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County News

Mail in ballot
March 26, 2020

Johnson County voters can apply to vote by mail

The Johnson County Election Office is reminding voters of their options for voting by mail in response to concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on upcoming elections.

Any registered voter in Kansas can request a ballot by mail for any...

The front doors of the motor vehicle office
March 26, 2020

County offices and buildings closed to the public

Due to continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Johnson County Government buildings and offices, including Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices, are closed to the public as of March 25, for 30 days concurrent with...

A baby bottle with baby formula in it with a woman holding a baby in the background
March 26, 2020

Johnson County WIC services now available without physical presence

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the WIC clinics in Johnson County continue to operate. Current participants will continue to receive WIC benefits and new applicants will be assessed, certified and issued benefits.

Normally, participants and...

golf ball on a tee
March 26, 2020

Golf courses can be open with requirements

In response to numerous requests for reconsideration that golf course operations be considered essential recreation (like parks), we are issuing...

County administration building
March 24, 2020

Motor Vehicle and other county offices and buildings closed to the public, beginning Wednesday, March 25

Due to continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, please note this list of Johnson County Government services and buildings, including Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices, that will be closed to the public as of March...

A person's hand signing a paper with a pencil
March 24, 2020

Governor issues new executive orders in response to COVID-19 pandemic

On March 23, Governor Laura Kelly issued new executive orders that pertain to the following:

  • Foreclosures and evictions
  • Waste and recycling service
  • Extending deadlines for driver’s licenses and vehicle registration...
Coronavirus testing
March 24, 2020

State provides new details on testing prioritization

Due to shortages of laboratory supplies and reagents, testing for COVID-19, the state lab is being prioritized for public health purposes and urgent need. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is prioritizing specimens for COVID-19...

Suburban houses
March 24, 2020

Stay-at-home order now in effect

As of 12:01 a.m., on Tuesday, March 24, a Johnson County Emergency Public Health Order went into effect and remains until 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 23. The order mandates residents to stay at home, with the exception of essential activities,...

March 23, 2020

Stay-at-home order goes into effect Tuesday, March 24

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., on Tuesday, March 24, a Johnson County Emergency Public Health Order goes into effect and remains until 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 23. The order mandates residents to stay at home, with the exception of essential...

stay at home order questions and answers
March 22, 2020

Questions, answers about Johnson County’s stay at home order

We understand that there are lot of questions about Johnson County’s stay at home order. Some of the actions we are taking to provide clarity include the following:

  • Delaying the effective date until March 24 to give people time to...

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