On JoCo on the Go, episode #75, hear from some of those who led the Johnson County Courthouse construction project. Find out the new features at the facility that will allow the county to better serve residents. Learn about how the project progressed and how it finished on time and on budget. Hear what’s next with the project as the old building comes down and is replaced by the Johnson County Square.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #74, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola addresses the state’s vaccine rollout plan and the limited amounts of vaccine available in the county. Health care workers and long-term care are in the process of getting vaccinated. As additional doses arrive in the county, find out when it will be your turn to get the much-anticipated protection from COVID-19.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #73, COVID-19 vaccinations are delivered to Johnson County. First in line for virus protection are frontline health care workers. This month, doctors, nurses, EMS staff and others are getting their first rounds of vaccine as the county and the rest of the world move toward herd immunity. Find out who’s next in line for the vaccines.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #72, the pandemic has presented plenty of challenges but also opportunities to improve county service delivery. On this episode, hear from the Johnson County Motor Vehicle Department about how increased demand for self-service options has resulted in time efficiencies and cost savings for customers.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #71, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola. He provides the very latest on vaccine distribution in Johnson County. He also emphasizes the importance of continued use of safety precautions through the vaccine rollout – mask use, physical distancing, frequent handwashing and staying home when you’re sick. Also learn about expanded COVID-19 testing opportunities in the county.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #70, hear from a Johnson County Department of Health and Environment vaccine expert about the county’s work with the state to implement Kansas’ vaccination plan. Learn which groups will get vaccinated first, and why it’s important to continue to follow COVID-19 safety precautions as the vaccine rollout gets underway.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #69, hear from Johnson County Park and Recreation District about how winter sports are carrying on with pandemic safety in mind. Learn more about the importance of protecting athletes, spectators, referees, coaches and others from contracting COVID-19. Find out how the pandemic has impacted practices and games and how you can help slow the spread so sports can continue.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #68, applying for and accessing the resources available to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be a challenge, but Johnson County Developmental Supports is here to help. On this episode, hear from those who help families get the services they need so their loved ones can reach their potential. Also hear from a community partner that can personally attest to the importance of Community Developmental Disability Organization services.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #67, hear from Johnson County public health officials about just how likely it is that you could come in contact with someone with COVID-19 – increasing your risk of getting the virus and spreading it to others. Find out why this year holiday gatherings should look different. Hear why there are concerns about even more cases following Thanksgiving and the major impact that could have on hospitals’ ability to care for COVID-19 patients and others with emergent medical needs.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #66, hear from Johnson County’s top public health officials about the high levels of community spread – find out why and where this is happening and what you can do to help. Learn about how hospitals are keeping up with the COVID-19 cases while also trying to help others in need of medical care. Find out how schools are doing to contain the spread and we’ll have the latest on the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine.