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August 7, 2020

COVID-19 impact stories needed to help determine investment of millions of dollars in our community

Johnson County has an allocation of approximately $30 million in COVID Relief Funds to invest into our community as part of Phase 2 of our CARES Act funding program. We have identified six key areas where we want to make a difference:

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August 6, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19, among other items

The Board of County Commissioners held its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Aug 6.

COVID-19-related items include the following:

  • The board authorized a $400,000 increase to the agreement with Eurofins Viracor, Inc. for...
August 6, 2020

Public budget hearing set for Aug. 12

Johnson County residents are invited by the Board of County Commissioners to a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget at 7 p....

BOCC update
August 6, 2020

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

The Board of County Commissioners...

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August 6, 2020

JoCo on the Go: School and child care COVID-19 guidance

On JoCo on the Go, episode #52, hear from Johnson County public health officials as they share details of their recently released recommendations for Johnson County schools preparing to reopen this fall. Find out the factors to weigh as...

August 5, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19, among other items

The Board of County Commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled meeting at 9:30 a.m., tomorrow, Aug 6.

Agenda items related to COVID-19 include the following:

Consider authorizing a $400,000 increase in an agreement with...

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola
August 4, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • The trajectory of the number of...
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August 4, 2020

Reporting election results in Johnson County, Kansas

When Johnson County’s 167 polling locations close at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, the Johnson County Election Office will begin the process of reporting unofficial results for the primary election.

Results updates will be available on the...

Johnson County Election Office
August 4, 2020

Safety precautions for Election Day today

It's Election Day, and 167 polling locations will be open in Johnson County from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can find their polling location and view their sample ballot on the Johnson County Election Office website at...

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August 3, 2020

Johnson County Museum recalls history with pandemic

With so much uncertainty for parents and students, it is worth noting that Johnson County has experienced this before. In 1918, the “Great Influenza” pandemic struck the Kansas City area particularly hard. Despite being mainly rural and...