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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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Quarantine list updated
July 14, 2020

On July 14, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment removed three states from the quarantine list: Alabama, Arkansas and South Carolina. Additionally, KDHE has modified its international travel list from all international travel to just countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice and restrictions on entry into the United States, plus Bahrain and French Guiana. Those traveling internationally are subject to CDC re-entry guidance and protocols.

Learn more about the travel-related quarantine guidance.

Johnson County District Court has no in-person proceedings at the courthouse this week
July 13, 2020

Over the past several weeks, the Johnson County District Court has been constantly reviewing plans and its timetable for the phased re-entry into the courthouse and a return to full in-person operations. 

Given the rise people testing positive for the coronavirus, including people in the Court family itself and those who use the courthouse regularly in the practice of law, and other cases of people known to staff personally who have tested positive in the past few days, Chief Judge Ryan, in consultation with the Pandemic Response Team, has concluded the most prudent step is to call off all of the in-person hearings or other proceedings scheduled for the courthouse the week of July 13. 

"We must be cautious and responsible to minimize exposure to ourselves, our staff and the public who use the courthouse facilities expecting to be safe. We must remember we are still dealing with a highly contagious and unpredictable disease that is extremely dangerous to certain high-risk individuals around us," a release from the Court said.

For these same reasons, members of the public are restricted from coming to the Clerk’s Office or any Court-related offices for any purpose and will return to the phone/email/online means of assisting the public and the attorneys for this coming week.

The Court will continue to review the ever-changing situation. If you have questions about a particular case, contact the assigned division. 

Learn more about Johnson County District Court.

Governor Kelly extends period to register vehicles
July 10, 2020

On Wednesday, July 8, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order No. 20-55, which states that Kansas residents who have purchased a new or used vehicle after January 1 through May 31 will have an extended period to register their vehicle. Temporary 60-day permits are further extended for these purposes. The new order provides staggered deadlines for newly purchased vehicles.

More information is available in this news release.

Appointment-based coronavirus (COVID-19) testing available to those with and without symptoms
July 10, 2020

Appointment-based testing is available to those with and without symptoms at 11875 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe (south side of the building). 

  • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday-Thursday
  • 4 - 7 p.m., every Tuesday
  • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., every other Friday (starting July 17)
  • DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING. Wait inside your vehicle with the windows rolled up until it's time for your test.
  • No photos, video or audio recordings during the testing process

Make an appointment.

BOCC addresses COVID-19, among other items
July 10, 2020

Today, the Board of County Commissioners held its regular weekly business session, which included the following COVID-19-related items.

  • Authorization to accept funds from the State of Kansas Coronavirus Relief Fund under the terms and conditions stated in the resolution for the acceptance, expenditure and accounting of said funds. A public hearing will take place at next week’s business session. It is a necessary step for the board to amend the FY 2020 budget to accept CARES Act funding in the amount of $116 million.
  • Approved a motion to allow commissioners to attend board meetings by Zoom during the pandemic.
  • The weekly COVID-19 Operating Report, detailing COVID-19 specific expenditures and funding received is available here. To date, the organization has identified $2,680,834 in costs which are eligible for CARES Act reimbursement and received $119,124,781 in federal funds.  
  • Dr. Sanmi Areola gave an update: Johnson County currently has 2,633 positive cases 47,627 negatives, 92 deaths (77 deaths in LTCF, or 84%) and a 5.3% positive percentage. We have 975 presumed recovered. More information is available on our dashboard. Appointment-based testing continues Monday through Friday, in Olathe, and has been extended to people without symptoms. The next drive-thru testing event takes place on July 10, at Gardner Edgerton High School. At our drive-thru testing event in Leawood on June 26, 986 individuals tested with 25 positive cases identified. More information is available in this report.
  • The board discussed the Attorney General’s guidance to prosecutors and law enforcement regarding the mask mandates. A news release on this topic with a link to the guidance is available here. A motion to rescind last week’s action to authorize the Governor’s mask mandate was not approved.

You can read the full recap of the BOCC meeting at jocogov.org/boccupdate.

JCPRD beach closes until July 18 due to staff member contracting COVID-19
July 10, 2020

The Shawnee Mission Park Beach is closed until July 18, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials announced.

The staff member was involved in training with other beach staff, and no patrons were present at the time. Due to this situation, the agency is required by the Johnson County Health Department to close beach operations immediately. 

All patrons who had reservations for the beach during this two-week period have been notified, and full refunds are being issued.

Learn more about the temporary beach closure.

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