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Public Advisory: Please take our population health survey ... | last updated: 04/08/2020 - 3:26pm | + read more

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey in order to understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). The survey will close at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10.

Survey link - Population Health Survey



Johnson County clarification on public health closures

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s (JCDHE) on-going investigation has confirmed six out of 11 Johnson County COVID-19 cases were acquired locally and not through travel. This indicates that coronavirus is circulating in our community and not only coming in from other regions.

Johnson County Government has implemented a number of mitigation strategies to lessen the spread of the virus. Dr. Joseph LeMaster, JCDHE health officer, ordered the closing of all Johnson County schools. In a separate order, he closed restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters for 15 days, with the exception of carry-out, delivery and drive-throughs. Dr. LeMaster also limited the number of people at public gatherings to ten. These orders will be modified as necessary to enhance our mitigation strategies.

“When governors issue executive orders, they have to think about a state’s health and public safety as a whole,” said Dr. LeMaster. “Local public health officers in Kansas have statutory authority to implement mitigation strategies to protect the health of their communities, even when those strategies are more restrictive than those put in place by the Governor.”

Stay informed. Information changes frequently. For more information visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or www.jocogov.org/coronavirus  or

http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482