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February 10, 2021

Veterans Treatment Court holds first pandemic-style graduation

Johnson County’s Veterans Treatment Court held its first pandemic-style graduation for five former servicemen and one woman who completed the diversion program. Judge Timothy McCarthy of the Kansas 10th Judicial Circuit presided over the virtual... more

Public health update
February 10, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 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 update include:

  • Johnson County is... more
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February 9, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Doing your taxes virtually

On JoCo on the Go, episode #79, 2020 was a challenging year for many of us – some facing changes in employment status. So how do you do your taxes this year? Hear from Johnson County K-State Research and Extension staff who operate VITA... more

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February 5, 2021

New Johnson County Charter Commission, the third in county history, is authorized

On Thursday, Feb. 4, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously approved a resolution to establish a 25-member Charter Commission with eight members named by the board. The other 17 charter members were appointed by... more

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February 5, 2021

Getting ready for the BIG Game? Do so safely

The best thing to do this weekend? Have a virtual gathering to watch the big game. But if you do gather with people who don’t live with you, consider taking the following measures:

  • Wear a mask appropriately and consistently
  • ... more
February 3, 2021

Johnson County Mental Health Center pledges support to Governor’s ‘Stepping Up’ initiative

Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) is committed to support the work of the new Kansas ‘Stepping Up’ Technical Assistance Center, announced by Governor Laura Kelly’s office on Jan. 26. JCMHC has been dedicated to this national initiative... more

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February 1, 2021

Vaccine distribution moves to those 65+ and school special education staff this week, additional doses received

The goal for Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is to provide multiple options throughout the community for our residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is the first week that community providers will be assisting us. All... more

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January 29, 2021

Vaccine distribution moves to those 65+ and school special education staff next week

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola announced at the Jan. 28 Board of County Commissioners meeting the following vaccination plans for the week of Feb. 1:

  • Health care workers who are due for... more
JoCo on the Go Podcast
January 29, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Older adults receive their vaccines

On JoCo on the Go, episode #77, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola and JCDHE Epidemiology Director Elizabeth Holzschuh as they talk about vaccinating older adults – this week those 80... more

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January 29, 2021

Library offers trivia quiz in celebration of Kansas Day

On Friday, Jan. 29, Kansas turns 160-years-old, marking its entry into the Union as the nation’s 34th state on that date in 1861.

In celebration of Kansas Day, which the date is called, Johnson County Library is offering a social media... more

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