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Task force
April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force submits recommendation to reopen businesses

On Tuesday, April 28, the Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force spent more than two hours finalizing a draft of the Johnson County Recovery Plan available on this page to submit to the Board of County Commissioners, for approval.... more

Board of County Commissioners
April 28, 2020

Board of County Commissioners to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic at special meeting

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, April 29.

The meeting will... more

Paul Davis
April 28, 2020

MED-ACT: Don’t hesitate to call 911 in a medical emergency

Johnson County MED-ACT has seen a marked decrease in calls about heart attacks, cardiac arrest and strokes, and experts worry that people are not calling for help or waiting longer to call for help because they fear catching coronavirus (COVID-19... more

Task force members meeting via Zoom
April 27, 2020

Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force finalizing proposal to reopen businesses

On Monday, April 27, the Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force spent several hours working on updates to the latest draft of the Johnson County Recovery Plan available on this page.

As they reviewed the plan, they discussed... more

A person's hands cradling a red heart shaped container
April 27, 2020

KC Regional COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund announces $3.2 million in second round of grants

More than $3.2 million in aid has been announced to 72 area nonprofits as part of the second round of grant funding from the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

The fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that... more

A paper survey
April 27, 2020

Invitation only drive-thru coronavirus (COVID-19) testing focuses on general public, essential workers

Again, this week, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will conduct drive-thru testing clinics to get a better understanding of the spread of COVID-19 in Johnson County.

The clinic tomorrow is expected to include more... more

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April 27, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Road to economic recovery

On JoCo on the Go episode #38, hear from local economy experts Jeff Shackelford, president and CEO of the Enterprise Center in Johnson County, and Doug Davidson with the County Economic Research Institute. They describe how the COVID-19... more

A dispatcher talking to a caller
April 27, 2020

You are not alone - domestic violence on the rise

Physical distancing can leave anyone feeling like they are truly alone with no one to reach out to if they find themselves in a scary or abusive situation.

Safehome and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office want you know - You Are Not Alone... more

Johnson County Recovery Task Force Meeting
April 24, 2020

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

Today the Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force held its second meeting to continue working on a plan for a phased approach to reopening the economy. The task force met via Zoom for two-and-a-half hours to discuss this... more

a yellow house
April 24, 2020

Johnson County to accept partial property tax payments

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic impacts on our community, Johnson County Government will begin accepting partial payments on second-half real estate and personal property taxes due on or before May 11. There is no minimum payment,... more