Facebook Social Icon Instagram Icon Twitter Social Icon You Tube Social Icon

County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

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

You are here

county manager's office

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.

Department News

| View all
JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to BOCC
September 15, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There were 628 new infections last week.
  • This translates to an average of 90 new infections per day.
  • When calculated as a rate, we are at 102 cases per 100,000 residents per week.
JoCo on the Go podcast - helping those in need during the pandemic
September 15, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #58, hear about the increased need for assistance during the pandemic. Find out how Johnson County Human Services is supporting residents who may have reduced income. You’ll also hear how Johnson County is working closely with other helping organizations to ensure residents receive the resources they need. We’ll discuss how adequate housing plays a role in public health. And find out how you can safely make food and other donations to help your neighbors.
Look for JoCo on the Go where you regularly listen to podcasts. Learn more about JoCo on the Go and get a complete transcript of this episode.

Additional resources to stop the spread of COVID-19
September 14, 2020

Recommendations for reopening schools

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment released on Tuesday, July 28, public health recommendations for K-12 schools to help families and school districts make decisions about the reopening of schools in Johnson County. Read the recommendations.

Workplace Guidance for Employers

COVID-19 in the Workplace: A guide for employers includes steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work, concentrating on the rules of infection control and what to do when a case of COVID-19 occurs in the workplace.

Enforcement of mask mandate

If you are seeking enforcement of the Governor's mask order, contact the consumer fraud hotline at the District Attorney's Office, 913-715-3003. DO NOT CALL 911.

PPE available for community organizations and businesses

Personal protective equipment is now available, at no cost, to all organizations and businesses within Johnson County. Get more information on PPE for organizations.

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 [email protected] 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.

Motor Vehicle Offices to close to the public on Mondays
September 11, 2020

Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices in Olathe and Mission will be closed to the public on Mondays, effective Sept. 14, to allow staff to process applications submitted through the new Title Drop Off Service. Since April, more than 13,000 title applications have been dropped off, accounting for 30% of all title applications received. Because the offices were closed for 33 days this spring, a backlog of title applications was created that staff have been working overtime and weekends to process.

To address this backlog, the offices will be closed to the public on Mondays to focus on processing dropped off applications and mailed in transactions. Staff will still be available by email or phone on Monday to support county residents.  More information is available in this news release.

Disaster declaration extension approved
September 11, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly went before the State Finance Council today, Sept. 11, to discuss the upcoming State Disaster Declaration deadline. The current declaration expires Sept. 15. The extension request was approved.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • Some council members requested additional language to the original declaration to assure the business community that there would be no further shut down of businesses. The Governor advised that this is already addressed in statute, and shared that there is no intent to issue another stay-at-home order.
  • After some debate, the council approved the declaration extension with added language about the Governor's intent not to shut down businesses.
  • The new order will extend the existing order 30 days, to Oct. 15.
  • The executive orders that go along with the declaration have been extended since the declaration has been approved. Learn more about the executive orders that have been reissued.
Microtransit to offer additional important destinations
September 11, 2020

Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, microtransit – an on-demand, shared-ride transportation service – will be available to more residents in Johnson County. The microtransit service area will be expanded to include important new destinations, including the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, the new Johnson County Courthouse, and Merriam Town Center. 

The new service area expands the current northern border all the way to the Wyandotte County line along Shawnee Mission Parkway and grows the southwest corner of the service area to include downtown Olathe. 

“This expansion of our popular microtransit service will mean better access to important existing services offered by Johnson County, as well as additional transfer locations to our fixed route system,” said Josh Powers, business liaison for the county. “By increasing the reach of the microtransit pilot program, we will continue to study how to deliver efficient mobility service through a balanced, regionally coordinated transit system.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, microtransit currently limits vehicles to a maximum of two riders at a time to allow for physical distancing, and masks or face coverings are required to ride. 

For a map of the service area and details on how to ride, please visit ridekc.org/bulletins/499-micro-transit-increases-service-area.