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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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Board of County Commissioners meeting: latest on COVID-19 situation in Johnson County
March 26, 2020

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, March 26, heard from Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster and Director of Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola. They addressed issues including hospital bed capacity, testing priorities, stay-at-home enforcement, the local economy and more. County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson also shared the many ways we're keeping you informed during this crisis - including this newsletter.

Listen to the March 26 meeting. Discussion regarding COVID-19 begins at 21 minutes into the meeting. You can read a recap of the meeting. Watch more from Areola.

Spring 2020 JoCo Magazine to hit mailboxes this week
March 26, 2020

Spring is here and with it comes a new issue of JoCo Magazine! Your magazine should arrive in your mailbox sometime this week. In this issue, you'll find: 

  • Information about the 2020 Census and why it's so important that everyone is counted
  • What's coming up next for new and renovated parks and libraries
  • New partnerships to assess and address the affordable housing market in Johnson County
  • Information about residential property appraisals, the 2020 budget, and other county news

Please note that some activities and events advertised in the magazine may have been cancelled or postponed since printing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please visit jocogov.org/coronavirus for a full list of impacts on county services. Read the full magazine online here.

JoCo Magazine is the official magazine of Johnson County Government. It is delivered to every household and business in the county as well as libraries and service centers. To learn more about advertising in JoCo Magazine, contact Advertising Sales Specialist Tim Phenicie at tim.phenicie@jocogov.org.

Johnson County voters can apply to vote by mail
March 26, 2020

The Johnson County Election Office is reminding voters of their options for voting by mail in response to concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on upcoming elections.

Any registered voter in Kansas can request a ballot by mail for any reason. In Johnson County, voters can apply for a ballot by mail in two ways:

Voters with a permanent illness or disability may apply for permanent advance voting status and automatically receive a ballot by mail for all elections.

While the Johnson County Election Office is preparing for an increase in voting by mail, any changes to the voting process itself would require action by the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office.

To encourage social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Election Office in Olathe is currently closed to the public through at least April 23. More information and updates on Election Office services are available at jocoelection.org/COVID-19.

Pay attention to your physical and mental health
March 26, 2020

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. You may also sign up for their weekly email newsletter, Mental Health Moments.

Current guidance if you're sick
March 26, 2020

Do not visit the ER for mild illness, isolate at home and away from family for at least seven days or for 72 hours after symptoms are gone.

Call your doctor with severe symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath).

Testing is for the sickest patients who are seriously ill and require admission to the hospital.

For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of the disease in the community, visit the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment resources page.

County offices and buildings closed to the public
March 26, 2020

Due to continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Johnson County Government buildings and offices, including Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices, are closed to the public as of March 25, for 30 days concurrent with the Johnson County Public Health Officer’s stay-at-home order.

If that length of time changes, we will notify the public. More information is in this news release. View county departments impacted by the closure of buildings.