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Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Dr. Sanmi Areola
September 15, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to BOCC

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There were 628 new... more
JoCo on the Go logo
September 15, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast - helping those in need during the pandemic

On JoCo on the Go, episode #58, hear about the increased need for assistance during the pandemic. Find out how Johnson County Human Services is supporting residents who may have reduced income. You’ll also hear how Johnson County is... more

A person wearing a medical mask
September 14, 2020

Additional resources to stop the spread of COVID-19

Recommendations for reopening schools

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment released on Tuesday, July 28, public health recommendations for K-12 schools to help families and school districts make decisions about the... more

Title Drop Off Box
September 11, 2020

Motor Vehicle Offices to close to the public on Mondays

Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices in Olathe and Mission will be closed to the public on Mondays, effective Sept. 14, to allow staff to process applications submitted through the new Title Drop Off Service. Since April, more than 13,000 title... more

Kansas Statehouse
September 11, 2020

Disaster declaration extension approved

Governor Laura Kelly went before the State Finance Council today, Sept. 11, to discuss the upcoming State Disaster Declaration deadline. The current declaration expires Sept. 15. The extension request was approved.

Highlights from the... more

Microtransit vehicle
September 11, 2020

Microtransit to offer additional important destinations

Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, microtransit – an on-demand, shared-ride transportation service – will be available to more residents in Johnson County. The microtransit service area will be expanded to include important new destinations, including... more

A box of groceries
September 11, 2020

Help your Johnson County neighbors in need

This year has brought many challenges to our neighbors in need. You can make a difference by safely donating to Johnson County Human Services, to restock the pantries.

You can make your donations by purchasing essential items off the... more

Portrait of chairman and commissioners
September 11, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19, among other items

The Board of County Commissioners held its regular business meeting today, Sept. 10. Among other items, the board discussed COVID-19.

Pandemic-related items included:

Podcast logo
September 10, 2020

JoCo on the Go podast - when the flu season and COVID-19 collide

On JoCo on the Go, episode #57, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment doctors about the upcoming flu season in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out when and where the flu shot will be available and why... more

A football on the 50 yard line
September 10, 2020

JCDHE encourages safe celebrations for start of Chiefs football season

We know Chiefs fans are excited about the start of the season, but in the midst of a pandemic, it's important to maintain safety precautions even while celebrating.

  • Wear a mask.
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance.
  • ... more