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March 16, 2021

JCDHE drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic has new hours

Beginning this week, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available on Mondays and Thursdays at the health services building, in Olathe.

Interest has substantially decreased, so staff has...

Dr. Areola to present update to BOCC
March 16, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 and vaccine update to BOCC

On Tuesday, March 16, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 and vaccine update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

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Core Four Leaders in Union Station
March 16, 2021

Regional COVID-19 response news conference

Today, regional leaders made remarks at Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri to recognize one year of fighting COVID-19. Approximately one year ago, elected and public health leaders gathered at the same location to announce safety precautions to...

Tornado on the ground in a field along a country road
March 16, 2021

Learn how the outdoor warning sirens and NotifyJoCo are used for Tornado Warnings

The weather events in southern Johnson County on March 15 prompted questions from residents regarding the activation of NotifyJoCo, the county’s emergency notification system.

Dan Robeson, director of Emergency Management, noted that when...

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March 15, 2021

All phases COVID-19 vaccine interest survey now open

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is preparing to move to additional phases of the state's vaccination rollout plan. For planning purposes, a new COVID-19 interest...

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
March 15, 2021

Governor announces Kansas to move into Phase 3 and 4 next week

Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced the state will move to Phase 3 and 4 of Kansas' COVID-19 vaccination plan, beginning March 22. With this move, those 16-64 with a pre-existing medical condition and other non-health care workers in critical...

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March 15, 2021

Regional COVID-19 response news conference tomorrow

On Tuesday, March 16, regional leaders will make remarks at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, to recognize one year of fighting COVID-19. Approximately one year ago, elected and public health leaders gathered at the same location to...

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March 15, 2021

JoCo on the Go podcast: One year ago - a look back on the pandemic

On JoCo on the Go, episode #83, we take a look back on the pandemic in Johnson County – where we started, how far we’ve come and we talk about the work left to do. Hear where some of our pandemic response leaders were when they heard...

U.S. Capitol Building
March 12, 2021

Commissioners approve 2021 federal legislative platform

On Thursday, March 11, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved its 2021 Federal Legislative Platform that serves as the basis for the county's advocacy efforts in partnership with the Kansas federal delegation to Congress.

The...

buds of musk thistle
March 11, 2021

Annual reports root out noxious weeds in Johnson County

Jim Hoge has helped to weed out a growing problem in Johnson County for 16 years.

He is the noxious weed director for Johnson County with a small office at the Johnson County Department of Public Works campus in west Olathe.

Each...

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