JoCo on the Go: Everything Johnson County Kansas
COVID-19 developments

COVID-19 developments

June 2, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #43, hear from Johnson County public health officials who will share the latest recommendations on reopening the county. They’ll also address developments in the understanding of COVID-19, including how long the virus lives on surfaces and what viral loading is and why it matters to your health. Additionally, find out how those in high-risk groups and others should protect themselves from getting sick.

Stimulus funds and contact tracing

Stimulus funds and contact tracing

May 28, 2020

Hear from Johnson County leaders and experts about the CARES Act, what it is and what kind of relief it's providing. Also on this episode, find out what the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is doing to keep track of the spread of the virus.

Life in Phase 2

Life in Phase 2

May 21, 2020

On JoCo on the Go, episode #41, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment experts talk about life in Phase 2 of the Governor’s reopening plan. They discuss which businesses can reopen and which will have to wait a little longer. Among those that must wait – public pools. Hear how pools will safely reopen under Phase 3 of the Governor’s reopening plan. And, find out how the county has expanded its testing capacity, adding appointment-based testing for the general public.

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Phase 1

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Phase 1

May 11, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #40 includes a conversation with Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Epidemiologist Elizabeth Holzschuh. She provides the very latest on the county’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 as the county begins to reopen its economy during Phase 1 of the Governor’s plan. Holzschuh also addresses the importance of remaining cautious in public settings to prevent a second wave of disease. Finally, she shares the county’s efforts on contact tracing to further curb the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 update, lifting the stay-at-home-order

COVID-19 update, lifting the stay-at-home-order

May 5, 2020

On JoCo on the Go episode #39, hear from Johnson County health experts, Dr. Joseph LeMaster, Local Health Officer, and Dr. Sanmi Areola, Johnson County Health and Environment Director. They’ll have details on how residents and businesses can safely adhere to the phased approach of lifting the stay-at-home order. They’ll also address the importance of continued COVID-19 testing, to ensure the county’s response is appropriate and timely.

Road to economic recovery

Road to economic recovery

April 27, 2020

On JoCo on the Go episode #38, hear from local economy experts Jeff Shackelford, president and CEO of the Enterprise Center in Johnson County, and Doug Davidson with the County Economic Research Institute. They describe how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Johnson County businesses. They also talk about which industries are struggling the most and which ones are adapting to survive. Hear about a new Johnson County task force that will help businesses reopen safely. Find out what resources are available to businesses to keep them afloat during this time of uncertainty.

COVID-19 update, latest pandemic data, gloves and more

COVID-19 update, latest pandemic data, gloves and more

April 21, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #37 includes the latest update about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Johnson County. It's been more than a month since the county implemented a stay-at-home order. People are telecommuting, limiting exposure to others and making other major changes to their daily lives. On this episode, you'll hear directly from decision makers who are working diligently to understand and evaluate every aspect of the pandemic.

Preparing for severe storm season

Preparing for severe storm season

April 10, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #36 includes details on how to stay safe as we enter severe storm season. Guests include Kelly Fry with WaterOne and Trent Pittman with the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center. They walk us through how residents are alerted to weather emergencies and discuss collaborative work being done ahead of, during and after storms. You’ll also hear from trained storm spotters about their passion for helping their community.

COVID-19 update, expanded testing and mask need

COVID-19 update, expanded testing and mask need

April 3, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #35 includes Johnson County leadership, health and safety experts. Hear about the latest efforts to test residents for COVID-19. Find out why increasing testing is key to understanding transmission and responding appropriately. You’ll also find out how donated cloth masks will be distributed to those who need them. Finally, Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden will share how his crime lab is stepping up to help with the shortage of N95 respirator masks used by first responders and health professionals.

Latest county efforts to address COVID-19

Latest county efforts to address COVID-19

March 27, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #34 includes Johnson County health experts. Hear from Dr. Joseph LeMaster, the Johnson County Public Health Officer, about the stay-at-home order. Find out what it means and how long it could last. We’ll also introduce you to the county’s new Department of Health and Environment director, Dr. Sanmi Areola. He’ll share his background and thoughts on the effectiveness of our current efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.