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Johnson County Kansas
March 10, 2021

BOCC meeting tomorrow to include pandemic update from Dr. Areola

At 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 11, the Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled business session. Among other items, the board will discuss the pandemic.

Watch the meeting live on our...

A vaccine needle
March 10, 2021

How to get a vaccine

For a complete list of vaccination options in Johnson County, please see our "How do I get a vaccine?" page. This includes Johnson County Department of Health &...

Face mask
March 10, 2021

Deadline for businesses and organizations to request PPE

Personal protective equipment supplies are available to all Johnson County businesses and organizations. The deadline to request these items is Friday, March 12.

Items available include:

•    Disposable face masks...

Leaders visit JoCo vaccine clinics
March 9, 2021

State and federal leaders visit regional vaccine clinics

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Kansas, took a tour of a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment vaccine clinic this morning. The clinic, primarily for those 65+, was held at Okun Fieldhouse, Shawnee. County leaders, including JCDHE Dr....

March 8, 2021

Johnson County celebrates International Women’s Day

As we recognize Heroes Week in Johnson County, we also celebrate International Women’s Day. Women have broken new ground not only throughout history, but also in the country’s current fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

We take a moment...

Old courthouse
March 8, 2021

Initial work underway to remove the former Johnson County Courthouse

If you are in downtown Olathe, you’ll notice barriers and fencing up around the former Johnson County Courthouse. Starting March 11, utilities will be disconnected, and the site will be under the control of JE Dunn for demolition. Exterior...

A syringe and a calendar
March 5, 2021

Vaccine plans for next week

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is focused on providing vaccinations to some of our county’s vulnerable populations, including those who are homebound, without a permanent home or have a disability.

  • Those...
Heroes Week #ThankYouJoCo
March 5, 2021

Heroes Week starts Sunday, March 7

March 7 marks one year since the COVID-19 virus was first detected in the county and state. Join us in a social media campaign to acknowledge those who have played a role in helping Johnson County fight the pandemic. Use #ThankYou JoCo.


A drawing of a building with a sign with a vaccine symbol on the front
March 5, 2021

BOCC approves designated vaccine clinic facility

On Thursday, March. 4, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved a short-term sublease agreement on a temporary, dedicated location for a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 vaccination clinic. 


Heroes Week, March 7-13 - honoring our pandemic heroes
March 5, 2021

Board recognizes county’s continued efforts to fight COVID-19

During the March 4 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board recognized Johnson County’s continued efforts to fight COVID-19 and persevere. A proclamation was signed to designate March 7-13 as Heroes Week. March 7 marks one year since the...