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A man wearing a mask
June 26, 2020

Essential function organizations asked to complete survey on PPE

The State of Kansas is releasing a supply of personal protective equipment to Johnson County for distribution to organizations that provide essential functions within Johnson County.

We are requesting that those organizations assess their... more

Health care workers conducting drive-thru testing
June 26, 2020

COVID-19 testing opportunities increase, includes evenings and older children

Starting on June 29, Johnson County children age 12 and older can get a free COVID-19 test at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s drive-thru... more

Cars at a drive-thru testing clinic
June 26, 2020

Johnson County of Department of Health and Environment hosts drive-thru clinic today

On Friday, June 26, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment held a drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic at United Methodist... more

JCPRD Logo
June 26, 2020

JCPRD announces adjustments to fall entertainment schedule

After much deliberation, consideration and guidance from the Johnson County Health and Environment Department, Johnson County Park & Recreation District has decided to cancel the Theatre in the Park production of MAMMA MIA scheduled for late... more

A woman taking the census on her cell phone
June 26, 2020

Have you taken the 2020 Census?

Not yet? The good news is there is still plenty of time.

The U.S. Census Bureau had scheduled the Self-Response Phase (where households respond online, by phone or by mail) to end on July 31, but extended it through Oct. 31, due to the... more

Cars at a drive-thru testing clinic
June 26, 2020

Drive-thru testing clinic for those with and without COVID-19 symptoms this week

If you live or work in Johnson County, and are 18 or older, you can get a free COVID-19 test from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, June 26, or until supplies run out, at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, in Leawood.... more

PPE distribution
June 25, 2020

BOCC authorization of CARES Act funding and additional resources from the state will create a major PPE increase in Johnson County

Plans are underway for Johnson County service providers, businesses and organizations in many industries to access an increased amount of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through two different channels.

PPE Stabilization in Response to... more

BOCC in hearing room
June 25, 2020

COVID-19 items discussed at Thursday's BOCC meeting

The Board of County Commissioners held its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 25, and discussed, among other items COVID-19.

In addition to the early mentioned action on PPE, other pandemic-related items for discussion included... more

Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion project
June 25, 2020

Road Closure for Lee Boulevard from Mission Road starting June 29

Lee Boulevard from Mission Road to the baseball field parking lot will be closed for Phase 1 road construction starting June 29. It will re-open in September. This work is tied to the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion project... more

Board in hearing room
June 24, 2020

COVID-19 items scheduled for Thursday's BOCC meeting

The Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 25. 

Agenda items related to COVID-19 include:

  • CARES Act funding (and Community Development Block Grant... more

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