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March 26, 2020

Enforcement of Emergency Public Health Order

Johnson County is receiving many inquiries about how to report a business that may not be complying with the county’s most recent Emergency Public Health Order about essential activities and businesses.

If you are seeking enforcement of... more

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March 26, 2020

Child care hotline available, state regulation reminder

It is essential that children are placed in licensed child care facilities rather than “pop-up” child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of regulating child care facilities is to reduce the risk of predictable harm to children while... more

March 26, 2020

Board of County Commissioners meeting: latest on COVID-19 situation in Johnson County

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, March 26, heard from Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster and Director of Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola. They addressed issues... more

March 26, 2020

Spring 2020 JoCo Magazine to hit mailboxes this week

Spring is here and with it comes a new issue of JoCo Magazine! Your magazine should arrive in your mailbox sometime this week. In this issue, you'll find: 

  • Information about the 2020 Census and why it's so important that everyone is... more
Mail in ballot
March 26, 2020

Johnson County voters can apply to vote by mail

The Johnson County Election Office is reminding voters of their options for voting by mail in response to concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on upcoming elections.

Any registered voter in Kansas can request a ballot by mail for any... more

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March 26, 2020

County offices and buildings closed to the public

Due to continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Johnson County Government buildings and offices, including Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices, are closed to the public as of March 25, for 30 days concurrent with... more

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March 26, 2020

Johnson County WIC services now available without physical presence

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the WIC clinics in Johnson County continue to operate. Current participants will continue to receive WIC benefits and new applicants will be assessed, certified and issued benefits.

Normally, participants and... more

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March 26, 2020

Golf courses can be open with requirements

In response to numerous requests for reconsideration that golf course operations be considered essential recreation (like parks), we are issuing... more

County administration building
March 24, 2020

Motor Vehicle and other county offices and buildings closed to the public, beginning Wednesday, March 25

Due to continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, please note this list of Johnson County Government services and buildings, including Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices, that will be closed to the public as of March... more

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March 24, 2020

Governor issues new executive orders in response to COVID-19 pandemic

On March 23, Governor Laura Kelly issued new executive orders that pertain to the following:

  • Foreclosures and evictions
  • Waste and recycling service
  • Extending deadlines for driver’s licenses and vehicle registration... more