JoCo on the Go: Everything Johnson County Kansas
COVID-19 workplace guidance and economic recovery

COVID-19 workplace guidance and economic recovery

August 12, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #53, hear how Johnson County businesses have a new resource to guide them through COVID-19 safety precautions and what to do when/if an employee tests positive for the coronavirus. Find out how you can contain the spread to other staff members and keep your doors open. Also, hear from a local economy expert who will provide insight into which businesses are thriving and which ones are struggling to stay afloat. Find out about resources available to help your business get through the pandemic.

School and child care COVID-19 guidance

School and child care COVID-19 guidance

August 6, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #52, hear from Johnson County public health officials as they share details of their recently released recommendations for Johnson County schools preparing to reopen this fall. Find out the factors to weigh as you consider whether in-class or remote learning is the best option for your family. Also, hear about new child care guidance for facility and home day cares in Johnson County. Learn about the steps being taken to keep kids and staff safe.

COVID-19 skeptic to survivor

COVID-19 skeptic to survivor

July 29, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #51, hear from a Johnson County woman who in March had doubts that COVID-19 was a reality in the U.S., and certainly didn’t think it would find its way to her family. But after developing extreme exhaustion, chills and a long-lasting headache, her skepticism turned into  a reality. Her case led to community spread, with others infected and hospitalized. Hear about the lasting physical and financial impact the pandemic has had. She’s urging residents to take seriously the safety precautions to prevent further spread.

Returning to school safely

Returning to school safely

July 24, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #50, hear from Johnson County public health officials as well as Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson. They address the risk of COVID-19 transmission among children and the signs and symptoms that your child is infected. They’ll provide tips on preparing your child for the mandated safety precautions, such as mask and hand sanitizer use as well as physical distancing. Also, learn how districts are preparing to modify learning to meet every child’s safety, educational and developmental needs.

Mask mandate in effect

Mask mandate in effect

July 15, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #49, hear from Johnson County public health officials. They address the new Governor’s mask mandate that’s in effect in Johnson County. They also talk about the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, especially among younger people. They offer guidance on mask use, hand hygiene and reducing your risk of contracting the disease.

Family survives COVID-19

Family survives COVID-19

July 7, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #48, hear from the Green family of Johnson County. In March, their daughters got sick and then Jason and Katy started feeling ill. Within a short time, they were both in the hospital. Katy went home to her daughters as they said over the phone what could have been their final goodbyes to their loved one, just before Jason was put on a ventilator for 18 days. He and his family survived COVID-19 and are sharing their story to help stop the spread of the illness, and so others never have to endure what they faced.

Serving individuals with I/DD during a pandemic

Serving individuals with I/DD during a pandemic

July 1, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #47, hear from Johnson County Developmental Supports professionals who will share what life has been like for those they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, find out how Direct Support Professionals and others are finding ways to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental supports differently – offering individuals and their caregivers the support they need to safely remain home.

COVID-19 cases increasing

COVID-19 cases increasing

June 24, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #46, hear from Johnson County public health officials who will share the latest trends on COVID-19 cases. They’ll also talk about the continued importance of wearing masks in public and practicing physical distancing when possible. Find out how communication about clusters of COVID-19 cases in businesses are handled and how the county is working with local school districts on planning for the upcoming school year.

Outdoors during a disease outbreak

Outdoors during a disease outbreak

June 17, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #45, hear from Johnson County Park & Recreation District experts about how COVID-19 is changing summer outdoor activities. You’ll find out which beaches and marinas are open and when. You’ll also hear about how sporting activities at JCPRD facilities are moving forward with safety precautions in mind. JCPRD offers a wide range of youth programs during the summer. Find out how children and staff are having fun while staying healthy.

Overcoming gambling and gaming addiction

Overcoming gambling and gaming addiction

June 9, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #44, hear from Johnson County Mental Health Center experts who will talk about gambling and gaming addiction. They’ll address a relatively new treatment program available in Johnson County for effected individuals, including loved ones. They’ll also talk about how the pandemic has impacted some individuals with these forms of addiction.

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