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Press Releases 2021

July 28 JCDHE is moving COVID-19 vaccination clinic to Mission site August 2
July 16 JCDHE releases guidance for upcoming school year
June 23 Public Health Advisory Lifted
June 15 Public Health Advisory
June 14 Update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
May 28 Information from JCDHE regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
May 21 Information from JCDHE regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
May 20 JCDHE maintains national accreditation status
May 14 Information from JCDHE regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
May 13 JCDHE adopts CDC guidance on mask-wearing and physical distancing for fully vaccinated individuals
May 12 JCDHE to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for 12 to 15-year-old children
May 7 Information from JCDHE regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
May 5  JCDHE updates dashboard to include vaccination information
April 30 JCDHE reaches the 100,000 vaccination mark
April 27 Johnson County and Kiewit partner for recycling event
April 23 JCDHE working to overcome vaccination hesitancy in Johnson County
April 20 JCDHE offers walk-in hours at vaccine clinic this week
April 16 Update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
April 13 JCDHE pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration
April 12 JCDHE opens up COVID-19 vaccination appointments to all who are eligible
April 9 Update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
April 7 Spanish version of vaccine interest survey available
April 2 Update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
March 26 Update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
March 19 Update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
MArch 15 Johnson County is asking those in all phases to indicate interest in COVID-19 vaccine
March 12 Update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
March 5 Information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
March 2 Health care provider vaccine interest survey
February 26 Update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
February 19 Update from JCDHE regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
February 15 COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Tuesday postponed due to inclement weather
February 12 Update from JCDHE regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
February 5 Update regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
February 1 Update on information from JCDHE regarading COVID-19 vaccinations 
January 29 Important information from JCDHE regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
January 25 Phase 2, Tier 1 vaccine distribution begins this week in Johnson County
January 15 Johnson County 65+ adults, among others in Phase 2, asked to indicate interest in COVID-19 vaccine
January 12 Johnson County Vaccine Update
January 8 JCDHE requests patience as the state and county continue COVID-19 vaccinations

Press Releases 2020

December 17 Vaccine Survey 
December 3 JCDHE updates quarantine protocol
November 10 America Recycles Day recycling event in downtown Overland Park
November 3 Johnson County continues to see a high number of cases
October 30 Johnson County reports highest number of new infections since start of pandemic
October 27 Recommendations on winter indoor activities to school superintendents and letter
October 5 Johnson County updates coronavirus dashboard
October 1 JCDHE updates school recommendations
September 17 Flu shots now available at JCDHE
September 2 JCDHE announces saliva COVID-19 testing to be available soon
August 21 JCDHE offers guidance for alternative academic services
August 18 School Reopening Criteria and Letter to Families
July 29 Media Advisory - Facebook Live Town Hall on school reopening criteria
July 28 JCDHE releases recommendations for school reopening
July 20 JCDHE schedules appointment-only drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic at Shawnee Mission North High School on July 24
July 6 JCDHE's drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Gardner open to Johnson County residents and employees age 12 and older
June 26 Johnson County Department of Health and Environment expands appointment-based COVID-19 testing to older children and adds evening appointments
June 22 Drive-thru COVID-19 testing on June 26 aims to stop the chain of coronavirus transmission in Johnson County
June 8 Drive-thru COVID-19 testing on June 12 is open to those who live or work in Johnson County, Kansas
May 25 JCDHE offers drive-thru COVID-19 testing for Johnson County residents on May 29
May 21 UPDATE: JCDHE offers appointment-based COVID-19 testing in Olathe only and increases appointments
May 14 Johnson County identifies first workplace-associated COVID-19 cases
May 14 Johnson County Department of Health and Environment offers appointment-based COVID-19 testing to symptomatic Johnson County residents
May 1 Johnson County offers new dashboard on COVID-19 in long-term care facilities 
April 21 JCDHE surveys population a second time about coronavirus symptoms
April 16 Update on coronavirus (COVID-19) disease testing in Johnson County
April 7 Johnson County Department of Health and Environment surveys population about coronavirus symptoms
March 25 Johnson County WIC services now available without physical presence
March 21 Johnson County Department of Health and Environment announces its first death from COVID-19
March 17 Johnson County clarification on public health closures
March 15 Sixth case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Johnson County
March 14 Fifth case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Johnson County
March 3 No cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Johnson County, Kansas
January 16 Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office seeks assistance with information on remains

Press Releases 2019

Press Releases 2018

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