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A Public Works snow plow
December 29, 2020

Wintry precipitation falling in Johnson County

This morning’s wintery precipitation will be transitioning to rain as the afternoon wears on. Expect tricky road conditions for the afternoon commute, and an otherwise cold and rainy evening, according to Johnson County Emergency Management....

A snowflake graphic
December 28, 2020

Public Works pretreating roads ahead of wintry weather

Wintry precipitation could make tomorrow morning's commute messy on untreated roads for those heading into their offices, according to Johnson County Emergency Management.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory...

A family posing with a laptop
December 24, 2020

Virtual holiday celebration suggestions

Johnson County encourages all residents to stay safe during this holiday season, by following precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 – wear masks, wash hands often, stay home when you’re sick and remain physically distanced from others with...

A mother using a computer while talking to her young son
December 24, 2020

Parenting during a pandemic over the holiday break from school

Winter break is a family-favorite time for most families: extra time together, seasonal activities, parties and family gatherings are all highlights. This year, it might feel like a lot of the typical high points of the season are just a little...

Closed for the holidays.
December 23, 2020

County offices to be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1; BOCC meets Jan. 7

Johnson County offices will be closed this Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of Christmas and New Year’s days.

The Board of County Commissioners will not meet on Thursday, Dec. 24. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the...

Dr. Sanmi Areola
December 22, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to BOCC

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update on the pandemic to the Board of County Commissioners. 

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There...
JoCo on the Go podcast logo
December 22, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Motor Vehicle self-service options

On JoCo on the Go, episode #72, the pandemic has presented plenty of challenges but also opportunities to improve county service delivery. On this episode, hear from the Johnson County Motor Vehicle Department about how increased demand...

December 21, 2020

I got my COVID-19 vaccine - share your #SleeveUpJoCo story

COVID-19 vaccines are limited and only becoming available to Johnson County according to the state's rollout plan. But as they become more widely available, we invite you to wear your 'I got my COVID-19 vaccine' sticker and take a selfie using #...

Health care worker is vaccinated.
December 21, 2020

Johnson County health care workers get vaccinated

This week, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment health care workers are being vaccinated against COVID-19, following the state of Kansas' vaccination plan. The Moderna vaccine arrived at the JCDHE health clinic this morning.

Orange EV truck
December 21, 2020

JCW to use electric vehicles at expanded plant

Johnson County’s Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility (TCWTF), which is currently under construction in a multi-year expansion project, will add more electric vehicles to its fleet for cleaner, more cost-effective transportation.