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Health care workers testing a driver for COVID-19
July 9, 2020

Drive-thru testing for those with and without symptoms on Friday, in Gardner - no appointment needed

If you live or work in Johnson County and are age 12 and older, you can get a free COVID-19 test on 8 - 11 a.m., Friday, July 10, or until supplies run out, at Gardner Edgerton High School, 425 Waverly Road, in Gardner. Children ages 12-15 years...

Mask sign
July 8, 2020

Johnson County provides downloadable storefront graphics for mask mandate

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

Board of County Commissioners
July 8, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19, among other items, tomorrow

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will come together for their regularly scheduled meeting at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 9. 

Items on the agenda related to COVID-19 include:

  • Authorize funds from the state of...
ADA at 30 logo
July 8, 2020

Ensuring people with disabilities don't face discrimination in hiring

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

Since it was enacted in 1990, the ADA has directly affected the lives of millions of people who were...

Username and password paper on fishing hook
July 8, 2020

If it seems “fishy,” it is “phishy”

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a lot of COVID-19 scammers out there, making cybersecurity more important than ever.

The FTC is warning the public of a phishing campaign where victims are promised money from a...

JoCo on the Go podcast logo
July 7, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Family survives COVID-19

On JoCo on the Go, episode #48, hear from the Green family of Johnson County. In March, their daughters got sick and then Jason and Katy started feeling ill. Within a short time, they were both in the hospital. Katy went home to her...

BOCC in hearing room
July 2, 2020

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners supports Governor’s mask mandate

The Board of County Commissioners held a special meeting at 10 a.m., today, July 2, to consider a...

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
July 2, 2020

Governor signs executive order to mandate masks statewide

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

July 2, 2020

Safely celebrate the 4th of July

As Kansans prepare for the July 4th weekend, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has put together a guide to help you safely celebrate.

The guidance comes from the Governor's Ad Astra Reopening Plan and reflects the state's...

Johnson County District Court
July 2, 2020

Johnson County District Court remains in its Phase 2 implementation

Johnson County District Court will remain in Phase II of its reopening plan.

Remote proceedings are preferred. All hearings will proceed remotely unless an in-person hearing is authorized by the assigned judge. Limited in-person...