On JoCo on the Go, episode #96, the summer months may be winding down, but there’s still plenty left to do in Johnson County. Hear about the fun-filled activities for you and the family at our Johnson County Park and Recreation District facilities and in our Johnson County Library. Learn how to participate in online and in-person events that you won’t want to miss.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #95, the pandemic may have gotten in the way in 2020, but the Kansas City Air Show is back on and it’s coming to Johnson County’s New Century Air Center this Independence Day weekend. On July 3-4, you’ll see dozens of amazing air show performances. On the ground, check out the impressive aircraft inside and out. Hear from KC Air Show organizers, performers and the host of this exciting event.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #94, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s Stacie Province and Steve Vogelsang. They’ll talk about the dangers of extreme heat and the importance of keeping a close eye on those most at risk of heat stroke. Find out how you can cool off quickly and help someone showing signs of heat exhaustion. Also, learn how JCDHE is keeping us safe in the pools by monitoring water quality and safety measures.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #93, hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s Brandon Hearn, an environmental specialist, who talks about the county’s household hazardous waste program. He’ll describe the chemicals that are considered hazardous and how you can safely dispose of them for free. Also learn about the county’s FreeStore, where you can pick up perfectly good items, such as cleaners, and reuse them in your home. And learn about DHE’s paint recycling program where you can get a variety of shades of paint in 5-gallon buckets at a reduced cost to help you finish those lingering home-improvement projects.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #92, hear the personal stories of young adults who have been vaccinated. They talk about family tragedy, their own COVID-19 illness, life during the pandemic and the relief they felt from becoming vaccinated. The young adults are Johnson County Department of Health and Environment epidemiologists, speaking from personal experience and expertise in helping end the pandemic. You’ll also hear from Johnson County Community College Emergency Management Director Alisa Pacer. She’ll talk about the work the college is doing to increase opportunities for students to get vaccinated.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #91, opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are expanding, as the Pfizer vaccine is now available to children ages 12-15. Hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and a local Johnson County school district about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. You’ll also find out how local public health officials are working closely with the schools and medical systems to ensure plenty of opportunities for children to get the vaccine.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #90, hundreds of people in Johnson County have lost their lives to COVID-19, we’ll talk to Johnson County Medical Examiner Dr. Diane Peterson about how these deaths are investigated. You’ll also hear from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola and JCDHE Epidemiology Director Elizabeth Holzschuh about the collaborative work with the Medical Examiner’s Office to conduct case investigations. They’ll also share with you the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine to stop the spread of this serious disease.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #88, Johnson County is making great progress toward getting vaccine into the arms of those eligible, but there’s more work to do. Just how much? Hear from Dr. Sanmi Areola, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment director about a shift in strategy – going from mass vaccinations to community clinics. You’ll also hear about a new regional campaign that includes a goal of vaccinating 2 million people in the Kansas City region.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #88, if you have a passion for helping others, are a life-long learning and want to make some new friends, this is the episode for you. Find out about the many opportunities to volunteer for Johnson County. You’ll hear about a handful of program areas that offer great ways to give back to the community.
On JoCo on the Go, episode #87, if you or a loved one suffers a medical emergency, do you know what to do? Hear from a Johnson County Emergency Management and Communications expert who will talk about how staff members are helping save lives and empower those in emergency situations to take action until help arrives. Also, find out about the impressive recognition the county’s 911 system has received for helping callers administer CPR.