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Residents will be ordered to stay at home except for essential needs
March 21, 2020

Kansas City-area residents will be ordered to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning March 24

As of March 21, Johnson County has 26 positive cases of COVID-19, 1 of those is a death.

Kansas City-area residents will be ordered to stay at home except for essential needs, beginning Tuesday, March 24

Due to the urgency of the...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As of March 20, Johnson County has 24 positive cases of COVID-19. 237 tests have come back negative to date. Of the 24, 1 is 10-19; 2 are 20-29; 2 are 30-39; 5 are 40-49; 5 are 50-59; 2 are 60-69; 5 are 70-79; and 2 are 80-89.


March 20, 2020

Johnson County Court open, remote appearances for all hearings in effect

Beginning Monday, March 30, the 10th Judicial District Court moved to 100% remote access for all hearings. Signs are posted and include phone numbers to call for questions.

Each division will work with parties involved to provide guidance...

BOCC action related to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As of March 19, Johnson County has 16 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. 68 tests are pending. 148 tests have come back negative to date. Of the 16, 3 are 20-29; 6 are 40-49; 5 are 60-69; and 2 are 80-89.

On Thursday, March 19, the...

Public precautions update
March 19, 2020

March 18, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas recognized on Tuesday, March 17, that coronavirus is circulating in the Kansas City area. They shared the following guidance:...

March 17, 2020

Report details noxious weeds in Johnson County

Johnson County has more than 15,300 acres of noxious weeds, according to Jim Hoge who has been Johnson County government’s “weed guy” since 2005.

He is the noxious weed director at the Johnson County Department of Public Works campus in...

March 10, 2020

JCMHC hosts 1st national mental health co-responder conference

Johnson County Mental Health Center is hosting 175 attendees from 18 different states this week at the inaugural National Co-Responder Conference. 

This first-of-its-kind conference celebrates collaborative programs that embed mental...

podcast recording with client and instructor
March 9, 2020

JoCo on the Go: From corrections to community

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #32 takes an in-depth look at the Johnson County Department of Corrections program known as Adult Community Corrections, which focuses on helping those who have had contact with law enforcement and the...

Don Jarrett in the BOCC chambers
March 5, 2020

Johnson County’s chief counsel completes 35-year career

Don Jarrett, chief counsel and director of Legal Services will soon finish 35 years of service to Johnson County Government with his retirement on March 20. The selection process for hiring a new chief counsel is currently underway. On March 21,...

women's voting exhibit at the museum
March 5, 2020

Digital exhibit details women's right to vote

The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, occurs in 2020.

The Johnson County Museum is currently marking the historic occasion with a digital exhibit titled, Women and the Vote, and upcoming programming...