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August 31, 2020

BOCC August Update

In addition to adopting the FY 2021 budget, here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ other actions and activities in August 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at...

Sorting boxes of PPE
August 31, 2020

Friday is deadline for businesses and organizations to request free PPE

The deadline is approaching for Johnson County businesses and organizations to request Personal Protective Equipment made available by the state of Kansas. Requests for a 90-day supply of the following items need to be made by this Friday,...

boy and mom with masks
August 28, 2020

Learning hubs at JCPRD facilities

Five Johnson County Park and Recreation District facilities will be hosting JCPRD Learning Hubs to provide in-person places for students in grades one through eight to safely learn and enjoy enrichment experiences as school reopening plans...

August 27, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19 during regular business session

The Board of County Commissioners held its regular business session today, Aug. 27, which included the following items related to COVID-19:

  • The board authorized new funding to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • $800,000...
A woman working on a bird house
August 27, 2020

The Best Times profiles volunteers in the Bluebird Capital of Kansas

The September-October issue of The Best Times magazine is on its way in the mail with a cover story featuring local Bluebird Stewards who ensure the Johnson County Park & Recreation District maintains its legislative designation as the...

Board of County Commissioners
August 26, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19 during regular business session

At 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 27, the Board of County Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled business meeting to address COVID-19, among other items. COVID-19-related topics on the agenda include:

  • ...
Emergency communications center
August 26, 2020

Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications implements new program to help improve cardiac arrest survival

Department is the first in Kansas to adopt innovative telecommunicator CPR quality improvement program

More than 350,000 out-of-...

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola
August 25, 2020

JCDHE Director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

  • ...
MARC dashboard
August 24, 2020

Hospital utilization data available from MARC

The Mid-America Regional Council has launched a Hospitalizations tab on its Kansas City Region COVID-19 Data Hub. Hospital...

A women working on a computer talking to a young boy
August 21, 2020

Guidance available for alternative/remote locations offering academic services

Many school districts and families are opting for remote learning, at least to start this new school year. To assist alternate locations offering academic services to support K-12 remote education, the Johnson County Department of Health and...