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A woman in a mask putting hand sanitizer on the hands of a child who is wearing a mask
September 3, 2020

Saliva tests for schools

Today, Sept. 2, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment announced that within the next few weeks it will provide thousands of saliva tests to Johnson County K-12 schools. This is part of a strategy to stop COVID-19.

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A woman turning an open sign inside a restaurant window
September 3, 2020

JCDHE releases restaurant guidance

In an ongoing effort to help businesses stay safe and remain open, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has released new restaurant guidance.

The guidance document helps restaurants understand the safety precautions that are... more

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola
September 1, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to BOCC

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, 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 of the briefing include: 

  • The number of... more
Johnson County Courthouse
September 1, 2020

Johnson County Courthouse reaches milestone of substantial completion

The new Johnson County Courthouse has reached the milestone of substantial completion. The project has been under construction for just over two years leading up to this significant date in the overall timeline.

The certificate of... more

COVID stories graphic
September 1, 2020

281 COVID-19 impact stories received

Thanks to everyone who shared a COVID-19 impact story. In all, 281 stories were received. The information was gathered as part of the county's process to determine the distribution of $35 million in COVID Relief Funds.

Over the next two... more

Making voting possible ... become a poll worker in Johnson County
September 1, 2020

Election Office celebrates National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has established Sept. 1 as National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. To celebrate the occasion, the Election Office is encouraging Johnson County residents to sign up to help their neighbors vote in November.... more

August 31, 2020

BOCC August Update

In addition to adopting the FY 2021 budget, here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ other actions and activities in August 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at... more

Sorting boxes of PPE
August 31, 2020

Friday is deadline for businesses and organizations to request free PPE

The deadline is approaching for Johnson County businesses and organizations to request Personal Protective Equipment made available by the state of Kansas. Requests for a 90-day supply of the following items need to be made by this Friday,... more

boy and mom with masks
August 28, 2020

Learning hubs at JCPRD facilities

Five Johnson County Park and Recreation District facilities will be hosting JCPRD Learning Hubs to provide in-person places for students in grades one through eight to safely learn and enjoy enrichment experiences as school reopening plans... more

August 27, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19 during regular business session

The Board of County Commissioners held its regular business session today, Aug. 27, which included the following items related to COVID-19:

  • The board authorized new funding to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • $800,000... more