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Johnson County Board of County Commissioners call special meeting, July 2
July 2, 2020

A Special Meeting of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners has been set for 10 a.m., on Thursday, July 2, in the Board’s Hearing Room, located on the third floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, at 111 S. Cherry St., Olathe. This meeting is for the purpose of considering a Kansas Governor Executive Order to be issued on July 2, regarding a requirement to wear face masks.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing will be observed, and limited seating will be available in the hearing room, with additional limited seating available in the adjacent lobby with audio available. A live broadcast will still be available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org and on Facebook Live.

Anyone wishing to speak to the agenda item will need to sign in before the start of the meeting and will be called upon to speak in the order in which they signed up.

July 4th holiday schedule
July 1, 2020

In observation of the 4th of July holiday on Saturday, all Johnson County Government buildings will be closed on Friday, July 3. 

In addition, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will not hold their regular meeting on Thursday, at 9:30 a.m., but has instead called a special meeting for 10 a.m., Thursday, for the purpose of discussing Gov. Kelly’s Executive Order to be issued on July 2, which is expected to mandate the wearing of masks in the state of Kansas.

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
July 1, 2020

Throughout the month of July, Johnson County will remember the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Johnson County incorporates diversity and inclusion into all aspects of serving the public. This month, we’ll highlight just a few of the services the county provides for people with disabilities.

The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush and prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities. It protects people from discrimination in employment, public entities and accommodations, telecommunications and from retaliation or coercion when evoking their rights under the act.

The best of the county’s work is embodied by Johnson County Developmental Supports, which is the largest provider in the county of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. JCDS’s philosophy of “Employment First” means the employment specialists work to ensure the people they serve are treated fairly under the law and can access jobs that match their skills and interests.

Learn more about what JCDS does to help people with disabilities obtain employment.

JoCo on the Go: Serving individuals with I/DD during a pandemic
July 1, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #47, hear from Johnson County Developmental Supports professionals who will share what life has been like for those they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, find out how Direct Support Professionals and others are finding ways to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental supports differently – offering individuals and their caregivers the support they need to safely remain home.

Look for JoCo on the Go where you regularly listen to podcasts. Learn more about JoCo on the Go and get a complete transcript of this episode.

JCDHE Director provides update on pandemic
June 30, 2020

On Tuesday, June 30, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners on the pandemic in Johnson County.

Information in the briefing includes, among other items:

  • Testing opportunities have increased, with evening hours and increased appointment-based testing slot.
  • The next, drive-thru testing clinic for those with and without symptoms will be Friday, July 10, in Gardner.
  • Long-term care facility guidelines are now available.
  • The county is averaging 60 new cases per day.
BOCC June update
June 30, 2020

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in June 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

After several months of meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of County Commissioners returned to the Hearing Room on June 11. The board returned to an altered room with physical distancing in place and limited public seating. The board took action on the following items related to COVID-19 this month:

  • Authorized an emergency exception to competition and increased in the amount of $200,000 to the agreement with Eurofin Viracor, Incorporated for COVID-19 testing supplies and processing services for a contract total amount not to exceed $350,000 in FY 2020.
     
  • Approved the reallocation and expenditure of fund balance (reserves) for FY 2020 for the County General Fund in an amount not to exceed $4,154,405 for the request from JCDHE creating 6 full time positions, 35 part-time positions, and providing funding to continue testing for COVID-19 and other related programmatic expenses. An addition to this motion included a report out to the board at the first meeting in January 2021.
     
  • Voted that as of June 11, Johnson County would follow the voluntary recommendations and guidance in the state’s Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas. This includes the following precautionary measures: washing your hands, staying at home if you are sick, physical distancing from others, and wearing a mask when out in public.
     
  • Authorized receipt of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding received from the United States Treasury in the amount of $116,311,033.60, creating a project account, in the County’s Grant Fund, and setting a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. on July 16th for the purpose of receiving public input on proposed amendments to the FY 2020 Budget for the General Fund to appropriate the $116,311,033.60, plus interest earned, of CARES Act funding.
     
  • Authorized the utilization of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding in an amount not to exceed $14,996,458 for the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other related supplies needed to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and authorized exception to competition for vetted vendors in accordance with Johnson County Administrative Purchasing Policy and Procedure 110.180.

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