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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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State Finance Council approves emergency declaration order; mask order continues in Johnson County
November 15, 2020

Friday, Nov. 13, the State Finance Council met to consider a request of the Recovery Office to approve reallocations from the Coronavirus Relief Fund and a request of the Governor to extend the state of disaster declaration to Dec. 15.

Because the disaster declaration extension was approved, it will also extend several other orders, including the Governor's mask order that Johnson County is currently under. The order will remain in effect unless rescinded by the Governor or the Board of County Commissioners vote to opt out of the mask order.

Watch a rebroadcast of the meeting.

New Johnson County community testing events announced
November 14, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is partnering with local organizations and the Mid America Regional Council to provide expanded testing opportunities. As always, you can continue to get tested through the JCDHE drive-thru clinic. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED for JCDHE testing. Here are the latest pop-up community testing events:

  • 1 - 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, Gardner First Baptist, 324 E. Shawnee, Gardner
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 19, Life Spring Church, 206 N. Webster, Spring Hill
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 21, Shawnee Town, 11600 Johnson Dr., Shawnee
  • 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 12, Shawnee Town, 11600 Johnson Dr., Shawnee

Details for these events: you are encouraged to get tested if you have symptoms, if you you've been exposed to someone with the virus or if you've been in a large crowd. These are drive-thru events, but you can walk up. Keep six feet distance and wear a mask. You must be 6 years or older to receive a test. Onsite registration is available, but pre-registration is encouraged. Register for these events on the Heart to Heart International website.

Board to discuss COVID-19 in special meeting
November 13, 2020

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert announced he has called a special meeting for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

The board will receive an update on COVID-19, including reports from Johnson County’s public schools and hospitals, as well as information and any planned or proposed actions from the local health officer and county staff.

Watch the meeting live on our website or on Facebook Live.

State Finance to discuss emergency declaration order
November 12, 2020

The State Finance Council will meet at noon on Friday, Nov. 13, to consider two items:

  • A request of the Recovery Office to approve reallocations from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.
  • A request of the Governor to extend the state of disaster declaration.

If the disaster declaration extension is approved, it will also extend several other orders, including the Governor's mask mandate that Johnson County is currently under. The order will remain in effect unless rescinded by the Governor or the Board of County Commissioners vote to opt out of the mask mandate.

Listen to the State Finance Council meeting live.

You can also watch it live.

County offices closed on Veterans Day; Watch County observance online
November 11, 2020

Johnson County offices will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day, but we invite you to watch the county’s 34th annual Veterans Day observance below. Because of COVID-19, this year’s event was held live online at 11 a.m.

While the event honored all veterans, with this year marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, we included special recognition for veterans of that war.

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC
November 11, 2020

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There were 1,820 new infections last week - up from 1,251 the week prior. We are on track for an increase again this week.
  • This translates to an average of 260 new infections per day. This is more than twice what was our highest number for three months.
  • When calculated as a rate, we are at 303 cases per 100,000 residents per week. Our goal is <50 new infections per 100,000 residents.
  • Positivity rate is 14.3%. Our goal is 5%.
  • The primary measure/criteria for schools is the incidence rate. Our recommended phase for school gating criteria has been updated to the Red Zone.
  • As it gets colder, it is important to remain vigilant with wearing masks, physical distancing and avoiding large groups.
  • More infections mean more hospitalizations, and our hospitals are at capacity.
  • The size of the group you are interacting with is not as important as behavior in practicing infection control.

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