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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.

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.