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March 15, 2021

All phases COVID-19 vaccine interest survey now open

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is preparing to move to additional phases of the state's vaccination rollout plan. For planning purposes, a new COVID-19 interest... more

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
March 15, 2021

Governor announces Kansas to move into Phase 3 and 4 next week

Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced the state will move to Phase 3 and 4 of Kansas' COVID-19 vaccination plan, beginning March 22. With this move, those 16-64 with a pre-existing medical condition and other non-health care workers in critical... more

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March 15, 2021

Regional COVID-19 response news conference tomorrow

On Tuesday, March 16, regional leaders will make remarks at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, to recognize one year of fighting COVID-19. Approximately one year ago, elected and public health leaders gathered at the same location to... more

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March 15, 2021

JoCo on the Go podcast: One year ago - a look back on the pandemic

On JoCo on the Go, episode #83, we take a look back on the pandemic in Johnson County – where we started, how far we’ve come and we talk about the work left to do. Hear where some of our pandemic response leaders were when they heard... more

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March 12, 2021

Commissioners approve 2021 federal legislative platform

On Thursday, March 11, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved its 2021 Federal Legislative Platform that serves as the basis for the county's advocacy efforts in partnership with the Kansas federal delegation to Congress.

The... more

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March 11, 2021

Annual reports root out noxious weeds in Johnson County

Jim Hoge has helped to weed out a growing problem in Johnson County for 16 years.

He is the noxious weed director for Johnson County with a small office at the Johnson County Department of Public Works campus in west Olathe.

Each... more

Johnson County Kansas
March 10, 2021

BOCC meeting tomorrow to include pandemic update from Dr. Areola

At 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 11, the Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled business session. Among other items, the board will discuss the pandemic.

Watch the meeting live on our... more

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March 10, 2021

How to get a vaccine

For a complete list of vaccination options in Johnson County, please see our "How do I get a vaccine?" page. This includes Johnson County Department of Health &... more

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March 10, 2021

Deadline for businesses and organizations to request PPE

Personal protective equipment supplies are available to all Johnson County businesses and organizations. The deadline to request these items is Friday, March 12.

Items available include:

•    Disposable face masks... more

Leaders visit JoCo vaccine clinics
March 9, 2021

State and federal leaders visit regional vaccine clinics

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Kansas, took a tour of a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment vaccine clinic this morning. The clinic, primarily for those 65+, was held at Okun Fieldhouse, Shawnee. County leaders, including JCDHE Dr.... more