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County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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Get a COVID-19 test if you live or work in Johnson County
September 17, 2020

Who can participate in Johnson County’s appointment-based testing?

  • Those 16 and older who live or work in Johnson County.
  • Children ages 5-15 who live in Johnson County. A parent must be present in the vehicle to give verbal consent for testing. Children will be tested inside the vehicle and must be able to sit still for a nasal swab to both nostrils.
  • Those with or without symptoms of coronavirus.
  • If testing is not available from your primary health care provider.

Get list of days and times of testing.

Schedule a COVID-19 test.

BOCC to address COVID-19, Governor's mask order on agenda
September 16, 2020

At 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 17, the Board of County Commissioners will discuss the pandemic, among other items.

Agenda topics related to COVID-19 include the following: 

  • Consider authorizing $650,000 in federal funds for COVID-19 response 
  • COVID-19 funding and expenses report
  • Personal protective equipment update
  • Coronavirus Relief Funds phase 1 reimbursement
  • A COVID-19 update from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
  • Mask requirement (additional details below)

On July 2, the Board of County Commissioners voted to affirm Governor Kelly’s EO No. 20-52, which requires individuals to wear masks or other face coverings in public. That vote did not include an expiration date for Johnson County other than when the executive order itself expires or is rescinded.

The Johnson County BOCC will have an agenda item to consider the mask order at its regular business session on Sept. 17. Public comment related to this item will be held until it's time for this agenda item.

Get additional information on this agenda item.

Information on Governor Kelly’s mask order
September 15, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly’s mask order remains in effect in Kansas and in Johnson County. On Sept. 11, the State Finance Council voted unanimously to extend the Governor’s State of Emergency Proclamation through October 15. Executive Order No. 20-52 (“EO 20-52”), the Governor’s statewide order requiring individuals to wear masks or other face coverings in public, was tied to the Governor’s emergency proclamation and remains in effect and continues to run with the period of the emergency, currently set to expire Oct. 15, 2020. In Johnson County, E.O. No. 20-52 remains subject to the authority of the Board of County Commissioners to enact less restrictive measures, as allowed by HB 2016.

On July 2, the Board of County Commissioners voted to affirm Governor Kelly’s EO No. 20-52. That vote did not include an expiration date for Johnson County other than when the executive order itself expires or is rescinded.

The Johnson County BOCC will have an agenda item to consider the mask order at its regular business session on Sept. 17 at 9:30 a.m. More information is available here.

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to BOCC
September 15, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There were 628 new infections last week.
  • This translates to an average of 90 new infections per day.
  • When calculated as a rate, we are at 102 cases per 100,000 residents per week.
JoCo on the Go podcast - helping those in need during the pandemic
September 15, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #58, hear about the increased need for assistance during the pandemic. Find out how Johnson County Human Services is supporting residents who may have reduced income. You’ll also hear how Johnson County is working closely with other helping organizations to ensure residents receive the resources they need. We’ll discuss how adequate housing plays a role in public health. And find out how you can safely make food and other donations to help your neighbors.
 
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.

Additional resources to stop the spread of COVID-19
September 14, 2020

Recommendations for reopening schools

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment released on Tuesday, July 28, public health recommendations for K-12 schools to help families and school districts make decisions about the reopening of schools in Johnson County. Read the recommendations.

Workplace Guidance for Employers

COVID-19 in the Workplace: A guide for employers includes steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work, concentrating on the rules of infection control and what to do when a case of COVID-19 occurs in the workplace.

Enforcement of mask mandate

If you are seeking enforcement of the Governor's mask order, contact the consumer fraud hotline at the District Attorney's Office, 913-715-3003. DO NOT CALL 911.

PPE available for community organizations and businesses

Personal protective equipment is now available, at no cost, to all organizations and businesses within Johnson County. Get more information on PPE for organizations.

Mask use

Learn about cloth mask recommendations.

Get information from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on the use of masks.

What if I get sick?

Get guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Who to call with questions about COVID-19?

Call the Johnson County COVID-19 hotline at 913-715-CV19 (2819), 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. You can email questions to [email protected] or use a chat bot at kdheks.gov/coronavirus.

Travel-related quarantine

Visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Travel & Exposure Related Isolation/Quarantine webpage

Visit our frequently asked questions

We have a webpage for the common questions surrounding COVID-19.

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