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Board of County Commissioners
December 9, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19 pandemic

At 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 10, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will hold virtually its regular business meeting.

Pandemic-related items on the agenda include:

  • Consider an exception to competition for a...
Kansas Statehouse
December 8, 2020

Board approves 2021 State Legislative platform

With the new year just around the corner, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted during its regular meeting on Dec. 3 to approve the 2021 State Legislative Platform. The document serves as the basis for the county’s advocacy...

Dr. Sanmi Areola
December 8, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, 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 1,963...
December 8, 2020

JoCo on the Go: COVID-19 vaccine is on the way

On JoCo on the Go, episode #70, hear from a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment vaccine expert about the county’s work with the state to implement Kansas’ vaccination plan. Learn which groups will get vaccinated first,...

A nurse in a mask giving a shot to a boy in a mask
December 7, 2020

National Influenza Week - help reduce strain on our health care system by getting your flu shot

National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 6-12) is a call to all Americans 6 months and older to get their annual flu vaccine if they have not already.

Since COVID-19 and flu could spread simultaneously this winter, this week reminds...

Stop the spread. It's up to us Kansas. Let's do our part to keep Kansans safe.
December 7, 2020

State-sponsored testing in Johnson County continues

The state of Kansas is hoping to double the amount of testing in Kansas by the end of 2020. Additional testing opportunities are available in Johnson County

At GoGetTested.com/...

Know for sure Get Tested COVID-19 Testing Event
December 7, 2020

New testing opportunities 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.

JCDHE is now offering more slots for testing at its drive-thru...

cloth masks
December 7, 2020

Learn how to sew a cloth mask

This week, Johnson County Library is hosting an online course on sewing masks.

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up on your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop/refresh basic machine sewing knowledge...

JoCo on the Go logo
December 4, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Winter sports during a pandemic

On JoCo on the Go, episode #69, hear from Johnson County Park and Recreation District about how winter sports are carrying on with pandemic safety in mind. Learn more about the importance of protecting athletes, spectators, referees, coaches and...

A smiling mother, father and two children
December 3, 2020

JCDHE announces shorter quarantine length

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its recommendation for the length of time residents should stay in quarantine following close contact with someone who has COVID-19, if they are asymptomatic. Previously...