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October 7, 2020

JCDHE director provides update to the BOCC

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

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There were 673... more
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October 7, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19 pandemic, among other items

On Thursday, Oct. 8, the Board of County Commissioners will discuss COVID-19-related items during their regularly scheduled business meeting.

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October 7, 2020

Governor's disaster declaration extended

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the State Finance Council approved Governor Laura Kelly's request to extend her state of disaster declaration. It was set to expire on Oct. 15. The declaration has now been extended to Nov. 15.

The declaration is... more

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October 7, 2020

Johnson County takes a wholistic approach to energy management

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners recently proclaimed Wednesday, October 7, 2020, to be Energy Efficiency Day.

Some of the county's energy efficiency milestones include:

  • Johnson County made a commitment in the... more
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October 6, 2020

Johnson County to make available more than $35M in Coronavirus Relief Funds to re-invest in the community

Johnson County Government's allocation of Coronavirus Relief Funds will be available in the coming weeks through an application process. The $35,324,000 is focused on community reinvestment.

In September, the Board of County Commissioners... more

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October 6, 2020

Live Well Age Well 2020

Information, entertainment and fun are all in store this week for people attending the Live Well Age Well Expo. This year, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District is presenting it as a virtual event on Zoom. It will take place over two... more

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October 5, 2020

Johnson County launches new COVID-19 dashboard

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has launched today, Oct. 5, a new version of its coronavirus... more

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October 5, 2020

County experts hosting virtual cybersecurity forum for businesses, public

County experts are hosting a virtual cybersecurity forum open to area businesses and members of the public.

The County’s 3rd Annual Johnson County Cyber Forum takes place at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 via Zoom. Experts will share... more

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October 2, 2020

Johnson County supports regional efforts to address COVID-19 impacts

Working together to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on communities across the Kansas City region, five philanthropic foundations, area counties, including Johnson County, and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) have joined forces to... more

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October 2, 2020

It's Okay if You're Not Okay podcast - mental health and public health

On Friday, Oct. 2, Johnson County Mental Health Center released its latest podcast episode - focused on understanding mental health needs during the pandemic, while balancing the need to contain the spread of the virus. 

Look for It's Okay... more