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March 30, 2020

Johnson County Board of Commissioners hold special meeting to expand testing

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners held a special virtual board meeting on Monday, March 30 to expand testing.

The board approved a program for additional COVID-19 testing in an amount not to exceed $400,000 for between 3,000...

March 30, 2020

Handling traffic tickets with office closures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Johnson County District Attorney's Office is not open to the general public. Per Administrative Order 20-02, all traffic court dates scheduled between now and May 8 have been rescheduled....

COVID-19 update
March 28, 2020

Governor's statewide stay-at-home order in effect

On Saturday, March 28, Governor Laura Kelly issued a stay-at-home order for all of Kansas. Executive Order No. 20-16 went into effect at 12:01 a.m....

Flowers at Big Bull Creek Park
March 27, 2020

Johnson County Park & Recreation District offers limited access during this time

As the weather improves and residents' interest in getting outdoors increases, JCPRD wants you to know that parks and trails are open. All indoor facilities are closed at this time, but there are plenty of opportunities to get exercise. Learn...

Trash truck
March 27, 2020

Yard waste and bulky item collection changes due to COVID-19

Due to feedback from trash haulers and amid concerns surrounding COVID-19, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is temporarily allowing trash haulers to make the decision not to pick up anything by hand that is outside of regular...

Union Station news conference
March 27, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Latest county efforts to address COVID-19

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #34 includes Johnson County health experts. Hear from Dr. Joseph LeMaster, the Johnson County Public Health Officer, about the stay-at-home order. Find out what it means and how long it could last. We’ll...

Sorry we're closed sign
March 26, 2020

Enforcement of Emergency Public Health Order

Johnson County is receiving many inquiries about how to report a business that may not be complying with the county’s most recent Emergency Public Health Order about essential activities and businesses.

If you are seeking enforcement of...

child laying on a floor coloring
March 26, 2020

Child care hotline available, state regulation reminder

It is essential that children are placed in licensed child care facilities rather than “pop-up” child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of regulating child care facilities is to reduce the risk of predictable harm to children while...

March 26, 2020

Board of County Commissioners meeting: latest on COVID-19 situation in Johnson County

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, March 26, heard from Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster and Director of Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola. They addressed issues...

March 26, 2020

Spring 2020 JoCo Magazine to hit mailboxes this week

Spring is here and with it comes a new issue of JoCo Magazine! Your magazine should arrive in your mailbox sometime this week. In this issue, you'll find: 

  • Information about the 2020 Census and why it's so important that everyone is...