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July 28, 2020

Johnson County sets maximum authority for Proposed FY 2021 Budget

On Monday, July 27, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners formalized changes to the Proposed FY 2021 Operating and Capital Improvement...

Health care workers conducting a drive-thru COVID-19 test
July 27, 2020

Drive-thru testing clinic results

On Friday, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment conducted an appointment-based drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic for those with and without symptoms. 

The event held at Shawnee Mission North High School included 570...

July 27, 2020

Johnson County retains triple-triple rating in latest bond issues

Amid the unparalleled economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Johnson County announced Thursday (July 23) it has maintained the top AAA bond ratings with stable outlook from all three major rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s...

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July 24, 2020

Regional health directors and officers issue statement

On Friday, July 24, regional health officers and directors, including Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola and Johnson County Local Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster released a joint letter to the...

JoCo on the Go podcast
July 24, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Returning to school safely

On JoCo on the Go, episode #50, hear from Johnson County public health officials as well as Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson. They address the risk of COVID-19 transmission among children and the signs and symptoms that your child is...

BOCC
July 23, 2020

BOCC discusses COVID-19 among other items

Today, the Board of County Commissioners held its regular business session. The following were the COVID-19 related items:

  • To date, the organization has identified $3,002,643.87 in costs which are eligible for CARES Act reimbursement...
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July 22, 2020

Census workers coming to JoCo neighborhoods

As the 2020 Census effort progresses, you may start to see some unfamiliar faces in your neighborhood.

The goal of the census is to count every person in the United States and ensure that each person is counted only once. Since late March...

BOCC
July 22, 2020

BOCC to discuss COVID-19 among other items

The Board of County Commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled business session at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 23. Among other items, they will discuss the pandemic. The agenda includes:

  • COVID-19 funding and expense report...
Johnson County courthouse
July 22, 2020

Johnson County District Court update

After consultation with local health officials and the Court's Pandemic Response Team, the Johnson County District Court will continue with virtual hearings and services through at least July 31.

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July 22, 2020

Marking 30 years of the ADA

Throughout the month of July, Johnson County will remember the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H. W. Bush and outlawed discrimination...

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