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County News

June 23, 2020

University of Kansas Health System offers daily update on regional health care response

The University of Kansas Health System is also providing daily updates on how COVID-19 is impacting our health care system and community. Chief Medical Officer Steve Stites, MD, and Dana Hawkinson, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and...

Summer magazine cover
June 22, 2020

JoCo Magazine hits mailboxes this week, focused on COVID-19

Our Summer issue of JoCo Magazine should hit your mailbox in the next few days. This is a Special COVID-19 Edition, which showcases how Johnson County Government has handled this pandemic since we had our first confirmation of a positive case on...

Johnson County courthouse
June 22, 2020

Johnson County District Court opens today

The District Court of Johnson County reopened this morning to the public. 

Those entering the building are required to wear face coverings to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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KU news conference
June 22, 2020

University of Kansas Health System offers daily update on regional health care response

The University of Kansas Health System is also providing daily updates on how COVID-19 is impacting our health care system and community. Chief Medical Officer Steve Stites, MD, and Dana Hawkinson, MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and...

COVID-19 test tube
June 19, 2020

KC regional health directors advise - know health risks, continue taking precautions

As more businesses open and activities gradually resume, public health directors from the nine-county Kansas City metropolitan area advise residents to continue to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect those at highest...

Celebrate Juneteenth
June 19, 2020

Juneteenth is a time to celebrate together

Juneteenth marks our country’s second Independence Day and is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

This occasion has been celebrated for years as Juneteenth, a combination of June and 19....

June 19, 2020

Relief from online driver's license renewal age restrictions

Governor Laura Kelly has signed an executive order that will help make renewing driver's licenses easier for people across the state.

Under...

June 19, 2020

Governor tours Kansas company making ventilators

On Thursday, June 18, Governor Laura Kelly visited and toured Spirit AeroSystems' new assembly line making ventilators for the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the public health crisis progressed, Spirit shifted its production to making ventilators...

A man blowing his nose into a tissue
June 19, 2020

Protect yourself from getting COVID-19

Taking steps to protect yourself from exposure to this novel coronavirus is as important as ever. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment continues to remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19.

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A woman reading her temperature and holding a tissue to her nose
June 19, 2020

What to do if you get sick

If you get sick, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment recommends you isolate at home for 10 days after the onset of symptoms, until you are fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, and until you...

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