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BOCC update
January 29, 2021

BOCC January update

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in Jan 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. The board took the following... more

A health care worker putting a Bandaid on a man's arm after giving him the vaccine
January 28, 2021

Vaccine clinic for those 80+ continues, improved process yields positive results

After concerning feedback Tuesday regarding older adults standing in long lines in the cold at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's vaccination clinic, JCDHE acted quickly to improve the process as it continued with day two... more

News conference 4 p.m. today
January 28, 2021

JCDHE to host live virtual news conference tomorrow for another vaccine update

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will host a live virtual news conference tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 28, to provide another update on vaccine distribution in the county. 

Watch live on... more

notepad laptop on desk
January 27, 2021

BOCC to address pandemic-related items, including public health order

At 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, the Board of County Commissioners will, among other pandemic-related items, discuss its public health order set to expire Jan. 31. Order 002-20 was adopted on Nov. 19. The BOCC, sitting as the Board of Public... more

Johnson County Public Health Update, Dr. Sanmi Areola
January 27, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

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

Highlights from the report include:

Vaccine

Judy Jacobs, Holocaust survivor from Overland Park, Kansas
January 27, 2021

Johnson County observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, Jan. 27, Johnson County observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a video of Judy Jacobs of Overland Park, Kansas.

A Holocaust survivor, Judy, then a child, and... more

A COVID-19 vaccine
January 25, 2021

Phase 2, Tier 1 COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins this week in Johnson County

Tier 1: People 65+, emergency responders, education, childcare and food and agriculture workers

This week, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will start vaccinating those in Phase 2 of the state's... more

It's Okay if You're Not Okay Podcast logo
January 21, 2021

It's Okay if You're Not Okay - difference between self-care and coping

Check out It's Okay if You're Not Okay, a podcast from Johnson County Mental Health... more

Dr. Sanmi Areola
January 19, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There were 1,965 new infections last week.... more

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