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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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Mental Health First Aid goes virtual
August 17, 2020

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy and helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. This training is now available virtually. 

Check out upcoming training dates and how to register.


Evening COVID-19 testing expanded in Johnson County
August 14, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is expanding testing opportunities. Starting Monday, Aug. 17, COVID-19 drive-thru appointment-based testing will now be available at the following times, at the Olathe Health Services Building, 11875 S. Sunset Drive:

  • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • 3 - 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

Who can participate in Johnson County’s appointment-based testing?

  • Those 16 and older who live or work in Johnson County.
  • Children ages 5-15 who live in Johnson County. A parent must be present in the vehicle to give verbal consent for testing. Children will be tested inside the vehicle and must be able to sit still for a nasal swab to both nostrils.
  • Those with or without symptoms of coronavirus.
  • If testing is not available from your primary health care provider.

Get list of days and times of testing.

Schedule a COVID-19 test.

Public Service in a Pandemic - Johnson County Mental Health Center
August 14, 2020

The video below is the second in a series called “Public Service in a Pandemic.” In this installment, Commissioner Becky Fast, who serves as the BOCC liaison to the Johnson County Mental Health Center Advisory Board, shows you the impact COVID-19 has had on JCMHC programs and services, and what they look like today. Look for more videos with our county commissioners showcasing how county government is adapting during COVID-19 for the benefit of our 615,000 residents.

BOCC addresses COVID-19 pandemic
August 14, 2020

The Board of County Commissioners held its regularly scheduled weekly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 13. COVID-19-related topics were addressed on the agenda and include:

The board authorized a $257,500.34 disbursement of CARES Act funds to the cities of Olathe, Prairie Village, Roeland Park and Westwood Hills for eligible expenses related to COVID-19. More information on that is available in this report.

Dr. Sanmi Areola, Johnson County Department of Health & Environment director, and Elizabeth Holzschuh, JCDHE director of epidemiology provided a COVID-19 update. They reported that the county dropped from an average of 116 positive cases per day to 90 per day. While that is good, the number of new cases is still too high. We need to work together to decrease transmission. No matter what data point you look at, our cases are high. Some places in the country have a positivity rate of 1-3%. 

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

BOCC to hold regular meeting Thursday
August 12, 2020

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled business meeting and address COVID-19 and other items on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.

Pandemic-related topics on the agenda include:

  • COVID-19 funding and expenses report
  • PPE weekly update
  • Coronavirus Relief Fund phase one reimbursement
  • CVID-19 update from public health officials

Watch the BOCC meeting on our website or Facebook Live.

Check out new FAQs on back-to-school guidance
August 12, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is committed to keeping parents, caregivers and others informed about the safety of returning to school. We understand there are plenty of questions surrounding the pandemic and in-class learning.

JCDHE is in close communication with Johnson County superintendents. Additional conversations will take place next week to finalize plans for the start of the year.

Get the latest 'frequently asked questions' on school reopenings. For specific information about reopening plans, contact your school or district.