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December 7, 2020

State-sponsored testing in Johnson County continues

The state of Kansas is hoping to double the amount of testing in Kansas by the end of 2020. Additional testing opportunities are available in Johnson County

At GoGetTested.com/... more

Know for sure Get Tested COVID-19 Testing Event
December 7, 2020

New testing opportunities in Johnson County

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is partnering with local organizations and the Mid-America Regional Council to provide expanded testing opportunities.

JCDHE is now offering more slots for testing at its drive-thru... more

cloth masks
December 7, 2020

Learn how to sew a cloth mask

This week, Johnson County Library is hosting an online course on sewing masks.

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up on your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop/refresh basic machine sewing knowledge... more

JoCo on the Go logo
December 4, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Winter sports during a pandemic

On JoCo on the Go, episode #69, hear from Johnson County Park and Recreation District about how winter sports are carrying on with pandemic safety in mind. Learn more about the importance of protecting athletes, spectators, referees, coaches and... more

A smiling mother, father and two children
December 3, 2020

JCDHE announces shorter quarantine length

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its recommendation for the length of time residents should stay in quarantine following close contact with someone who has COVID-19, if they are asymptomatic. Previously... more

December 2, 2020

JoCo Library releases Navigating COVID-19 resource

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all differently. And it's especially challenging for those who have limited digital access or skills. To help you navigate the pandemic, the Johnson County Library has created a... more

Dr. Sanmi Areola
December 1, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to BOCC

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

  • There were 2,352... more
Board of County Commissioners
December 1, 2020

BOCC meeting will be held virtually this week, public comments accepted

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, this week's Board of County Commissioners meeting will take place virtually, using Zoom, an online meeting tool, to conduct the meeting. Watch the meeting live at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 3. either on our... more

Blue Angels plane pulled into a hangar
December 1, 2020

Blue Angels land at New Century AirCenter for first time since '54

The Blue Angel #7 made an impressive arrival in New Century this morning, Dec 1. The jet made a precision low level “smoke on” approach in what is known as a “Carrier Break” to the east before circling and landing. Two Naval Aviators arrived in... more

COVID-19 Testing Event
December 1, 2020

Johnson County community testing events coming up

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is partnering with local organizations and the Mid-America Regional Council to provide expanded testing opportunities. As always, you can continue to get tested through the JCDHE drive-thru... more