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Joint regional news conference held today

Dr. Joseph LeMaster signs Johnson County stay at home order

Leaders from the regional CORE4 (Jackson County, Johnson County and Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri) held a joint news conference today in Union Station to announce implementation of each jurisdiction’s stay at home order. These orders go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, for the next 30 days, expiring at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

Dr. Joseph LeMaster, public health officer for Johnson County, signed the Emergency Public Health Order which provides further definitions and exemptions for those essential services discussed during a special meeting of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on Saturday, March 21.

Johnson County has two hotlines available to the community. Both phone numbers have Spanish translators available today.

The Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline answered by Johnson County school nurses - number is 913-715-CV19 (2819) - answered March 22 from 2 to 6 p.m.., and Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Johnson County Call Center - number is 913-715-5000 - answered March 22 from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday – Friday TBD

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482