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April 7, 2020

Take JCDHE survey about coronavirus symptoms

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey in order to understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). The survey... more

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April 7, 2020

KDHE adds state to travel quarantine list

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has added one state to the quarantine list: Connecticut. This is effective for persons returning today, April 6, and moving forward.

A comprehensive list of those individuals in Kansas... more

Board of County Commissioners
April 6, 2020

BOCC holds special meeting Monday, April 6

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners held a special virtual meeting on Monday, April 6. During the meeting, they heard an update on county response to COVID-19. Items discussed include, among other things:

  • A dashboard to... more
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April 6, 2020

Mental Health Center expands services, resources

Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) has been modifying and expanding services to respond to the increased community need. These shifts include adding staff to answer the 24/7 crisis line (913-268-0156... more

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April 6, 2020

Watch the latest news conference from the state, Monday, April 6

Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman, M.D., provide the latest on the COVID-19 situation in the state of Kansas.

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April 6, 2020

Johnson County to expand COVID-19 testing, random sampling

At a special meeting on March 30, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners authorized a program for additional COVID-19 testing in an amount not to exceed $400,000. The funding will come from the county’s general fund reserves to be... more

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April 6, 2020

CDC encourages mask use in certain public settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as the grocery store and pharmacy, especially in areas of... more

COVID-19 update
April 6, 2020

Governor's statewide stay-at-home order in effect

On March 28, Governor Laura Kelly issued a stay at home order for all of Kansas. Executive Order No. 20-16 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 30... more

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April 6, 2020

Appeal option for taxpayers

Considering the uncertain economic climate, many property owners have requested that the county extend the informal appeal deadline. The Kansas statute requires the deadline for filing an appeal is 30 days after the Notice of Appraised Value mail... more

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April 6, 2020

State guidance on mass gatherings including religious activities

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's office has provided clarification on its order regarding religious activities. The clarification provides that local mass gathering limitations are still in effect and apply to churches unless they are exempted. As such... more