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A paper survey
April 27, 2020

Invitation only drive-thru coronavirus (COVID-19) testing focuses on general public, essential workers

Again, this week, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will conduct drive-thru testing clinics to get a better understanding of the spread of COVID-19 in Johnson County.

The clinic tomorrow is expected to include more...

JoCo on the Go Podcast logo
April 27, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Road to economic recovery

On JoCo on the Go episode #38, hear from local economy experts Jeff Shackelford, president and CEO of the Enterprise Center in Johnson County, and Doug Davidson with the County Economic Research Institute. They describe how the COVID-19...

A dispatcher talking to a caller
April 27, 2020

You are not alone - domestic violence on the rise

Physical distancing can leave anyone feeling like they are truly alone with no one to reach out to if they find themselves in a scary or abusive situation.

Safehome and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office want you know - You Are Not Alone...

Johnson County Recovery Task Force Meeting
April 24, 2020

Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force holds second meeting

Today the Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force held its second meeting to continue working on a plan for a phased approach to reopening the economy. The task force met via Zoom for two-and-a-half hours to discuss this...

a yellow house
April 24, 2020

Johnson County to accept partial property tax payments

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic impacts on our community, Johnson County Government will begin accepting partial payments on second-half real estate and personal property taxes due on or before May 11. There is no minimum payment,...

Johnson County Election Office sign
April 23, 2020

Johnson County Election Office sends advance voting by mail applications to every voter

Due to increased interest in voting by mail caused by concerns about COVID-19, the Johnson County Election Office will send advance voting by mail applications to every voter in the county in May.

The mailing will include two applications...

COVID-19 Recovery Task Force members during Zoom meeting
April 23, 2020

Johnson County to hold second COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force meeting on Friday, April 24

The Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force will hold its second meeting at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, April 24. This week, the Board of County Commissioners authorized the creation of the task force to plan and strategize how to...

A laptop computer with a lock on the screen
April 23, 2020

COVID-19 frauds and schemes

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released on Thursday, April 23, released a list of known schemes connected to the pandemic.

Krista Engel, KDHE fraud manager - program integrity, says the fraud schemes are already impacting...

a crowd of people
April 23, 2020

County's mass gathering order expires, governor's order continues

Beginning on April 23, Johnson County is now operating under Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order limiting mass gatherings to no more than 10 people.

The county’s separate order limiting mass gatherings expired at the end of the day...

Task force members on remote meeting
April 22, 2020

Johnson County holds first COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force meeting

The Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force held its first meeting on Wednesday, April 22. The virtual meeting took place two days after the Board of County Commissioners authorized the creation of the task force to plan and...

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