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November 16, 2020

Johnson County Motor Vehicle offices will reopen to the public on Mondays

Johnson County Motor Vehicle offices in Olathe and Mission will resume normal operations with service to the public Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Nov. 23. The department will begin daily processing of Title Drop-Off Service...

Public health order begins Nov. 16
November 15, 2020

Johnson County Board of Public Health order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16

A Board of Public Health order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Johnson County goes into effect at 12:01 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 16. Below are links to the signed order as well as an FAQ to help answer questions you may have. The order was...

Kansas Statehouse
November 14, 2020

State Finance Council approves emergency declaration order; mask order continues in Johnson County

Friday, Nov. 13, the State Finance Council met to consider a request of the Recovery Office to approve reallocations from the Coronavirus Relief Fund and a request of the Governor to extend the state of disaster declaration to Dec. 15.

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November 12, 2020

Board to discuss COVID-19 in special meeting

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert announced he has called a special meeting for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

The board will receive an update on COVID-19, including reports from Johnson County’s public schools and...

Kansas Statehouse
November 12, 2020

State Finance to discuss emergency declaration order

The State Finance Council will meet at noon on Friday, Nov. 13, to consider two items:

  • A request of the Recovery Office to approve reallocations from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.
  • A request of the Governor to extend the state...
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November 11, 2020

County offices closed on Veterans Day; Watch County observance online

Johnson County offices will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day, but we invite you to watch the county’s 34th annual Veterans Day observance below. Because of COVID-19, this year’s event was held live online at 11 a.m.

While...

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola
November 11, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 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 1,820 new...
JoCo on the Go podcast graphic
November 11, 2020

JoCo on the Go: COVID-19 update – Hospital strain, schools, community spread, a vaccine and more

On JoCo on the Go, episode #66, hear from Johnson County’s top public health officials about the high levels of community spread – find out why and where this is happening and what you can do to help.

Learn about how hospitals are...

Picture of a woman voting
November 10, 2020

Johnson County canvass to certify election results

Tomorrow, the Johnson County Election Office will begin the canvass for the November general election. The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners serve as the Board of County Canvassers. They are required to review and certify the results...

COVID-19 testing event
November 9, 2020

Johnson County community testing events scheduled

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is partnering with local organizations and the Mid America Regional Council to provide expanded testing opportunities. As always, you can continue to get tested through the JCDHE drive-thru...

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