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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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JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC
January 19, 2021

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 1,965 new infections last week. That's down from 2,396 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 328 cases per 100,000 residents per week. Our goal is <50 new infections per 100,000 residents.
  • The positivity rate is 13.1%. Our goal is 5%.
  • The primary measure/criteria for schools is the incidence rate. Our recommended phase for school gating criteria is Red Zone.
  • The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has stood up additional testing sites throughout Johnson County. These sites are the only ones without a minimum age requirement for testing. Appointments at these locations can be scheduled at www.gogettested.com.
Additional vaccines on the way; Phase 1 appointments, Phase 2 survey responses being taken
January 19, 2021

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is expecting an additional 6,825 COVID-19 vaccines from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment this week. JCDHE is following the state's vaccine distribution plan, which currently is in Phase 1 (health care workers, long-term care staff and residents, and pandemic response workers). These additional doses should take us through most of what we need to conclude Phase 1.

Appointment-based vaccine clinics are scheduled for this week for those in Phase 1. If you are in Phase 1 and have not received a vaccine yet, please schedule an appointment.

On Friday, JCDHE shared a survey for Phase 2 residents. This phase includes, among others, those 65 and older. The survey received overwhelming response. We appreciate your patience, as we addressed technical issues related to the tremendous participation. We believe those issues have been resolved. The survey is being conducted to gather interest in the vaccine. It does not reserve vaccine or offer an appointment. Those who successfully complete the survey will see a confirmation message on the screen (like the one below), rather than receive an email. If you did not complete the survey, or do not remember seeing that confirmation message on your screen, the survey is still open and available to Phase 2 residents.

Those in Phase 1 who failed to receive their vaccination, will still be allowed to do so in all subsequent phases.

If you have any questions, please visit jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine.

Vaccine survey message

BOCC meetings remain virtual, public comment process update
January 19, 2021

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will continue holding its regularly scheduled business meetings in a virtual setting. On Jan. 21, public comments will be accepted live as a trial for the meeting, for those who pre-register

Registration closes at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 20. If you complete the registration, you will receive an email notice later in the day on Wednesday regarding the status of your registration. Instructions on joining and speaking at the virtual meeting will be included in the email notice. 

Learn more about this public comment process for the Jan. 21 meeting.

As always, you can watch the meeting live on our website or on Facebook Live.

Update on Phase 2 vaccine interest survey
January 16, 2021

Thanks to all who have completed the Phase 2 vaccine interest survey – more than 48,000 so far! We apologize to those who have experienced difficulty completing the survey. We have increased the server capacity to accommodate a larger number of people, so please try again over the next few days. 
 
If you did not receive a confirmation message after hitting the “Submit” button, that means the system did not record your information and you will need to complete the survey again. Please do not call our office to confirm you are on the list, simply complete the survey again. There is no rush to complete the survey as Johnson County, KS is in Phase 1 -- vaccinating health care workers. Phase 2 will begin in the next several weeks. 

Access the survey.

65+ and others in Phase 2 asked to indicate interest in vaccine
January 15, 2021

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is nearing completion of vaccinating health care workers in Phase 1 of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s vaccination plan. Phase 2 is expected to begin by early February. This group includes those 65 and older, among others. Get a comprehensive list of those in Phase 2.
  
For planning purposes, JCDHE is asking those in Phase 2 to indicate their interest in getting the COVID-19 vaccine. By completing a survey, individuals will be notified when vaccine becomes available with instructions on how to schedule an appointment. Taking this survey does not create an appointment and does not reserve a vaccine. 

NOTE: The survey site is currently experiencing heavy volume. If you are having trouble accessing the survey, please try again at a later time.

COVID-19 vaccine in Johnson County
January 15, 2021

As of Jan. 15, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has received 16,250 doses (of that, 5,000 are for 2nd dose) and has administered 7,020 doses.

Get more information about vaccine distribution in Johnson County.

This information does not include doses received by long-term care facilities and hospitals. Those vaccines are sent directly from the state and federal government through partnerships. Vaccination clinics for Phase 1 health care workers are being held this week.

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