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April 16, 2021

JoCo on the Go: 911..what’s your emergency?

On JoCo on the Go, episode #87, if you or a loved one suffers a medical emergency, do you know what to do? Hear from a Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications expert who will talk about how staff members are helping save...

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April 16, 2021

Johnson County recognized as a Community for All Ages

On Friday, April 16, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) honored Johnson County for becoming more age friendly.

Johnson County is the first county in the Kansas City region to receive Communities for All Ages (CFAA) recognition.

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April 16, 2021

Telephone CPR impacts cardiac arrest survival in Johnson County

Acknowledging the important role bystanders play in impacting cardiac arrest survival, with guided assistance from telecommunicators, Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications implemented Resuscitation Quality Improvement®...

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April 15, 2021

Virtual public meeting - U.S. 69

Do you live, work or travel along U.S. 69? If so, please join the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) and the City of Overland Park to learn more about the U.S. 69 Expansion Project. The public meeting...

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April 15, 2021

County celebrates National Volunteer Week

In observation of National Volunteer Week, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation Thursday, April 15, dedicating the week of April 18-24 to the annual observance.

Erin Moeder, volunteers and programs...

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April 14, 2021

BOCC reviews housing study results

Ensuring attainable housing choice options remains a high priority for the Board of County Commissioners. A housing market and needs assessment study, involving Johnson County, its 19 city partners and United Community Services was recently...

Lenexa City Center Library
April 14, 2021

County libraries return to regular hours

The Johnson County Library will return to regular hours over the next month after a year of reduced hours and services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In-person events, access to children’s toys and the MakerSpace will remain suspended but...

Dr. Sanmi Areola
April 13, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 disease and vaccine update to BOCC

On Tuesday, April 13, 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 13, 2021

JCDHE pauses administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

In coordination with the Federal Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is immediately pausing administration of...

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April 12, 2021

JCDHE opens up vaccination appointments to all who are eligible

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is offering an easier way to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination. Beginning today, people who are age 16 and older and either live or work in Johnson County can make an...