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County commissioners
April 22, 2020

BOCC meets Thursday, April 23, COVID-19 discussion continues

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will once again meet virtually for its regularly scheduled meeting at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 23. You can watch the...

A young boy and his father using a computer or iPad
April 22, 2020

Mental Health Center expands services, resources

Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) has been modifying and expanding services to respond to the increased community need. These shifts include adding staff to answer the 24/7 crisis line (913-268-0156...

A box of groceries
April 21, 2020

Help Johnson County families in need - through virtual giving

Many Johnson County families and individuals are in need during this pandemic and are utilizing the Johnson County Human Services' food pantries. The challenge of giving while staying at home is no longer an issue. You can now shop and donate...

yellow center lines on a paved road
April 21, 2020

Traffic diversion fees reduced through June 16

The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office recognizes the significant financial impact COVID-19 is having on our community. In an effort to offset some of this burden, traffic diversion fees have been reduced to a $30-flat fee plus statutory...

April 21, 2020

JoCo on the Go: COVID-19 update, latest pandemic data, gloves and more

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #37 includes the latest update about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Johnson County. It's been more than a month since the county implemented a stay-at-home order. People are telecommuting, limiting exposure...

A paper survey
April 21, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment surveys population a second time about coronavirus symptoms

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCHDE) is again asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey in order to help us understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19...

April 20, 2020

BOCC approves COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners held a special meeting at 3 p.m., on Monday, April 20.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Johnson County Administration Building is currently closed to the public. The special meeting was...

COVID-19 testing
April 20, 2020

Essential staff testing results in, additional survey starts Tuesday, April 21

On Friday, April 17, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment conducted its second round of drive-thru testing. The first round focused on the general public. The most recent testing focused on essential staff, including restaurant...

hospital beds in a hospital
April 20, 2020

Johnson County COVID-19 dashboard includes enhanced features

Elizabeth Holzschuh, JCHDE epidemiologist, provided an update at the special Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday, April 20, outlining changes to the data presented on the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The updated dashboard...

Theatre in the Park stage
April 20, 2020

Theatre in the Park cancels some summer shows

Theatre in the Park has cancelled the first four shows of the outdoor summer season, including Cinderella, All Shook Up, Big River, and Newsies.

There are plans to hold the final production, Mamma Mia (July 31-Aug 8), subject to additional...