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Dr. Sanmi Areola
September 9, 2020

JCDHE director provides update to the board

Today, Sept. 9, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update on COVID-19 to the Board of County Commissioners. 

Highlights from the update include: 

  • The number of... more
A young girl wearing a mask washing her hands
September 9, 2020

Johnson County reiterates position on reducing risk of COVID-19 in schools

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola and others continued their conversation with school district superintendents this week to promote a reduced risk of COVID-19 transmission in Johnson County schools.... more

September 8, 2020

Johnson County recognizes Suicide Prevention Week

On Thursday, Sept. 3, Johnson County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Month, Sept. 6 – 12 as Suicide Prevention Week, and Sept. 10 as World Suicide Prevention Day.

These national and global dates of... more

Happy Labor Day
September 4, 2020

County offices closed for Labor Day

Johnson County offices will be closed in celebration of Labor Day, Sept. 7, as we honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. 

This... more

A doctor using an iPad
September 4, 2020

Regional public health experts urge anyone exposed to COVID-19 to get tested, regardless of symptoms

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in the Kansas City region, local public health directors urge anyone with symptoms and those exposed to infected persons to get tested.

Local health departments determined that testing... more

Board of County Commissioners
September 4, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19, among other items

The BOCC held its regular business session today, Sept. 3, which included the following items related to COVID-19:

  • To date Johnson County Government has identified $5,760,119.71 in costs which are eligible for CARES Act reimbursement... more
Coronavirus doesn't take a holiday. Don't let your guard down.
September 4, 2020

Coronavirus doesn't take a holiday

As we approach the three-day holiday weekend, it's important to not let our guards down regarding COVID-19, according to Dr. Sanmi Areola, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. Positive COVID-19 case counts have... more

JoCo on the Go podcast logo
September 4, 2020

JoCo on the podcast - COVID-19 update

On JoCo on the Go, episode #56, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment leaders to get the latest on COVID-19 in the county. You’ll hear why it’s important to not let your guard down as we enter into a long holiday... more

Boxes of personal protective equipment
September 4, 2020

PPE deadline today

The deadline for Johnson County businesses and organizations to request Personal Protective Equipment made available by the state of Kansas is 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4. These are requests for a 90-day supply of the following items:

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola
September 3, 2020

Johnson County participates in live community discussions

Today, Sept. 2, Johnson County leaders participated in two separate live community events regarding COVID-19 - a Shawnee Mission School District town hall and a discussion involving area chief medical officers.

SMSD town hall... more