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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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Regional hospital data now available
August 18, 2020

Data plays an important role in detecting how COVID-19 transmission is occurring in Johnson County. It's also essential to developing informed decisions about stopping the spread of the virus. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment provides daily updates to COVID-19 data on a publicly available dashboard - including positives, positive percentages, negatives, recovered cases, along with a breakdown of key demographic information. JCDHE is always evaluating these indicators and making adjustments to the dashboard to help residents, policy makers, stakeholders better understand disease trends.

In its latest effort to provide important indicators of COVID-19 transmission and related health care impacts, the county has worked closely with its regional partners to make available KC metro data on hospital utilization. That data is available through the Mid-America Regional Council.

JoCo on the Go: Mental health and the pandemic
August 18, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #54, hear from Johnson County Mental Health Center experts about how the physical distancing that comes as part of stopping the spread of COVID-19 is taking a toll. Learn how the disruption of our daily lives can leave some feeling lonely and dysregulated. JCMHC experts will offer tips for adults to find new ways for self-care and for families to emotionally prepare for the upcoming school year.
 
Look for JoCo on the Go where you regularly listen to podcasts. Learn more about JoCo on the Go.

Johnson County to continue conversation with school superintendents tomorrow
August 17, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Dr. Sanmi Areola will meet with the county’s six school superintendents on Tuesday, Aug. 18, to discuss the county’s latest COVID-19 infection data. No decisions will be made at this meeting.

The Johnson County gating criteria only recommend a safe learning mode for academic instruction and school-related activities. How districts apply them to student and staff requirements for attendance or work is a district-level decision. School districts plan to start communicating with their families later tomorrow or in the coming days.

Mental Health First Aid goes virtual
August 17, 2020

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy and helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. This training is now available virtually. 

Check out upcoming training dates and how to register.

 

Evening COVID-19 testing expanded in Johnson County
August 14, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is expanding testing opportunities. Starting Monday, Aug. 17, COVID-19 drive-thru appointment-based testing will now be available at the following times, at the Olathe Health Services Building, 11875 S. Sunset Drive:

  • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • 3 - 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays

Who can participate in Johnson County’s appointment-based testing?

  • Those 16 and older who live or work in Johnson County.
  • Children ages 5-15 who live in Johnson County. A parent must be present in the vehicle to give verbal consent for testing. Children will be tested inside the vehicle and must be able to sit still for a nasal swab to both nostrils.
  • Those with or without symptoms of coronavirus.
  • If testing is not available from your primary health care provider.

Get list of days and times of testing.

Schedule a COVID-19 test.

Public Service in a Pandemic - Johnson County Mental Health Center
August 14, 2020

The video below is the second in a series called “Public Service in a Pandemic.” In this installment, Commissioner Becky Fast, who serves as the BOCC liaison to the Johnson County Mental Health Center Advisory Board, shows you the impact COVID-19 has had on JCMHC programs and services, and what they look like today. Look for more videos with our county commissioners showcasing how county government is adapting during COVID-19 for the benefit of our 615,000 residents.

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