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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... more

Bars on a bar chart
May 6, 2021

JCDHE updates dashboard to include vaccination information

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has updated the COVID-19 dashboard to include information about the county’s vaccination progress. It includes data on how many eligible people have received a shot, vaccination progress... more

World Password Day
May 6, 2021

It’s World Password Day. How strong are your passwords?

Today is World Password Day, the perfect day to make sure all of your passwords are strong and different across accounts and websites.

Creating a strong password is easier than you think. Follow these simple tips to shake up your password... more

JoCo on the Go podcast graphic
May 5, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Reaching population immunity

On JoCo on the Go, episode #89, Johnson County is making great progress toward getting vaccine into the arms of those eligible, but there’s more work to do. Just how much? Hear from Dr. Sanmi Areola, Johnson County Department of Health... more

The Best Times cover
May 5, 2021

The Best Times showcases master gardeners, heroes from two wars

The May-June issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail with a cover story featuring master gardeners from the Johnson County K-State Extension Office preparing for the May 21-22 garden tour featuring five private gardens.

... more

Colorful murals inside library at Lenexa City Center.
May 3, 2021

County libraries return to regular hours Monday

The Johnson County Library returns to regular operations today after a year of reduced hours and services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One exception is the Cedar-Roe branch which remains closed until June 20 for construction.

Now... more

BOCC update
April 30, 2021

BOCC April update

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in April 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. The board took the following... more

A face mask
April 29, 2021

County moves from order to recommendations for COVID-19 safety precautions

Today, the Board of County Commissioners did not extend its current public health order, which includes requirements for physical distancing in public spaces and the wearing of face masks. That order was effective from 12:01 a.m., on Friday,... more

Ribbon cutting
April 26, 2021

John Barkley Plaza dedicated at Shawnee Mission Park

On Saturday, April 24, a new memorial plaza honoring the Johnson County park system’s first superintendent was officially dedicated by county and park leaders along with special speakers.

Located near a refurbished entrance to Shawnee... more

A vaccine and a calendar
April 23, 2021

Vaccine distribution for next week in Johnson County

The CDC estimates that 15% of Johnson County's population is hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Johnson County is taking many steps to overcome vaccination hesitancy, including reaching out to various community groups and faith-based... more