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#ApartNotAlone
May 6, 2020

#ApartNotAlone challenge announced

We’re witnessing hundreds of random acts of kindness throughout the metro as residents show their love and support for friends and neighbors, essential workers and health care providers.

Participate in a contest sponsored by Friends of...

A stretcher in an ambulance
May 6, 2020

MED-ACT keeping ambulances clean to minimize risk of COVID-19

Hear how MED-ACT is keeping ambulances clean to minimize the risk of COVID-19 and other disease transmission.

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A mother reading to a baby
May 6, 2020

Families enrolled in Women, Infants and Children program receiving services in new ways

Johnson County is helping differently. Find out how families enrolled in Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program are receiving services.

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JoCo on the Go Podcast graphic
May 5, 2020

Hear how we're safely reopening the county on the latest JoCo on the Go episode

On JoCo on the Go episode #39, hear from Johnson County health experts, Dr. Joseph LeMaster, Local Health Officer, and Dr. Sanmi Areola, Johnson County Health and Environment Director.

They have details on how residents and...

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update
May 5, 2020

JCDHE director updates county commissioners on efforts to contain spread of COVID-19

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Dr. Sanmi Areola, director, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment updated the Board of County Commissioners on the department’s efforts to contain spread of COVID-19 in Johnson County. The...

Reopening Johnson County
May 4, 2020

New grid shows reopening phases

Looking for an easy reference that shows which business, venues and activities open during which phases of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's Reopening Kansas plan? Download our...

A row of suburban houses
May 4, 2020

Johnson County follows governor's plan to reopen economy

Johnson County is following the phases of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s Reopening Kansas plan. The local health officer’s order to extend the governor’s stay-at-home order by a week in Johnson County means that the first phase is planned to begin May...

Yellow house
May 1, 2020

Johnson County to follow governor's plan to reopen economy

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to table the Johnson County COVID-19 Recovery Planning Task Force recommendations, and the county will follow the phases of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s Reopening Kansas plan. The Local Health...

Regional partners at news conference
May 1, 2020

Regional partners hold joint news conference on coordinated phased approach to reopening the region

The chief medical officers and senior elected executives of Jackson County, Missouri, Johnson County, Kansas, and Wyandotte County, Kansas, held a joint press conference Friday morning to discuss coordinated communications efforts regarding their...

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