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Old courthouse
March 8, 2021

Initial work underway to remove the former Johnson County Courthouse

If you are in downtown Olathe, you’ll notice barriers and fencing up around the former Johnson County Courthouse. Starting March 11, utilities will be disconnected, and the site will be under the control of JE Dunn for demolition. Exterior... more

A syringe and a calendar
March 5, 2021

Vaccine plans for next week

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is focused on providing vaccinations to some of our county’s vulnerable populations, including those who are homebound, without a permanent home or have a disability.

Heroes Week #ThankYouJoCo
March 5, 2021

Heroes Week starts Sunday, March 7

March 7 marks one year since the COVID-19 virus was first detected in the county and state. Join us in a social media campaign to acknowledge those who have played a role in helping Johnson County fight the pandemic. Use #ThankYou JoCo.

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A vaccine needle
March 5, 2021

How to get a vaccine

For a complete list of vaccination options in Johnson County, please see our "How do I get a vaccine?" page. This includes Johnson County Department of Health &... more

A drawing of a building with a sign with a vaccine symbol on the front
March 5, 2021

BOCC approves designated vaccine clinic facility

On Thursday, March. 4, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved a short-term sublease agreement on a temporary, dedicated location for a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 vaccination clinic. 

The... more

Heroes Week, March 7-13 - honoring our pandemic heroes
March 5, 2021

Board recognizes county’s continued efforts to fight COVID-19

During the March 4 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board recognized Johnson County’s continued efforts to fight COVID-19 and persevere. A proclamation was signed to designate March 7-13 as Heroes Week. March 7 marks one year since the... more

BOCC update
March 4, 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

Workers at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic
March 4, 2021

Johnson County county to honor pandemic heroes

During the March 4 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board will recognize Johnson County’s continued efforts to fight COVID-19 and persevere. A proclamation will designate March 7-13 as Heroes Week. March 7 marks one year since the virus... more

A vaccine icon and a calendar icon
March 3, 2021

Johnson County to receive Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment learned on Tuesday, March 2, that it will receive from the state 3,700 doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

The shipment is expected this week and will be in... more

Dr. Sanmi Areola
March 3, 2021

JCDHE provides COVID-19 and vaccine update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, March 2, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 and vaccine update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

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