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April 9, 2021

Vaccine distribution for next week in Johnson County

This week, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) expanded hours for COVID-19 vaccinations.

In the upcoming week, JCDHE will continue vaccinating all those in Phases 1-5 at the Lenexa vaccination site. Appointments...

COVID virus
April 9, 2021

Olathe Motor Vehicle Office reopens to the public, following COVID-19-related temporary closure

Johnson County’s Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, located at 782 N. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, will reopen to the public beginning Monday, April 12, in a limited capacity. The office will resume regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday...

BOCC update
April 8, 2021

Board of County Commissioners update

The Board of County Commissioners resumed meeting in the Hearing Room on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:30 am. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing will be observed in the Hearing Room, with limited seating in the adjacent lobby...

areal view of Tomahawk
April 8, 2021

Tomahawk Creek Wastewater project continues on time, on budget

Groundbreaking for the expansion of Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility occurred in April 2018.

Despite challenges over three years, including soil conditions, extreme wet weather and the pandemic, the project is on time and on...

An SUV driving on a gravel road with a trail of dust behind it
April 7, 2021

2021 dust control cost share program

Johnson County still has about 135 miles of gravel roads. One of the issues that comes with living on a gravel road is dealing with the dust created by traffic. The dust gets in the air, on your vehicle, in your house, and it can be a nuisance....

Dr. Sanmi Areola
April 6, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 disease and vaccine update

On Tuesday, April 6, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 disease and vaccine update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

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April 6, 2021

Public comment procedures outlined for Johnson County BOCC meetings

Members of the public must sign up in advance to deliver comments either in person or virtually.

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will return this week to the Hearing Room following several months of...

JoCo on the go logo
April 6, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Public health matters

On JoCo on the Go, episode #86, hear from Julie Brewer, executive director of United Community Services, a key partner in addressing public health needs in our community. She talks about the wide range of factors that comprise public...

Vaccine needle and calendar
April 2, 2021

Vaccine distribution for next week in Johnson County

For the week of April 5, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) announced that they will be expanding hours for COVID-19 vaccinations. This will include evening and weekend availability.

JCDHE's vaccination plan will...

National Public Health Week
April 2, 2021

Johnson County to celebrate National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week, observed this year April 5-11, is especially important as we thank the Johnson County staff members who promote public health every day – especially those who have fought so hard to combat the pandemic. Yesterday, the...