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Dr. Sanmi Areola
July 21, 2020

JCDHE Director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, July 21, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided an update on COVID-19 to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update:

  • Testing options include...
Health care workers testing a person at a drive-thru clinic
July 20, 2020

Testing clinic on July 24 for those with and without COVID-19 symptoms

If you live or work in Johnson County, and are age 12 and older, you can make an appointment to be tested for COVID-19 for free from 8-11 a.m., on Friday, July 24, at Shawnee Mission North High School, 7401 Johnson Drive, Overland Park. Children...

Rendering of artwork in entryway
July 20, 2020

Public art installation at new Johnson County Courthouse begins this week

Johnson County’s Public Art Program commits funding for the creation and installation of public art in Johnson County Government’s major capital building projects. The...

Johnson County election office
July 20, 2020

Advance voting opens at seven locations

Advance voting for the August 2020 primary election opened today, Monday, July 20, at seven locations in Johnson County.

Advance voting will remain open for two weeks before Election Day, Aug. 4.

Advance voting locations and hours...

July 17, 2020

Stay safe with dangerous heat in forecast

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Johnson County, Kansas, through Sunday, July 19 with highs of 94 degrees on Friday, 95 on Saturday, and 93 on Sunday.

The Johnson County Department of Health and...

Johnson County Election Office
July 17, 2020

Advance voting opens Monday, July 20, at 7 Johnson County locations

Seven advance voting locations will open on Monday, July 20, and remain open for two weeks before the August primary. Locations include:

  • Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park
  • Hilltop Conference Center,...
A woman putting hand sanitizer on a child's hand. Both are wearing masks.
July 16, 2020

School year delay and safety guidance clarification

During a joint news conference on Wednesday, July 15, Governor Laura Kelly, Kansas Department of Education Commissioner of Education Randy Watson and Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman, M.D., announced the state's...

BOCC in hearing room
July 16, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19, among other items

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

  • The board held a public hearing, a necessary step to amend the county’s FY 2020 budget to...
KC Air Show graphic
July 16, 2020

KC Air Show postponed

The KC Air Show Charities has made the decision to postpone its show originally scheduled for Sept. 5-6, at New Century AirCenter, featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns and restrictions.


I voted in Johnson County
July 15, 2020

Election Office mailing ballots to 90,000 Johnson County voters today

In May, the Johnson County Election Office mailed advance voting applications to every registered voter for the 2020 elections to help reduce traffic at in-person voting locations and keep voters and election workers safe and healthy during the...