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Let's stop the spread, Johnson County
June 12, 2020

Johnson County focuses on COVID-19 prevention and disease containment

Johnson County is now following the voluntary recommendations and guidance in the state’s Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas. This includes the following...

A person on a kayak in a lake
June 12, 2020

Ready to get back out on the water? Here's the schedule

The weather is warming up, and Johnson County Park & Recreation District is gearing up for a busy summer season.

  • The...
A library building
June 12, 2020

Johnson County Library reopens Monday, June 15

On Monday, June 15 Johnson County Library will open all 14 of its branches with limited services and temporarily modified hours of operation. As the Library works to rebuild staffing...

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids
June 12, 2020

Hundreds participate in Friday, June 12 drive-thru clinic, visitors include U.S. Rep. Davids

On Friday, June 12, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment held a drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic for anyone age 18 and older who lives or works in Johnson County, at the College Boulevard Activity Center, 11031 S. Valley Rd...

Courthouse under construction
June 12, 2020

Construction continues on new Johnson County Courthouse

Construction on the new Johnson County Courthouse continues to move ahead, on schedule and within budget, as crews add the finishing touches to the building. 

On the outside, work includes paving the north parking lot, adding retaining...

Board in hearing room
June 11, 2020

Board of County Commissioners discuss COVID-19

Today the Board of County Commissioners resumed meeting in the Hearing Room. The board took the following actions related to COVID-19:

  • Voted that Johnson County will now follow the voluntary recommendations and guidance in the state’...
Health care workers administer a coronavirus (COVID-19) test at a drive-thru clinic
June 10, 2020

Johnson County to host drive-thru clinic for those WITH and WITHOUT symptoms

Anyone age 18 and older who lives or works in Johnson County can get a free COVID-19 test from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, June 12, or until supplies run out, at the College Boulevard Activity Center, 11031 S. Valley Rd., in Olathe.

The...

A crowd of people
June 9, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment responds to information on asymptomatic individuals

In the news today, a representative of the World Health Organization shared information about asymptomatic individuals (those without symptoms) and their level of contagiousness, if infected with COVID-19.

In response, Johnson County...

A box of groceries
June 9, 2020

One-time food benefit helps families impacted by school closures due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Kansas Department for Children and Families with the Kansas State Department of Education have created the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Program to assist families who have been impacted by school closures due to the pandemic.

P-EBT...

JoCo on the Go logo
June 9, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast - gambling and gaming addiction, during the pandemic

On JoCo on the Go, episode #44, hear from Johnson County Mental Health Center experts who will talk about gambling and gaming addiction. They’ll address a relatively new treatment program available in Johnson County for effected individuals,...

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