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Johnson County library sign showing future site of new library.
May 17, 2021

Imagine your new library

Johnson County Library is excited to have begun the design process for the new Library in Merriam. And it’s time to hear from you!

On Wed., May 19, our first...

Flowers with pond in background
May 14, 2021

Popular Johnson County Extension Master Gardener Tour Returns

Five private gardens will be opened to the public during the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardener Public Tour, May 21 and 22. Kansas City’s premier garden tour is an opportunity to tour some of the most beautiful private...

American flag
May 14, 2021

Armed Forces Day celebration this weekend

Friends In Service of Heroes (F.I.S.H.), a 501(c)(3), will host an Armed Forces Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 15 at Signature Flight Support, located at the...

May 14, 2021

Make your voice heard - serve on a board or commission

Looking for an opportunity to learn more about Johnson County Government and help support, guide and/or oversee the county's agencies and departments? Johnson County has opportunities to serve on boards and commissions in a wide range of areas of...

A person getting a vaccine
May 13, 2021

JCDHE adopts CDC guidance on mask-wearing and physical distancing for fully vaccinated individuals

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) will adopt the guidance provided today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can resume activities – indoor or...

vaccinated teen girl in face mask
May 13, 2021

JCDHE to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-old children

JCDHE will administer the Pfizer vaccine to 12 -15-year-olds beginning May 13, 2021. This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12 through...

JoCo on the Go Podcast logo
May 11, 2021

JoCo on the Go: COVID-19 death investigations

On JoCo on the Go, episode #90, hundreds of people in Johnson County have lost their lives to COVID-19, we’ll talk to Johnson County Medical Examiner Dr. Diane Peterson about how these deaths are investigated. You’ll also hear from...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May 10, 2021

It's Mental Health Awareness Month!

May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental well-being of many Americans. It's important to stay open and honest about how we're feeling as we continue navigating through the pandemic...

virtual conference, hands clapping
May 10, 2021

2021 Recovery Conference this week

Individuals with lived experience with a mental health condition or substance use, along with caregivers and the community are invited to our 2021 Virtual Recovery Conference. The conference will be held virtually, beginning at 9 a.m., May 14....

five areas of focus for the Why campaign
May 10, 2021

Campaign focuses on peer healthy messages

The Whole Healthy You campaign was developed by Kansas youth and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to bring holistic healthy messaging to Kansas youth and young adults. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and Johnson...