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County News

May 29, 2020

Hundreds participate in drive-thru coronavirus testing

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment hosted a drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic on Friday, May 29. It's the first time JCDHE has invited those with and without symptoms to participate and without an appointment. The event,...

May 29, 2020

Johnson County unveils new "Rising to the Challenge" COVID-19 exhibit

As our community joins together in the fight against COVID-19, the Johnson County Museum is seeking to inspire the community through its new temporary exhibit titled “Rising to the Challenge: Suburban Strength in Difficult Times.” The exhibit is...

May 29, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast takes a look at federal stimulus funding and contact tracing

On JoCo on the Go, episode #42, hear from Johnson County leaders and experts about the CARES Act, what it is and what kind of federal stimulus relief it’s providing. Also find out how the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is...

BOCC
May 29, 2020

BOCC clarifies position, disaster declaration continues

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 28.

Among other items discussed, commissioners took up the following topics:

  • Authorized the submission of a ballot question...
May 27, 2020

Johnson County won’t impose additional limits, strongly recommends adherence to Ad Astra Plan

Today, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed House Bill 2054 passed by the Kansas legislature that would have weakened the executive branch’s emergency power during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The state had been in Phase 2 of the Governor’s...

A medical worker conducting a drive-thru test
May 27, 2020

Drive-thru coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, with or without symptoms, available in Johnson County on May 29

Johnson County residents over 18, with or without symptoms can get a free COVID-19 test from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Friday, May 29, or or until supplies run out, at the College Boulevard Activity Center, 11031 S. Valley Rd., Olathe.

The...

Election office
May 27, 2020

Election Office mailing advance voting applications to every Johnson County voter

Over the weekend, the Johnson County Election Office mailed advance voting applications to every voter in the county. Voters should expect to start receiving the applications in their mailboxes this week.

The mailing includes two...

A woman behind the wheel of a car
May 27, 2020

KDHE recommends voluntary self-quarantine for Kansans who travelled to Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is recommending a voluntary 14-day self-quarantine for those Kansans who traveled to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, over the Memorial Day weekend and did not use protective measures, such as...

Phase 2
May 22, 2020

Phase 2 begins in Johnson County, state

On Tuesday, May 19, Governor Laura Kelly announced that the state will move up Phase 2 of her reopening plan to today, Friday, May 22, with some modifications.

Key changes to Phase 2:

  • Mass gatherings of more than 15...
American flags
May 22, 2020

Holiday weekend includes advice, celebrations, closings

Johnson County Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster discusses holiday traveling, gatherings and staying safe during the Memorial Day weekend.

On Monday, May 25, at least two Memorial Day services are planned in Johnson County.

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