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A woman taking the census on her cell phone
June 26, 2020

Have you taken the 2020 Census?

Not yet? The good news is there is still plenty of time.

The U.S. Census Bureau had scheduled the Self-Response Phase (where households respond online, by phone or by mail) to end on July 31, but extended it through Oct. 31, due to the...

Cars at a drive-thru testing clinic
June 26, 2020

Drive-thru testing clinic for those with and without COVID-19 symptoms this week

If you live or work in Johnson County, and are 18 or older, you can get a free COVID-19 test from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, June 26, or until supplies run out, at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, in Leawood....

PPE distribution
June 25, 2020

BOCC authorization of CARES Act funding and additional resources from the state will create a major PPE increase in Johnson County

Plans are underway for Johnson County service providers, businesses and organizations in many industries to access an increased amount of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through two different channels.

PPE Stabilization in Response to...

BOCC in hearing room
June 25, 2020

COVID-19 items discussed at Thursday's BOCC meeting

The Board of County Commissioners held its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 25, and discussed, among other items COVID-19.

In addition to the early mentioned action on PPE, other pandemic-related items for discussion included...

Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion project
June 25, 2020

Road Closure for Lee Boulevard from Mission Road starting June 29

Lee Boulevard from Mission Road to the baseball field parking lot will be closed for Phase 1 road construction starting June 29. It will re-open in September. This work is tied to the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion project...

Board in hearing room
June 24, 2020

COVID-19 items scheduled for Thursday's BOCC meeting

The Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 25. 

Agenda items related to COVID-19 include:

  • CARES Act funding (and Community Development Block Grant...
JoCo on the Go podcast
June 24, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast - COVID-19 developments

On JoCo on the Go, episode #46, hear from Johnson County public health officials who will share the latest trends on COVID-19 cases. They’ll also talk about the continued importance of wearing masks in public and practicing physical distancing...

Kansas statehouse
June 24, 2020

News from the state

On June 23, Governor Kelly convened a call with a group of Kansas manufacturers to discuss how her administration can support the state's equipment manufacturing industry as the state moves forward into economic recovery from the pandemic. The...

Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola
June 23, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update

On Tuesday, June 23, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners on the county's COVID-19 efforts.

Highlights from the update include:...

Paved road
June 23, 2020

Governor announces phase-in of drive tests

On Tuesday, June 23, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly directed the Kansas Department of Revenue to begin phasing in the availability of drive tests.

"A significant part of getting Kansans back to work and back to school, is getting them back on...