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Photo of a CARS project
October 23, 2020

$32 million authorized for CARS and Stormwater Management programs

Did you know cities and Johnson County work together to improve the roads you travel and on flood control efforts? This week the Board of County Commissioners authorized more than $32 million to improve roadways and stormwater systems in 2021....

BOCC update
October 22, 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...

Board of County Commissioners
October 21, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19-related items

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled business session at 9:30 a.m. The agenda includes, among other items, action and information related to the pandemic.

COVID-19 related...

A glass with water being poured into it
October 21, 2020

Imagine a Day Without Water on Oct. 21

This year, our country faced an enormous public health crisis from the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this emergency, water and wastewater systems kept the water flowing in homes, hospitals and essential businesses. This crisis demonstrated the...

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola
October 20, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to BOCC

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 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 briefing include:

  • There were 746...
JoCo on the Go podcast logo
October 20, 2020

JoCo on the Go, episode #63: COVID-19 cyber crimes

On JoCo on the Go, episode #63, hear from Johnson County experts, including our district attorney, a cyber crimes investigator with the Sheriff’s Office and our information technology leaders, who will discuss how criminals are using the...

Suburban houses
October 19, 2020

KC COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund supports eviction prevention efforts

Eviction prevention is one of three targeted areas of investments in the latest round of funding awarded by the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which was established to address critical needs for those affected by the...

illustration of doctor testing a woman for COVID-19
October 19, 2020

Expanded COVID-19 testing - event on Saturday, Oct. 24

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is partnering with local organizations and the Mid-America Regional Council to provide expanded testing opportunities. In addition to drive-thru testing available at the JCDHE health clinic, you...

Mother in a mask adjusting her son's mask
October 16, 2020

Governor's mask mandate remains in effect in Johnson County

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the State Finance Council approved Governor Laura Kelly's request to extend her state of disaster declaration. It was set to expire on Oct. 15. The declaration has now been extended to Nov. 15. The declaration is also tied...

Board of County Commissioners
October 14, 2020

Board of County Commissioners to discuss pandemic

The Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled business session at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 15. The agenda includes COVID-19-related items, such as:

  • COVID-19 funding and expense reports
  • Personal...

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