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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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JoCo Magazine hits mailboxes this week, focused on COVID-19
June 22, 2020

Our Summer issue of JoCo Magazine should hit your mailbox in the next few days. This is a Special COVID-19 Edition, which showcases how Johnson County Government has handled this pandemic since we had our first confirmation of a positive case on March 7.

The issue includes:

  • An in-depth article with the entire timeline of COVID-19 in our community and how the county (policymakers, leaders, staff and community partners) have responded
  • A tool that helps you identify what you can and cannot control from a mental health expert
  • Precautions the Johnson County Election Office is taking to protect voters and election workers during the upcoming primary and general elections
  • Tips for senior citizens as Johnson County reopens
  • Safe summer activities and reading recommendations

Can’t wait for your print edition? The digital version is available here.

Johnson County District Court opens today
June 22, 2020

The District Court of Johnson County reopened this morning to the public. 

Those entering the building are required to wear face coverings to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Visit the Court's webpage for more information about court services.

University of Kansas Health System offers daily update on regional health care response
June 22, 2020

The University of Kansas Health System is also providing daily updates on how COVID-19 is impacting our health care system and community. Chief Medical Officer Steve Stites, MD, and Dana Hawkinson, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control, with The University of Kansas Health System and special guests talk about the fight against COVID-19.

Tune in at 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, on Facebook.

KC regional health directors advise - know health risks, continue taking precautions
June 19, 2020

As more businesses open and activities gradually resume, public health directors from the nine-county Kansas City metropolitan area advise residents to continue to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect those at highest risk of serious illness from the virus.

“Unfortunately, it’s not over! The Kansas City metropolitan region has seen a substantial increase in positive cases over the last couple of weeks,” said Dr. Rex Archer, director of the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department. “If you’re in a high-risk category, all of the KC Metro public health directors recommend for you to stay home when possible. If you need to go out, remember to maintain physical distancing practices and always wear a mask. People who live with high-risk individuals should consider the same precautions.”

As of Friday June 19, the metropolitan region has 7,182 cases and 237 deaths, according to the KC Region COVID-19 Resource Hub. The virus is predominately spread through person-to-person interaction. Residents can limit exposure by leaving home only when necessary, such as for work, medical care, to purchase groceries or medication, or to spend time outdoors.

“People are feeling pandemic fatigue. It’s understandable that we want things to go back to the way they were before this illness hit our community,” said Bridgette Shaffer, director of the Jackson County Health Department. “All of the important steps residents have already taken have helped. We need to continue to be diligent until there is a vaccine.”

Learn more about the region's response to the pandemic.

Juneteenth is a time to celebrate together
June 19, 2020

Juneteenth marks our country’s second Independence Day and is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

This occasion has been celebrated for years as Juneteenth, a combination of June and 19.

Juneteenth is a time to celebrate the ending of slavery in the United States, and it is also a time for reflection and action.

The fight for progress is ongoing, as is the importance of fairness and equity in our community.

Resources:

Learn more about the establishment of important black communities in Johnson County

Learn more about how Juneteenth is celebrated in Kansas City.

Relief from online driver's license renewal age restrictions
June 19, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly has signed an executive order that will help make renewing driver's licenses easier for people across the state.

Under Executive Order #20-46, age restrictions that prohibit applicants 50 and older from applying to renew their driver's license online is temporary lifted.

"Providing every opportunity for Kansans who are at a higher risk of COVID-19 to conduct business virtually is crucial in our efforts to safely get Kansans back to work and back to school as quickly as possible," Governor Kelly said.

The order will remain in place until rescinded, until July 31, or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency expires, whichever is earlier.

As a reminder, driver's licenses are a function of state government, not Johnson County
 

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