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JoCo on the Go Podcast logo
July 15, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Mask mandate in effect

On JoCo on the Go, episode #49, hear from Johnson County public health officials. They address the new Governor’s mask mandate that’s in effect in Johnson County. They also talk about the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, especially...

ADA at 30 Logo
July 15, 2020

Struggles continue for people with disabilities

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

The impacts of the ADA have affected everyone in our country, regardless of ability. Our industries,...

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July 15, 2020

Johnson County enforcement of Governor's executive order requiring masks

On Thursday, July 2, Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order #20-52 requiring that most Kansans must wear a mask while in public spaces...

Dr. Sanmi Areola
July 14, 2020

JCDHE Director provides COVID-19 update to BOCC

On Tuesday, July 14, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners on COVID-19.

Highlights from the briefing include:

Comeback KC logo
July 14, 2020

Businesses pledge support of mask requirement

More than 100 of the region’s business, civic and nonprofit leaders have signed an open letter circulated by Comeback KC pledging to require employees and customers to wear face masks at work and in their business facilities. Signatories commit...

Johnson County Courthouse
July 13, 2020

Johnson County District Court has no in-person proceedings at the courthouse this week

Over the past several weeks, the Johnson County District Court has been constantly reviewing plans and its timetable for the phased re-entry into the courthouse and a return to full in-person operations. 

Given the rise people testing...

Motor vehicle offices
July 10, 2020

Governor Kelly extends period to register vehicles

On Wednesday, July 8, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order No. 20-55, which states that Kansas residents who have purchased a new or used vehicle after January 1 through May 31 will have an extended period to register their vehicle...

Health care workers conducting COVID-19 tests
July 10, 2020

Appointment-based coronavirus (COVID-19) testing available to those with and without symptoms

Appointment-based testing is available to those with and without symptoms at 11875 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe (south side of the building). 

  • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday-Thursday
  • 4 - 7 p.m., every Tuesday
  • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.,...
Board of County Commissioners
July 10, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19, among other items

Today, the Board of County Commissioners held its regular weekly business session, which included the following COVID-19-related items.

  • Authorization to accept funds from the State of Kansas Coronavirus Relief Fund under the terms...
Shawnee Mission Park Beach House
July 10, 2020

JCPRD beach closes until July 18 due to staff member contracting COVID-19

The Shawnee Mission Park Beach is closed until July 18, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials announced.

The staff member was involved in training with other beach staff,...