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BOCC update
September 25, 2020

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

The Board of County Commissioners... more

A police car with its sire lights on driving down a city street at night
September 25, 2020

Additional co-responder position added to Johnson County

Johnson County Mental Health Center will add an additional full-time co-responder to provide crisis intervention assistance to the City of Overland Park Police Department. The new position was authorized during the Sept. 17 Board of County... more

Board of County Commissioners
September 24, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Board of County Commissioners held its regular business session, and the following were the items related to COVID-19:

  • The BOCC authorized its weekly disbursement of CARES Act funds to reimburse taxing... more
Johnson County Election Office
September 24, 2020

New ballot boxes to be installed throughout the county

The Johnson County Election Office announced today, Sept. 24, that it will install ballot boxes at seven additional locations for voters to return their mail ballots for the November election. Election participation by mail has substantially... more

A woman behind the steering wheel driving a car
September 24, 2020

KDHE amends travel quarantine list

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment amended its travel quarantine list to include Aruba. Aruba was previously on the list and was removed on Sept. 10. However, it's rates have increased over the last two weeks... more

the county commissioners posing for a portrait
September 23, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19 items on tomorrow's agenda

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Board of County Commissioners will discuss several pandemic-related items on their regular business agenda.

Items related to COVID-19 include:

  • COVID-19 funding and expenses reports.
  • Personal... more
September 22, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the report include:

  • There were 728... more
JoCo on the Go podcast logo
September 22, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast - being prepared for disaster, the pandemic and more

On JoCo on the Go, episode #59, we’re taking a close look at how individuals and families can be ready when disaster strikes. Guests include Johnson County public health and emergency preparedness experts who discuss specific disasters, such as... more

A JCDS employee working with a program participant
September 22, 2020

JCDS hosting drive-thru interview days for direct support professionals Sept. 30, Oct. 1

Johnson County Developmental Supports will host drive-thru interview days from 1-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1 for jobseekers interested in joining our team as direct support professionals. The interviews will take place in... more

Hospital staff holding up a poster during a drive-by parade with a patient who recovered from COVID
September 21, 2020

JoCo Magazine features stories of community members persevering in the pandemic

Our Fall issue of JoCo Magazine should hit your mailbox in the next few days. This edition features Johnson County community members sharing their COVID-19 experiences. 

Read about how they’re persevering in the pandemic in our cover story... more