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September 22, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, 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 report include:

  • There were 728...
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September 22, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast - being prepared for disaster, the pandemic and more

On JoCo on the Go, episode #59, we’re taking a close look at how individuals and families can be ready when disaster strikes. Guests include Johnson County public health and emergency preparedness experts who discuss specific disasters, such as...

A JCDS employee working with a program participant
September 22, 2020

JCDS hosting drive-thru interview days for direct support professionals Sept. 30, Oct. 1

Johnson County Developmental Supports will host drive-thru interview days from 1-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1 for jobseekers interested in joining our team as direct support professionals. The interviews will take place in...

Hospital staff holding up a poster during a drive-by parade with a patient who recovered from COVID
September 21, 2020

JoCo Magazine features stories of community members persevering in the pandemic

Our Fall issue of JoCo Magazine should hit your mailbox in the next few days. This edition features Johnson County community members sharing their COVID-19 experiences. 

Read about how they’re persevering in the pandemic in our cover story...

BOCC update
September 18, 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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September 17, 2020

Governor's mask mandate remains in effect in Johnson County, reaffirmed by BOCC today

At its regular business session today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to reaffirm Governor Laura Kelly’s Executive...

Andrew Eccles and his girlfriend, Breanna
September 17, 2020

Off-duty Johnson County firefighter, girlfriend rescue three people

It started as a relaxing day of fishing on the Kansas River for Johnson County District 2 Firefighter Andrew Eccles and his girlfriend, Breanna. But at 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 22, things took a drastic turn when the couple noticed several...

Health care workers conducting drive-thru coronavirus tests
September 17, 2020

Get a COVID-19 test if you live or work in Johnson County

Who can participate in Johnson County’s appointment-based testing?

  • Those 16 and older who live or work in Johnson County.
  • Children ages 5-15 who live in Johnson County. A parent must be present in the vehicle to give verbal...
September 16, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19, Governor's mask order on agenda

At 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 17, the Board of County Commissioners will discuss the pandemic, among other items.

Agenda topics related to COVID-19 include the following: 

  • Consider authorizing $650,000 in federal funds for...
A person wearing a medical mask
September 15, 2020

Information on Governor Kelly’s mask order

Governor Laura Kelly’s mask order remains in effect in Kansas and in Johnson County. On Sept. 11, the State Finance Council voted unanimously to extend the Governor’s State of Emergency Proclamation through October 15....