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Stay at home order information
April 20, 2020

Governor's stay-at-home order in effect

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly extended her statewide stay-at-home order to May 3, 2020. Read the order.


Wedding rings
April 17, 2020

Kansas 10th Judicial District Court to resume issuing marriage licenses

The Kansas Supreme Court announced Friday, April 17, that its Office of Judicial Administration (OJA) worked with judicial districts to create a process that will allow some district courts to resume issuing marriage licenses while courts remain...

April 17, 2020

Johnson County to keep gathering data during Governor's stay-at-home order

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s extension of the stay-at-home order for Kansas through midnight on May 3 gives Johnson County Government the time and ability to gather more data, maximize testing of various groups (random sampling of the general...

a woman using a calculator and writing in a notebook
April 17, 2020

Economic impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shared during BOCC meeting

During the Board of County Commissioners' regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 16, Doug Davidson, president of the County Economic Research Institute (CERI), shared with commissioners a report on employment and wages in Johnson County...

Drive-through testing
April 16, 2020

Initial random sample coronavirus (COVID-19) testing results are in

On April 10, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment conducted drive-thru random sample testing. The community testing included 374 participants.

  • 374 tests administered; 369 tests processed
  • 14 positive tests...
a box of medical supplies waiting to be unpacked
April 16, 2020

County commissioners fund PPE in fight against COVID-19

Earlier this week, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners awarded a contract for the purchase of emergency personal protective equipment (PPE), in an amount not to exceed $285,000; and will seek reimbursement by the Federal Emergency...

April 16, 2020

Johnson County Museum launches regional collecting COVID-19 initiative

As our community joins together in the fight against COVID-19, the Johnson County Museum wants to capture this period in the county’s history in its collection and exhibits. The museum has launched an...

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April 15, 2020

IRS economic impact payments

The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax...

Face shields
April 14, 2020

Johnson County Library’s Black & Veatch MakerSpace staff working around the clock to supply masks

Johnson County Library branch locations have been closed since March 15, but the Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Central Resource Library, located at 9875 W. 87th St. in Overland Park, has been putting in overtime.

Prior to the pandemic,...

Johnson County public health update
April 14, 2020

Johnson County DHE unveils new COVID-19 dashboard

Dr. Sanmi Areola, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and Elizabeth Holzschuh, JCHDE epidemiologist, provided a live public health update on Tuesday, April 14, on the department’s new COVID-19 data dashboard and...