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crime lab
November 9, 2020

JoCo Sheriff's Office gets grant to preserve digital evidence

Thanks to a grant, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will acquire new technology to enhance the timeliness and quality of the forensic science services provided to the residents and agencies of Johnson County. The Johnson County Board of County...

Health care graphic
November 6, 2020

Chief medical officers discuss spread of disease, health care system strain

Public health departments have been working with our metro’s hospital systems in strong collaboration since COVID-19 entered our region. We have appreciated this partnership which is imperative for a safe and health community.

Today, we...

A woman wearing a mask putting hand sanitizer on a child wearing a mask
November 5, 2020

Have questions about schools moving to the Red Zone?

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment announced that schools are now in the Red Zone, due to high levels of community COVID-19 transmission. Schools continue to do a good job reducing the risk of spread, so no...

A small wooden house sculpture next to a white board with an arrow showing an increase
November 5, 2020

Johnson County releases valuation and tax levy info for 2021 budget

This week, Johnson County released valuation and tax levy information for the 2021 Johnson County budgets. The 2020 mill levies and...

Dr. Sanmi Areola
November 3, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 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 1,251...
A young girl wearing a backpack and a mask washing her hands
November 3, 2020

Johnson County schools move to the Red Zone, high level of community spread

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment continues to report an exponential increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases, indicating high community spread.

The substantial increase has pushed schools into the Red Zone. The...

A health care worker conducting a coronavirus test on a driver at a drive-thru clinic
November 3, 2020

New pop-up testing event in Johnson County

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...

Diverse child hands
November 2, 2020

JoCo Library to host Talking to Preschoolers About Race workshop Nov. 4

Johnson County Library is hosting a new workshop for adults called Talking to Preschoolers About Race. The first event in the two-part series is 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, with the second session held at the same time on Wednesday, Nov. 18...