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State Finance Council extends emergency declaration order
December 11, 2020

Friday, Dec. 11, the State Finance Council met to consider a request of the Governor to extend the state of disaster declaration to Jan. 10.

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 The order will remain in effect unless rescinded by the Governor or the Board of County Commissioners vote to opt out of the mask order.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.

Johnson County authorizes purchase of mobile COVID-19 unit
December 10, 2020

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners authorized the purchase of its first mobile clinic today (Dec. 10) during its regular business session. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment received a state grant for the purchase.

JCDHE hopes to have the mobile clinic operating as soon as possible, visiting areas of the community for COVID testing and, eventually, COVID vaccine distribution. However, these mobile units are in high demand across the country which could affect the delivery date. 

“The targeted population to be served by the mobile unit is the undertested/underserved segment of the population who have many barriers to commuting to a clinic or testing event,” said Dr. Sanmi Areola, director of JCDHE.

JCDHE will retain the mobile clinic at the end of the grant and will utilize it for numerous Public Health outreach activities, such as providing immunizations and STD screenings in the community, Areola noted.

The holidays are coming early to the Johnson County Museum
December 10, 2020

Enjoy the sparkle of an aluminum tree, the glow of big-bulb lights, and the nostalgia of vintage décor throughout the 1954 All-Electric House at the Johnson County Museum this holiday season.

As a special treat, on December 12, a refurbished 1949 Lionel train set will be running under the tree from 11 to 2! There will also be retro inspired crafts and we’ve pulled popular gifts from across the decades — see if you can guess what they are!

The first 60 guests to the museum on Saturday, December 12, will receive a free cookie decorating kit from the bakery elves.

Don't forget to pre-register for Kidscape if you plan to play (members and non-members).

The museum follows COVID guidelines with masks required for those five and older, social distancing, occupancy limits and extra opportunities to practice hand hygiene. The museum staff also practices enhanced sanitation protocols for COVID.

BOCC to address COVID-19 pandemic
December 9, 2020

At 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Dec. 10, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will hold virtually its regular business meeting.

Pandemic-related items on the agenda include:

  • Consider an exception to competition for a contract to purchase a mobile COVID-19 testing and response clinic.
  • COVID-19 funding and expense report
  • Coronavirus Relief Fund, Phase 1 and 3 reimbursement
  • Personal protective equipment weekly update
  • Public health update.

Watch the meeting live on our website or on Facebook Live. Learn more about how to submit public comment for future virtual BOCC meetings.

Board approves 2021 State Legislative platform
December 8, 2020

With the new year just around the corner, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted during its regular meeting on Dec. 3 to approve the 2021 State Legislative Platform. The document serves as the basis for the county’s advocacy efforts and priorities for the Kansas Legislature when it convenes on Jan. 11, 2021.

Learn more about the platform and download the document from our news release.

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC
December 8, 2020

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • There were 1,963 new infections last week. This is down from 2,352 the week prior. This translates to an average of 280 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 327 cases per 100,000 residents per week. Our goal is <50 new infections per 100,000 residents.
  • The positivity rate is 15.2%. Our goal is 5%.
  • The primary measure/criteria for schools is the incidence rate. Our recommended phase for school gating criteria remains the Red Zone.
  • If you are going to travel during this holiday season, driving is much safer than flying.
  • It could be a few weeks before we see a surge in cases associated with Thanksgiving.
  • The Pfizer vaccines may be available as soon as Friday and will be distributed in phases to prioritize health care workers and long-term care facilities. There are five vaccine storage sites in Kansas.
  • The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is currently helping to stand up additional testing sites throughout Johnson County at Church of the Resurrection, Shawnee Mission North and Johnson County Community College. This will eventually allow for up to 3,500 additional tests a week through the county. These sites are the only ones without a minimum age requirement for testing.