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Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster
April 13, 2020

Public health officer talks about when to lift the stay-at-home order

Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster talks about when it's the right time to lift the stay-at-home order.


Board of County Commissioners
April 13, 2020

County commissioners hold special meeting for COVID-19-related items

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners held a special meeting on Monday, April 13 to address COVID-19 pandemic-related items. They discussed among other things:

  • A contract to acquire additional personal protective equipment...
Dr. Sanmi Areola
April 13, 2020

COVID-19 data dashboard to be announced

WHEN: 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 14

WHAT: Details of a new dashboard that will go live on April 14. It will provide a wide range of data points, including zip code case information, hospital capacity and more.

WHERE: Watch live on...

Cloth masks
April 13, 2020

Tips on using a cloth mask

  • Treat the mask as if it always has the virus. Never touch the front of the mask and then touch your face. If you do touch the front of the mask, clean your hands immediately with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least...
A blurry crowd of people
April 13, 2020

Mass gathering executive order stands, Kansas Supreme Court decides

On Saturday, April 11, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Laura Kelly’s Executive Order 20-18 pertaining to mass gatherings of more than 10 people stands. Read the decision.

Drive-thru coronavirus (COVID-19) testing
April 11, 2020

First drive-thru testing completed Friday, April 10

On Friday, April 10, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment conducted drive thru COVID-19 testing by emailing invitations to a randomly selected group of Johnson County residents. Not all households received an invitation....

A paper survey
April 11, 2020

Nearly 73,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) surveys completed

This week, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment asked Johnson County residents to complete a short survey in order to understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). A total of...

District Attorney Steve Howe
April 11, 2020

District Attorney talks about stay-at-home order enforcement

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe talks about enforcement of the stay-at-home order.


A person's hands tapping on a cell phone screen
April 11, 2020

Attorney General's Office warns of coronavirus (COVID-19) scams

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging Kansans to use caution against a new text message scam involving COVID-19.

The text message scam, as reported to the Attorney General’s Office, reads:

“Someone who came in contact with...

cloth masks
April 11, 2020

State issues home-made mask guidance

New evidence indicates that some people with coronavirus do not have symptoms of disease and can transmit the virus before getting sick. That means, the virus can spread to others nearby and from you when speaking, coughing or sneezing. To slow...