hard to navigate. The sessions are free and open to the public.

If you have any questions about the resource fair, please contact Sheri Kendall or call 913-826-2507. Learn more about the resource fair and JCDS services. Follow this event on Facebook.

Olathe Motor Vehicle Office impacted by COVID-19
March 31, 2021

Johnson County’s Olathe Motor Vehicle Office located at 782 N. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, will be closed to the public on Thursday, April 1, and Friday, April 2, after multiple staff have been impacted by COVID-19. All impacted staff have been advised to quarantine or isolate following Johnson County Department of Health and Environment guidelines.

Through contact tracing, we have determined there is no reason to believe any customers were directly exposed to these individuals. Out of an abundance of caution, the facility has undergone deep cleaning and disinfection to protect the health and safety of the public and staff. 

Read the full news release.

BOCC to address pandemic during regular meeting
March 31, 2021

During its regularly scheduled business meeting at 9:30 a.m., tomorrow, April 1, the Board of County Commissioners will discuss COVID-19 related agenda items, including a public health update.

Watch the meeting live on our website or Facebook Live.

BOCC March update
March 31, 2021

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in March 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. The board took the following actions:

  • Approved a new health order and additional recommendations.
  • Authorized a sublease agreement with Dimensional Innovations, Inc. at 15500 W. 108th St., Lenexa, KS, to provide a centralized and dedicated location for COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Approved the appointments of Initial Members of the Wastewater Development Advisory Committee.
  • Authorized the Chairman to sign agreements with cities and fire districts in Johnson County for supplying supplemental staffing for the County's COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites and compensating cities.
  • Approved the Johnson County Annual Noxious Weed Management Plan for 2022. 
  • Accepted $3,098,240 awarded to Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) for the purpose of providing staffing and infrastructure support.
  • Adopted the 2021 Johnson County Federal Legislative Platform.
  • Authorized $16,085,000 for the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements pre-design phase services and approved a contract with Black & Veatch for predesign phase engineering services.
JCDHE director provides COVID-19 disease and vaccine update to BOCC
March 31, 2021

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.