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Board of County Commissioners
September 30, 2020

BOCC to address COVID-19 pandemic, among other items

On Thursday, Oct. 1, the Board of County Commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled business meeting at 9:30 a.m. ...

BOCC Update
September 30, 2020

September BOCC recap

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ other actions and activities in Sept. 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at...

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr.Sanmi Areola
September 29, 2020

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 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 briefing include:

  • There were 790...
Olathe School District logo
September 29, 2020

Johnson County Mental Health Center partners with local district

The Kansas Department of Education has awarded a grant of $145,656 to create a unique partnership between Johnson County Mental Health Center and Olathe Public Schools USD 233. The grant will allow each organization to hire two therapists to work...

JoCo on the Go logo
September 29, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Celebrating Hispanic heritage through the pandemic

On JoCo on the Go, episode #60, hear from Johnson County Museum and Arts and Heritage staff who will highlight the many ways Johnson County is celebrating residents...

Health care workers conducting drive-thru coronavirus tests
September 28, 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...
A mother, father and two children posing with a laptop
September 28, 2020

CARES Act funding available for JCPRD school-age remote learning and child care

On Monday, Sept. 28, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District announced that CARES Act funds are available to subsidize the JCPRD school-age remote learning and child care programs. The Board of County Commissioners authorized the funding...

paper cut out of adults and children holding hands
September 28, 2020

Celebrate National Family Day on September 28

National Family Day celebrates simple, everyday things parents do to connect with their kids. Family time may look a little different right now, but it’s no less important for your children’s long-term health. 

The simple, little things...

A police car with its sire lights on driving down a city street at night
September 25, 2020

Additional co-responder position added to Johnson County

Johnson County Mental Health Center will add an additional full-time co-responder to provide crisis intervention assistance to the City of Overland Park Police Department. The new position was authorized during the Sept. 17 Board of County...

Board of County Commissioners
September 24, 2020

BOCC addresses COVID-19

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Board of County Commissioners held its regular business session, and the following were the items related to COVID-19:

  • The BOCC authorized its weekly disbursement of CARES Act funds to reimburse taxing...

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