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June 19, 2020

Help us understand your housing needs

Johnson County, the cities and United Community Services of Johnson County (UCS) need input from you about housing needs in our communities. You know our communities best. Please share your...

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June 18, 2020

BOCC gets update on public health related to COVID-19

At today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, the agenda included an update from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola and Epidemiologist Elizabeth Holzschuh. They discussed:

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June 17, 2020

Joint letter on improper glove usage

Johnson County Government’s medical experts have released a joint letter to the community regarding the improper use of gloves in places such as restaurants and grocery stores. This letter is meant to educate the public about who should not be...

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June 17, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast - Getting outdoors during a disease outbreak

On JoCo on the Go, episode #45, hear from Johnson County Park & Recreation District experts about how COVID-19 is changing summer outdoor activities. You’ll find out which beaches and marinas are open and when. You’ll also hear about how...

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June 17, 2020

JoCo Monthly is returning

The Johnson County Government - Coronavirus Disease Update will continue to be delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday. But beginning, June 30, we'll also return to offering JoCo Monthly - an ongoing monthly e-newsletter with...

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June 17, 2020

JCDHE supports state, CDC recommendations for using cloth face coverings

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment supports the following recommendations regarding the use of cloth face coverings to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

State of Kansas: Guidance for Individuals

Masks: Individuals...

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June 16, 2020

Update on COVID-19 in Johnson County

On Tuesday, June 16, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners on efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the county.

Highlights from...

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June 16, 2020

CDC takes a closer look at those most at-risk for severe illness from COVID-19

Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says older adults and those of any age with underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19....

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June 15, 2020

CDC issues new considerations on mass gatherings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released considerations for events and gatherings.

"The more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of...

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June 15, 2020

Johnson County Library is back open

On Monday, June 15 Johnson County Library opened all 14 of its branches with limited services and temporarily modified hours of operation. As the Library works to rebuild staffing capacity, modified hours allow branch staff time to safely process...