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County News

Dr. Sanmi Areola
June 30, 2020

JCDHE Director provides update on pandemic

On Tuesday, June 30, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners on the pandemic in Johnson County.

Information in the briefing includes,...

BOCC update
June 30, 2020

BOCC June update

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in June 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at...

Homemade surgical masks.
June 29, 2020

Governor orders statewide mask use in public, beginning Friday, July 3

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., on Friday, July 3, every Kansan in a public space must wear a mask. That was the announcement Governor Laura Kelly made shortly after 4 p.m., on Monday, June 29, at a news conference.

"This doesn't change where you...

Pen signing check.
June 29, 2020

Unemployment insurance benefits, routine processing delays and system upgrades

The Kansas Department of Labor is notifying claimants of routine processing delays of unemployment insurance benefits due to the Kansas fiscal year ending and the Independence Day holiday. Unemployment claims processed on June 29 will pay out on...

Hospital beds in an ICU
June 29, 2020

CDC updates, expands list of people at risk of severe COVID-19 illness

Based on detailed review of available evidence to date, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated and expanded its list of...

Cloth face coverings
June 26, 2020

Johnson County strongly encourages masks, no mandate

First and foremost, masks do work. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will continue to strongly encourage its residents to wear masks. However we are not requiring masks at this time. We are working to ensure hospital resources...

A man wearing a mask
June 26, 2020

Essential function organizations asked to complete survey on PPE

The State of Kansas is releasing a supply of personal protective equipment to Johnson County for distribution to organizations that provide essential functions within Johnson County.

We are requesting that those organizations assess their...

Health care workers conducting drive-thru testing
June 26, 2020

COVID-19 testing opportunities increase, includes evenings and older children

Starting on June 29, Johnson County children age 12 and older can get a free COVID-19 test at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s drive-thru appointment...

JCPRD Logo
June 26, 2020

JCPRD announces adjustments to fall entertainment schedule

After much deliberation, consideration and guidance from the Johnson County Health and Environment Department, Johnson County Park & Recreation District has decided to cancel the Theatre in the Park production of MAMMA MIA scheduled for late...

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