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March 31, 2021

Olathe Motor Vehicle Office impacted by COVID-19

Johnson County’s Olathe Motor Vehicle Office located at 782 N. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, will be closed to the public on Thursday, April 1, and Friday, April 2, after multiple staff have been impacted by COVID-19. All impacted staff have been...

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March 31, 2021

BOCC to address pandemic during regular meeting

During its regularly scheduled business meeting at 9:30 a.m., tomorrow, April 1, the Board of County Commissioners will discuss COVID-19 related agenda items, including a public health update.

Watch the meeting live on our...

March 31, 2021

BOCC March update

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in March 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at ...

Dr. Areola
March 30, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 disease and vaccine update to BOCC

On Tuesday, March 30, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 disease and vaccine update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

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March 30, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Restrictions roll back…some

On JoCo on the Go, episode #85, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment officials about the new public health order that rolls back some restrictions. While there may less capacity issues for businesses, the experts...

The theme of the 2021 State of the County was A Resilient Community
March 30, 2021

State of the County addressed A Resilient Community

This year’s State of the County address took place virtually due to the pandemic. The community could watch it online or on Facebook, and follow the hashtag #JoCoSOTC on Twitter live during the event.

The Johnson County Public Policy...

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March 26, 2021

Johnson County approves new health order

Today, the Board of County Commissioners approved a new Public Health Order proposed by Local Health Officer Joseph LeMaster, M.D., and Johnson County Health and Environment Director...

Dr. Sanmi Areola
March 23, 2021

JCDHE director provides update on COVID-19 and vaccines

On Tuesday, March 23, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update on COVID-19 and vaccines to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

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March 23, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Detecting the coronavirus in unlikely places

On JoCo on the Go, episode #84, Johnson County health and environment and wastewater experts join the discussion about detecting COVID-19 and its variants in wastewater. You’ll also hear from a scientist with The University of Kansas...

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March 18, 2021

Hear from Johnson County leaders on the importance of regional collaboration to combat COVID-19

This week, regional leaders made remarks at Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, to recognize one year of fighting COVID-19. During the event a new, temporary display was unveiled that allows the public to contribute a memory or thought related...

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