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NEW! 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have virus-related questions about COVID-19, call the Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline at (913) 715-2819, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit https://www.jocogov.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update. If you have non health-related questions, call (913) 715-5000, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Information for the Public

Information for Child Care Facilities, Schools and Employers

Information for Healthcare Providers and Long-term Care Facilities

EMPLOYERS: There is NO public health recommendation that employees who are ill must test negative for COVID-19 before returning to work or get a COVID-19 test in order to take sick leave. At this time, we recommend anyone with an illness to isolate at home for 7 days after symptom onset or 72 hours fever free, whichever is longer. JCDHE will not be providing letters for employees to clear them to return to work.

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Immediately notify infection control at your health care facility and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) at (877) 427-7317 if you have a person under investigation for COVID-19. Healthcare providers can collect specimen samples at their office for COVID-19 testing. The Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL) in Topeka, Kansas and private labs are conducting testing for COVID-19. 

Local and national resources for health information


Diseases and Conditions

  • Cancer - data, research, and articles related to cancer. 
  • Diabetes – CDC data, research, and articles related to diabetes. 
  • Flu - CDC data, research, and articles related to influenza. 
  • Heart Disease - data, research, and articles related to heart disease. 



Health Care

  • Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet – Provides help for low-income, underinsured and uninsured metro area residents. Includes emergency dental care [fillings and extractions], diabetic supplies, durable medical equipment, hearing aids, prescriptions [no controlled substances], vision exam and eyeglasses. 
  • Health Insurance – Get information on health insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and find help paying for medical bills.
  • HealthCare.gov – Enroll in health insurance or update your current health insurance plan. 

Limited English Proficiency Resources


  • Parent information – CDC’s information on parenting. Included in this is information about parenting children from pregnancy to age 19. www.cdc.gov/parents/index.html


Senior Adults