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A person trying to stay warm on a bench in the snow
February 15, 2021

Information on protecting yourself during extremely cold temperatures

The National Weather Service is predicting dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills through Tuesday morning.

When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge.

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February 13, 2021

COVID-19 remains active in Johnson County – mask order in place

It has come to the attention of Johnson County Department of Health and Environment that staged events are scheduled throughout the region, in which individuals plan to remove their masks in public spaces.

We want to remind residents that... more

Boxes of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
February 12, 2021

JCDHE director outlines vaccination plans for week of Feb. 15

By the end of today, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will have vaccinated more than 43,000 people either at its own clinics or through our health care system partners. JCDHE received 6,825 doses from the state to be used next... more

A woman drawing up a vaccine
February 12, 2021

Volunteer in our vaccination clinics

JCHDE recently signed an agreement with the Heart to Heart International to serve as the portal for individuals who wish to volunteer during the vaccination effort. JCDHE forwarded a compiled list of contact information of close to 300 community... more

Drive through testing clinic
February 12, 2021

JCDHE drive-thru testing clinic closed beginning of next week due to inclement weather

Due to inclement weather expected next week, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic will be closed Monday and Tuesday. The rest of the week will be evaluated next week.

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February 10, 2021

Veterans Treatment Court holds first pandemic-style graduation

Johnson County’s Veterans Treatment Court held its first pandemic-style graduation for five former servicemen and one woman who completed the diversion program. Judge Timothy McCarthy of the Kansas 10th Judicial Circuit presided over the virtual... more

Public health update
February 10, 2021

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 update to the BOCC

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 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:

  • Johnson County is... more
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February 9, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Doing your taxes virtually

On JoCo on the Go, episode #79, 2020 was a challenging year for many of us – some facing changes in employment status. So how do you do your taxes this year? Hear from Johnson County K-State Research and Extension staff who operate VITA... more

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February 5, 2021

New Johnson County Charter Commission, the third in county history, is authorized

On Thursday, Feb. 4, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously approved a resolution to establish a 25-member Charter Commission with eight members named by the board. The other 17 charter members were appointed by... more

a group of friends watching tv
February 5, 2021

Getting ready for the BIG Game? Do so safely

The best thing to do this weekend? Have a virtual gathering to watch the big game. But if you do gather with people who don’t live with you, consider taking the following measures:

  • Wear a mask appropriately and consistently
  • ... more