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December 18, 2020

How to be thankful in the present

On the latest It's Okay if You're Not Okay, Johnson County Mental Health Center podcast, the hosts discuss the perception that 2020 stinks, by modeling how to be thankful in the present, despite the difficulties. The bottom line: sometimes it's...

December 17, 2020

JoCo health care providers, indicate interest in vaccine for staff

On Thursday, Dec. 17, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment announced it's asking health care practices/organizations to indicate their interest in getting the COVID-19 vaccine for their staff.

JCDHE asks that one...

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December 16, 2020

BOCC to address pandemic tomorrow

At 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 17, the Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled business meeting. The meeting will be held virtually. Among other items, commissioners will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic.


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December 15, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to BOCC

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 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 2,555...
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December 15, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Vaccine update, safety precautions continue

On JoCo on the Go, episode #71, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola. He provides the very latest on vaccine distribution in Johnson County. He also emphasizes the importance of...

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December 15, 2020

Improvements to Johnson County Library’s Central Resource branch coming in 2021

Johnson County Library is excited to announce upcoming improvements for its Central Resource branch, 9875 W. 87th St., in Overland Park. As home to many departments that support all 14 Johnson County Library branches, such as Materials Handling,...

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December 14, 2020

Johnson County joins the state in honoring COVID-19 victims

Kansas has surpassed 2,000 Kansas deaths due to COVID-19. In honor of the lives lost and the families they left behind, Governor Laura Kelly directed that flags be lowered to half-staff throughout the state until sundown today, Monday, Dec. 14....

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December 11, 2020

State Finance Council extends emergency declaration order

Friday, Dec. 11, the State Finance Council met to consider a request of the Governor to extend the state of disaster declaration to Jan. 10.

Because the disaster declaration extension was approved, it will also extend several other orders...

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December 10, 2020

Johnson County authorizes purchase of mobile COVID-19 unit

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners authorized the purchase of its first mobile clinic today (Dec. 10) during its regular business session. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment received a state grant for the purchase...

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December 10, 2020

The holidays are coming early to the Johnson County Museum

Enjoy the sparkle of an aluminum tree, the glow of big-bulb lights, and the nostalgia of vintage décor throughout the 1954 All-Electric House at the Johnson County Museum this holiday season.

As a special treat, on December 12, a...