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COVID-19 Recovery Task Force members during Zoom meeting
April 23, 2020

Johnson County to hold second COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force meeting on Friday, April 24

The Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force will hold its second meeting at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, April 24. This week, the Board of County Commissioners authorized the creation of the task force to plan and strategize how to... more

A laptop computer with a lock on the screen
April 23, 2020

COVID-19 frauds and schemes

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released on Thursday, April 23, released a list of known schemes connected to the pandemic.

Krista Engel, KDHE fraud manager - program integrity, says the fraud schemes are already impacting... more

a crowd of people
April 23, 2020

County's mass gathering order expires, governor's order continues

Beginning on April 23, Johnson County is now operating under Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order limiting mass gatherings to no more than 10 people.

The county’s separate order limiting mass gatherings expired at the end of the day... more

Task force members on remote meeting
April 22, 2020

Johnson County holds first COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force meeting

The Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force held its first meeting on Wednesday, April 22. The virtual meeting took place two days after the Board of County Commissioners authorized the creation of the task force to plan and... more

County commissioners
April 22, 2020

BOCC meets Thursday, April 23, COVID-19 discussion continues

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will once again meet virtually for its regularly scheduled meeting at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 23. You can watch the... more

A young boy and his father using a computer or iPad
April 22, 2020

Mental Health Center expands services, resources

Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) has been modifying and expanding services to respond to the increased community need. These shifts include adding staff to answer the 24/7 crisis line (913-268-0156... more

A box of groceries
April 21, 2020

Help Johnson County families in need - through virtual giving

Many Johnson County families and individuals are in need during this pandemic and are utilizing the Johnson County Human Services' food pantries. The challenge of giving while staying at home is no longer an issue. You can now shop and donate... more

yellow center lines on a paved road
April 21, 2020

Traffic diversion fees reduced through June 16

The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office recognizes the significant financial impact COVID-19 is having on our community. In an effort to offset some of this burden, traffic diversion fees have been reduced to a $30-flat fee plus statutory... more

April 21, 2020

JoCo on the Go: COVID-19 update, latest pandemic data, gloves and more

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #37 includes the latest update about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Johnson County. It's been more than a month since the county implemented a stay-at-home order. People are telecommuting, limiting exposure... more

A paper survey
April 21, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment surveys population a second time about coronavirus symptoms

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCHDE) is again asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey in order to help us understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19... more