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Health care workers conducting drive-thru coronavirus tests
September 28, 2020

Get a COVID-19 test if you live or work in Johnson County

Who can participate in Johnson County’s appointment-based testing?

  • Those 16 and older who live or work in Johnson County.
  • Children ages 5-15 who live in Johnson County. A parent must be present in the vehicle to give verbal...
A mother, father and two children posing with a laptop
September 28, 2020

CARES Act funding available for JCPRD school-age remote learning and child care

On Monday, Sept. 28, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District announced that CARES Act funds are available to subsidize the JCPRD school-age remote learning and child care programs. The Board of County Commissioners authorized the funding...

paper cut out of adults and children holding hands
September 28, 2020

Celebrate National Family Day on September 28

National Family Day celebrates simple, everyday things parents do to connect with their kids. Family time may look a little different right now, but it’s no less important for your children’s long-term health. 

The simple, little things...

BOCC update
September 25, 2020

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

The Board of County Commissioners...

A police car with its sire lights on driving down a city street at night
September 25, 2020

Additional co-responder position added to Johnson County

Johnson County Mental Health Center will add an additional full-time co-responder to provide crisis intervention assistance to the City of Overland Park Police Department. The new position was authorized during the Sept. 17 Board of County...

Board of County Commissioners
September 24, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Board of County Commissioners held its regular business session, and the following were the items related to COVID-19:

  • The BOCC authorized its weekly disbursement of CARES Act funds to reimburse taxing...
Johnson County Election Office
September 24, 2020

New ballot boxes to be installed throughout the county

The Johnson County Election Office announced today, Sept. 24, that it will install ballot boxes at seven additional locations for voters to return their mail ballots for the November election. Election participation by mail has substantially...

A woman behind the steering wheel driving a car
September 24, 2020

KDHE amends travel quarantine list

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment amended its travel quarantine list to include Aruba. Aruba was previously on the list and was removed on Sept. 10. However, it's rates have increased over the last two weeks...

the county commissioners posing for a portrait
September 23, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19 items on tomorrow's agenda

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Board of County Commissioners will discuss several pandemic-related items on their regular business agenda.

Items related to COVID-19 include:

  • COVID-19 funding and expenses reports.
  • Personal...
September 22, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the report include:

  • There were 728...