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Dr. Sanmi Areola
January 19, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

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.... more
A health care workers gloved hands inserting a vaccine needle into a person's arm
January 19, 2021

Additional vaccines on the way; Phase 1 appointments, Phase 2 survey responses being taken

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... more

A laptop, headphones, a notebook, a pen and a microphone sitting on a desk
January 19, 2021

BOCC meetings remain virtual, public comment process update

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... more

COVID-19 vaccine phase 2 survey, blue and red, survey image, vaccine image
January 16, 2021

Update on Phase 2 vaccine interest survey

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... more

A health care worker giving a person a vaccine
January 15, 2021

65+ and others in Phase 2 asked to indicate interest in vaccine

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.... more

Doses received and doses administered
January 15, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine in Johnson County

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... more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15, 2021

County offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

County offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is an official day of service and... more

School bus
January 15, 2021

County, school district agree to CNG partnership

Johnson County is doing its part to increase the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The Board of County Commissioners approved a proposal at its Jan. 7 meeting to enter into a joint use agreement with Olathe Public Schools for the... more

It's OKAY if You're Not Okay podcast logo
January 15, 2021

It's Okay if You're Not Okay podcast

In the most recent episode of the It's Okay if You're not Okay podcast, Keith, Kate, John and Renee took on the claim that "2020 stunk" (or worse) head-on by sharing experiences they were grateful for or proud of that happened during the... more

BOCC update
January 14, 2021

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, for... more