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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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New COVID-19 testing clinic hours started this week
February 25, 2021

On Mondays, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinic runs from 8 a.m. to noon. Appointments Tuesday through Thursday, will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointments will be scheduled on Fridays. The end time reflects the last appointment slot.

Look for additional testing opportunities through your health care provider or through gogettested.com.

You may also visit the links below to get further details on testing availability, how to book an appointment and more. In addition to these options, you can also visit your health care provider to request a test.

Second dose process update
February 25, 2021

In a continued effort to improve the vaccination process in Johnson County, beginning tomorrow, Feb. 25, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will begin scheduling second dose appointments when residents receive their first dose of vaccine.

Depending on the type of vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), second dose appointments will be scheduled 21 days for Pfizer and 28 days for Moderna from the first dose, at the same time and location. We anticipate this will alleviate the burden on residents to schedule their appointments when times become available.

Residents will be given an opportunity to reschedule or cancel if needed. If you have any questions about vaccination appointments, contact us at [email protected] or call 913-715-2819.

JCDHE director provides virus and vaccine update to BOCC
February 24, 2021

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

  • Vaccines received by JCDHE:
    • KDHE - 32,625
    • Health partnership - 7,600
    • KU Med - 2,000
    • Children's Mercy - 350
  • Vaccines administered - 31,164
  • Vaccine clinics are currently scheduled through March 2. Any appointments after March 2, are expected to open to 65+ residents, as vaccine becomes available. Johnson County health systems will still vaccinate their patients in this age group.
  • Children's Mercy will receive eight trays from KDHE to cover most public/parochial school staff. JCDHE will provide one tray allocated for child care workers.
  • JCDHE is working with Hy-Vee and Auburn pharmacy to provide vaccinations to 1,900 people in 27 independent living facilities.
  • There were 452 new COVID-19 infections last week. This is down 485 from the previous week. This translates into an average of 69 new infections per day.
  • When calculated as a rate, we are at 75 cases per 100,000 residents per week. Our goals is less than 50 new infections per 100,000 residents.
  • Our recommended phase for school gating criteria is Orange Zone.
  • Testing remains available through JCDHE and state-sponsored sites. Learn more at gogettested.com.
PPE available for businesses and organizations
February 24, 2021

Johnson County's Community Personal Protective Equipment Program has reopened. Supplies are available to all Johnson County businesses and organizations.

Last year, we distributed 6.3 million pieces of PPE, which provided a 90-day supply of PPE to 1,300 organizations supporting more than 90,000 workers. Today, there are 1.7 million items remaining from the supplies provided from the state.

Items available include:

  • Disposable face masks 
  • Face shields
  • Cloth reusable (washable) gowns

 Businesses and organizations can express interest in supplies through our Community PPE Survey.

New COVID-19 testing clinic hours beginning Monday
February 20, 2021

Beginning Monday, Feb. 22, on Mondays, the Johnson County Department of Health & Environment COVID-19 testing clinic will run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Appointments Tuesday through Thursday, will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

No appointments will be scheduled on Fridays. The end time reflects the last appointment slot.

Look for additional testing opportunities through your health care provider or through gogettested.com.

Johnson County honors the annual observance of Black History Month
February 20, 2021

Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The 2021 theme is: “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” 

Black History Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of African-Americans in society as well as in the Johnson County community. The month of February allows the nation to embrace and recognize what great African-Americans have done to ensure a promising future for all generations.

The month-long, federally recognized celebration honors the contributions African Americans have made nationally and locally. Several Johnson County African Americans were trailblazers in the county’s history, including firsts to serve in local governments, in district court, in the business community and in sports as noted in this graphic.

Black families, along with teacher Corinthian Nutter, in the community of South Park, now Merriam, successful fought for equal school facilities in a landmark case, Webb vs, District No. 90, as noted in this article. That case was a prelude to the historic Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling five years later that ended racial segregation of public schools.
                
This is the perfect time to explore all of Johnson County Library’s resources pertaining to Black History Month. 

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