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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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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.
JoCo on the Go: COVID-19 vaccine is on the way
December 8, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #70, hear from a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment vaccine expert about the county’s work with the state to implement Kansas’ vaccination plan. Learn which groups will get vaccinated first, and why it’s important to continue to follow COVID-19 safety precautions as the vaccine rollout gets underway.

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.

National Influenza Week - help reduce strain on our health care system by getting your flu shot
December 7, 2020

National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 6-12) is a call to all Americans 6 months and older to get their annual flu vaccine if they have not already.

Since COVID-19 and flu could spread simultaneously this winter, this week reminds people that there is still time to get a flu vaccine to protect against flu illness and serious flu complications, such as worsening of chronic conditions or pneumonia, for example.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment offers flu shots at their walk-in immunization clinic, Monday-Friday. Learn more about flu shots.

State-sponsored testing in Johnson County continues
December 7, 2020

The state of Kansas is hoping to double the amount of testing in Kansas by the end of 2020. Additional testing opportunities are available in Johnson County

At GoGetTested.com/Kansas, you can search by zip code, to see available testing locations. At that link, you can see times and days that are open for free testing. You can also book your appointment.

Visit the website to learn more about the process and how to get your results.

New testing opportunities in Johnson County
December 7, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is partnering with local organizations and the Mid-America Regional Council to provide expanded testing opportunities.

JCDHE is now offering more slots for testing at its drive-thru clinic in Olathe. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED for JCDHE testing. 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.

Schedule a COVID-19 test through JCDHE.

Visit these websites for the latest metro area pop-up community testing events:

Learn how to sew a cloth mask
December 7, 2020

This week, Johnson County Library is hosting an online course on sewing masks.

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up on your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop/refresh basic machine sewing knowledge. Participants will learn to sew a seam, hem and cut a basic pattern to create a cloth mask.

The program will be hosted using the meeting software, Zoom. A Johnson County Library staff member will contact registrants by the email address you use to register for the class.

The class will be held from 2 - 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11. Register for the class.

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