Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey in order to understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). The survey will close at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10.
Survey link - Population Health Survey
On March 28, Governor Laura Kelly issued a stay at home order for all of Kansas. Executive Order No. 20-16 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 30 and supersedes Johnson County’s stay at home order that went into effect March 24. Currently the governor’s order is set to expire on April 19, and if that remains the case, the county’s order, which when established was set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on April 23, would go back into effect.
The state is working on FAQs to provide more clarity on its order, and we will post a link to them as soon as they are made available. Questions on the state’s stay at home order can be emailed to KEFF@ks.gov.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m., on Tuesday, March 24, a Johnson County Emergency Public Health Order goes into effect and remains until 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 23. The order mandates residents to stay at home, with the exception of essential activities, which are described in the order. Read the Johnson County order.
Consideration after 30 days will be given of whether to prolong these orders beyond that date, based on public health and critical care information available at that time.
Examples of essential businesses and services that will remain open during this time:
Watch at the bottom of this email a replay of the news conference on Sunday, March 22, at which details of regional stay-at-home orders were shared.
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 the public is seeking enforcement of the Health Officer Emergency Order with regard to their own place of employment, they can contact the company’s human resources or legal departments. Otherwise, residents who are concerned about compliance are encouraged to contact their municipal police department. Those phone numbers are available online. DO NOT CALL 911. Please use the administrative number.
Johnson County is receiving many call, emails and social media messages from residents who have specific questions regarding the most recent order outlined above. We are working to answer these questions as quickly as possible.
To help us get you the information you need to abide by the order that goes into effect Tuesday, we invite you to call our call center.
Customer service for questions about order
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday- Friday
Spanish language interpreters are also standing by to take calls at the same number. You may remain anonymous.
You can also read answers to some of the common questions we've already received about the order.
Customer service is additionally available online. Go to the bottom of the page to submit your questions through a form. Responses will be made through email.
A hotline is also available to help address your virus-related questions. You can remain anonymous.
Johnson County Community Hotline
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Spanish language available through same number
You can also call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 877-427-7317, after business hours.
On Wednesday, March 18, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued new mandates for quarantine and isolation of travelers, along with close contacts and those being tested.
14-day home quarantine is mandated for Kansans who have:
Johnson County programs and services have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This information is updated as changes are made. Please check this webpage often regarding court services, human services programs through Johnson County Park & Recreation District and much more.
As information changes daily regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this time of uncertainty can create an elevated sense of anxiety. The Johnson County Mental Health Center is offering resources for families and individuals to help.
Check out these resources on the Johnson County Mental Health Center webpage.
We've created a webpage for the common questions surrounding COVID-19. Topics include how to identify symptoms, how it's spread, who's at risk and much more. Check back often. As more questions come in, we'll continue to update answers.