Johnson County Government – COVID -19 update

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL JOHNSON COUNTY GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION.
February 22, 2021
How to get a vaccine
For a complete list of vaccination options in Johnson County, visit our
website
.
This includes JCDHE clinics, our local health partners who are currently
serving those 65+ and school and child care staff, and now pharmacies as
well.

Need help? Call or email us.

– PHONE: 913-715-2819
– EMAIL: jcdhe@jocogov.org

NEW: Your top vaccine questions
Here’s a look at some of the most popular vaccine questions we’re getting.

Q. Who are we vaccinating now?
A. Johnson County is currently in Phase 2, Tier 1

of the vaccine distribution plan. The county is vaccinating those 80+ and
health care workers. Our health partners are vaccinating those 65+ and
school and child care staff. Some pharmacies are also now vaccinating those
65+. Get more information about how to get a vaccine

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Q. I’m under 80, when can I get a vaccine?
A. You can register with our partnering health systems to receive a vaccine
if you’re 65+. As soon as Johnson County Department of Health and
Environment is finished vaccinating the 80+ group, we will move to those
65-79. We anticipate this can begin next week.

Q. I still need my second Moderna dose, what should I do?
A. Please watch your email for further instructions on booking an
appointment. If you need further assistance, call us at 913-715-2819.

Q. I’m a health care worker and still need my first dose, how do I sign up?
A. Health care workers remain eligible and can schedule an appointment
.
Learn more about those in Phase 1

of the vaccine distribution plan.

Q. If I’m vaccinated, do I still need to wear a mask and keep at least 6
feet of distance from others?
A. Yes, we still have a long way to go to vaccinating our population.
Although you may become fully protected a couple of weeks following your
second dose, we don’t yet fully know if you can still transmit the virus to
others. Until more of the population is vaccinated, we should continue to
protect our neighbors, and abide by the mask and public health orders.
NEW: Watch the latest Johnson County Vaccine Update, held live at 4 p.m.,
today
[image: Johnson County COVID 19 Vaccine Update 2.22.21]
This includes a daily update of our vaccination clinics, who is being
served, how many have been vaccinated, who has vaccines and more.
Watch the next live update on our website
or
on Facebook
at
4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.
NEW: Joseph LeMaster, M.D. discusses the ongoing mask and public health
orders in place in Johnson County
[image: Johnson County COVID-19 Weekly Update 2.22.21]
Although some areas are lifting orders in the region, the mask order and
public health order remain in place in Johnson County until at least March
31.
UPDATE: Vaccine distribution in Johnson County, in the news
Keeping the public informed of the county’s response to COVID-19 is a high
priority. In addition to this e-newsletter, be sure to also follow our
local media outlets for additional information.

See below for a featured story of the day:
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As of Feb. 22, Johnson County has:
42,854 positive cases of COVID-19 (increase of 164 since Feb. 19)
4.3% percent positive, 14-day average
158 incidence rate, number of new cases/100K persons, over prior 14 days,
(decrease of 7 since Feb. 19)
633 deaths (6 additional deaths since Feb. 19)
223,767 individuals tested negative (increase of 993 since Feb. 19)
40,014 presumed recovered (increase of 484 since Feb. 19)
Positive cases represent those reported to the Johnson County Department of
Health and Environment by physicians, private laboratories, hospitals and
the Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Laboratories. Presumed
Recovered are surviving individuals not hospitalized and more than 30 days
since symptom onset. These numbers are not representative of the total
number of individuals with COVID-19 in Johnson County. All data is
provisional and subject to change.
NOTE: This e-newsletter will be provided Monday through Friday. Look for
dashboard updates on Saturday and Sunday, by visiting
jocogov.org/coronavirus
,
where information will be updated seven days per week, by 10 a.m.
Get KC regional COVID-19 data
Check out the new Regional COVID-19 Data Hub
.
The Mid-America Regional Council is committed to presenting data clearly
and simply, with utmost transparency.

New features include:

– Light-colored pages that are easier to read and are color-blind
friendly
– New ways to interact with the data, including options to zoom to
specific dates.
– Easily downloadable data

UPDATE: Data from the state
VACCINE
Kansas WebIZ is reporting 483,205 doses have been administered in Kansas,
as of noon, on Feb. 22. This includes first and second doses. 339,190
Kansans have been vaccinated. This represents 11.6% of the state’s
population.

Get additional statewide vaccine data

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COVID-19
On Monday, Feb. 22, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
provided the following data:

– 291,715 positives
– 4,643 deaths
– 951,784 negatives

Get additional statewide COVID-19 data

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NEW: State news
Governor Laura Kelly today visited Hy-Vee in Topeka, and proclaimed Feb. 22
as Supermarket Employee Day in Kansas.

“Our supermarket and grocery store employees deserve appreciation for
stepping up in a big way when the pandemic hit,” the Governor said. “I was
pleased to sign this proclamation

and express my gratitude to supermarket employees for their work.”
UPDATE: University of Kansas Health System provides regional update
The University of Kansas Health System provides daily updates on how
COVID-19 is impacting our health care system and community.

On the Monday, Feb. 22 episode, breast surgeon oncologist Kelsey Larson,
M.D., gave an update on radiation therapy for some cancer patients. She
explained why it keeps patients safer during a pandemic while still
providing the radiation they need. A patient also joined who just received
a new treatment.

Watch this and other episodes

at 8 a.m., Monday-Friday, on The University of Kansas Health System
Facebook page.
UPDATE : New COVID-19 testing clinic hours, beginning Monday
Starting today, Feb. 22, on Mondays, the Johnson County Department of
Health and Environment COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinic runs from 8 a.m.
to noon. Appointments Tuesday through Thursday, will be available from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointments will be scheduled on Fridays. The end time
reflects the last appointment slot.

Look for additional testing opportunities through your health care provider
or through gogettested.com

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Check out these ways to get COVID-19 testing in Johnson County
Click on the images below to get further details on testing availability,
how to book an appointment and more. In addition to these options, you can
also visit your health care provider to request a test.

JCDHE – Olathe

KC metro

State-sponsored testing – JoCo
JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
A new emergency public health order
went
into effect, beginning 12:01 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16. Read frequently asked
questions about the order

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment released on Oct. 1,
public health recommendations for K-12 schools to help families and school
districts make decisions about the reopening of schools in Johnson County. Read
the recommendations
.
Read school reopening FAQs

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WORKPLACE GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS
COVID-19 in the Workplace: A guide for employers

includes steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work, concentrating on
the rules of infection control and what to do when a case of COVID-19
occurs in the workplace.

ENFORCEMENT OF MASK ORDER
If you are seeking enforcement of the Governor’s mask order, contact the
consumer fraud hotline at the District Attorney’s Office, 913-715-3003. DO
NOT CALL 911.

ENFORCEMENT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
Anyone who wishes to report a concern may do so by calling the county’s
Call Center at 913-715-5000 or email Covid19@jocogov.org
.
DO NOT CALL 911.

MASK USE
Get information from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on the
use of masks

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WHAT IF I GET SICK
Get guidance from the CDC

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WHO TO CALL WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19
Call the Johnson County COVID-19 hotline at 913-715-CV19 (2819), 8 a.m. to
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Spanish language available through same
number. You can also call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
at 877-427-7317, after business hours.

TRAVEL-RELATED QUARANTINE
Visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Travel & Exposure
Related Isolation/Quarantine webpage.

VISIT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have a webpage for the common questions

surrounding COVID-19.

jocogov.org/coronavirus

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