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Nancy Tausz and Theresa recording the podcast episode
February 17, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Understanding the coronavirus

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #29 includes conversations with Johnson County health experts Nancy Tausz and Dr. Ryan Jacobsen. They break down what the coronavirus (COVID-19) is and the steps Johnson County is taking should a case be...

little girl with thermometer in her mouth
February 14, 2020

Influenza B causing more illness this flu season

News about the coronavirus may be grabbing headlines, but influenza B has gripped the nation and Johnson County this flu season. This is a shift in the predominant strain causing most illnesses. Influenza B viruses have not predominated in the...

February 13, 2020

National 911 award presented to Kansas City area teens

Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications joins the Mid-America Regional Council and GeoComm in congratulating the winners of the NG911 Institute’s Citizen in Action award. Claire and Seth Johnson, from Overland Park, were...

Photo of Dr. Samni Areola, new DHE director
February 10, 2020

New Department of Health and Environment Director named

Johnson County has hired Dr. Sanmi Areola to fill the vacancy for the Director of the Department of Health and Environment following the retirement last year of former director Lougene Marsh. He will begin work with the county on March 23. More...

Megan and Elizabeth during the podcast recording
February 10, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Improving community health

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #28 includes details of the latest Community Health Assessment. Epidemiologist Elizabeth Holzschuh and Program Manager Megan Foreman, both with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, share...

presentation during Johnson County Suicide Coalition event
February 6, 2020

Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition releases report

Community members and stakeholders gathered at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center on Thursday, Jan. 30, to hear the Annual Report Out for the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition. The event ...

Light snow at Administration Building
February 4, 2020

Check road conditions before you head out

Many people will be traveling early to Downtown Kansas City, Missouri for the Chiefs parade, remember to allow yourself plenty of time and to use care driving as there is a Winter weather advisory in effect....

the Johnson County courtyard in front of the courthouse
February 4, 2020

Open house tonight on Johnson County Square

Are you interested in the latest plans for the new Johnson County Square in downtown Olathe? The county, in coordination with the city of Olathe, is gathering feedback about the preferred concept for the site. Community...

Beau and Jeff on the podcast
February 3, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Understanding your appraisal

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #27 includes everything you need to know about your property appraisal. Guests include Johnson County Director of Appraisal Operations Beau Boisvert and Residential Valuation Manager Jeff Ramsey. They...

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