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November 23, 2020

Johnson County teams up with local grocer to help older adults at higher risk for COVID

Today, Nov. 23, Johnson County's Department of Aging and Human Services and Olathe HyVee delivered 670 care packages of food to older adults. The Board of County Commissioners approved the use of CARES Act funds to help this population at higher...

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November 23, 2020

2020 Property Tax Statements due by Dec. 21, 2020

The Johnson County Treasury and Financial Management department began mailing 207,814 real estate and 17,428 personal property tax statements to Johnson County taxpayers on Friday, Nov. 20. 

The first half real estate and personal property...

A test tube with a sticker for a positive test
November 20, 2020

What kinds of COVID-19 tests are available?

As the pandemic continues, additional testing events and testing methods are becoming available. 

Have questions about the different types of tests? Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has a...

A masked woman turning an open sign in a restaurant window
November 19, 2020

BOCC approves enforcement measures for public health order

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the Board of County Commissioners discussed the new public health order that went into effect on Monday, Nov. 16. One element that required further discussion was enforcement of the order.

During today's Board of...

Board of County Commissioners
November 18, 2020

BOCC to discuss COVID-19 pandemic, and enforcement of new public health order

The Board of County Commissioners will discuss COVID-19-related items during their regularly scheduled business session at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19.


Dr. Sanmi Areola
November 17, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to BOCC

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There were 2,564 new...
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November 17, 2020

Johnson County Museum recognized for service during pandemic

The Johnson County Museum was recently recognized with an Award of Excellence from the Kansas Museum Association for its efforts in three areas during the pandemic it is calling “Collect, Curate, Partner, Serve: Johnson County Museum’s Response...

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November 17, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Holidays with high COVID-19 transmission

On JoCo on the Go, episode #67, hear from Johnson County public health officials about just how likely it is that you could come in contact with someone with COVID-19 – increasing your risk of getting the virus and spreading it to others...

A woman with her arms crossed wearing a mask
November 16, 2020

COVID-19 emergency order for Johnson County now in effect

At 12:01 a.m., today, Nov. 16, the Johnson County public health order went into effect.

Some of the more significant actions approved the Board of County Commissioners, sitting as the Board of Public Health, on Friday, Nov. 13, include:...

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November 16, 2020

Johnson County Mental Health Center removes barriers for behavioral health services

Today, Nov. 16, Johnson County Mental Health Center launched additional supports for county residents who are members of groups disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, such as:

  • People who are uninsured, underinsured
  • LGBTQ...