Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus

COVID-19 update — May 5

Spring Hill city officials are planning to discuss new public health recommendations at the City Council meeting on May 13.

On April 30, Johnson County Commissioners authorized a resolution strongly encouraging masks and social distancing in indoor public spaces.

As of May 5, Spring Hill City Hall is reopening all doors for entry and exit during business hours. All city facilities strongly encourage customers, visitors, and employees to wear a mask inside the buildings, particularly when social distancing is not possible.

Meetings in the Council Chamber will continue with social distanced seating and strongly recommend the use of masks when social distancing is not possible.

The recommendations set by Johnson County include the entire city limits in both Miami and Johnson Counties.

You can read the full resolution adopted by Johnson County Commissioners. 

The City of Spring Hill will continue to release updates on the city's COVID-19 page.

Municipal Court

  • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT ENTER the building. Call the Court Clerk, (913) 592-3664, to request a continuance. 
  • Court attendees will enter through the south door of the Civic Center (main entrance) where they will check in for court.
  • Civic Center open to Court business only 8 a.m. to noon on first and third Tuesday of each month. Building reopens for regular business noon to 5 p.m. 
  • Maintain six feet distancing practices inside and outside the building and in the courtroom.
  • Court admittance is limited to defendants, attorneys and one parent or guardian of a minor who is appearing in court.
  • If applicable, pay fine at customer service window.
  • Exit through the double doors at the north end of the building near the customer service window.

Public Health Recommendation — April 30

On April 29, the Board of County Commissioners authorized Resolution No. 032-32 that establishes public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our county.

According to the resolution, the BOCC strongly recommends the following actions be taken, when and wherever possible or feasible, to slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19 within Johnson County:

  • Eligible individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Individuals wear masks or face coverings within indoor public spaces.
  • Businesses and organizations strongly encourage or require customers, visitors, employees, and other invitees to wear masks or face coverings in indoor public spaces.
  • Individuals within a public space maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from other individuals, unless such individuals reside together or are known to each other.
  • Businesses and organizations strongly encourage or require customers, visitors, employees, and other invitees to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from other individuals in public spaces, unless such individuals reside together or are known to each other.
  • Businesses and organizations adopt and apply additional mitigation strategies and practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 that are appropriate for and take into consideration their respective operations and activities.
  • Individuals, businesses, and organizations follow the current and continuing guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, and the Johnson County Local Health Officer to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

This resolution is not an order of the Johnson County Local Health Officer, the Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County, or the Johnson County Board of Health under Kansas law or Resolution No. 108-20.

Resolution 032-32 went into effect at 12:01 a.m., on Saturday, May 1. The resolution remains in effect unless and until it is amended, revoked, or replaced.

If you have questions about Johnson County’s public health recommendations, email covid19@jocogov.org.

Vaccine update — April 30

Next week, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) anticipates administering approximately 10,000 doses. JCDHE encourages all who are age 16 and older to receive a vaccine during the expanded COVID-19 vaccination hours that includes evening and weekend availability. Walk-in hours are also available. More details on clinic hours are listed below.

 

Earlier this week, JCDHE crossed the 100,000 mark for COVID-19 first and second dose shots given at our vaccination clinics. Currently, JCDHE data show that 45% of the total eligible (16 years of age and older) Johnson County population has had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 32% of the total eligible Johnson County population is fully immunized.

 

 

The CDC data show that 34.4% of the total county population is fully vaccinated. The difference in reporting is due to the fact that the CDC is able to compile data from other states, including Missouri. 

 

 

 

“It has never been easier or more convenient to get that vaccine than right now,”

said Dr. Sanmi Areola, JCDHE director. “The vaccine is safe, effective and will prevent you from getting a serious illness”.

 

The following is Johnson County’s vaccination plan for the week of May 3. This is in accordance with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Vaccination Plan.

 

  • Eligible persons (age 16 and older) – JCDHE will provide first doses for those eligible at the Lenexa vaccination site. Appointments at the Lenexa clinic will be 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday (May 4-6). Walk in hours are available Saturday (May 1) from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday (May 4 and 5) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Thursday (May 6) from 3-6:30 p.m.
  • Johnson County hospital systems – AdventHealth, Menorah, Overland Park Regional, Olathe Health, KU-Med and St. Luke’s Hospital are offering vaccinations. Links to their websites are available .
  • Federal Pharmacy Retail Program https://vaccinefinder.org for additional information.

 

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution has resumed this week for the homebound population in our community.

 

JCDHE is taking the following actions to ensure vaccination equity:

 

  • Those with transportation needs. JCDHE will continue to offer transportation to a vaccine clinic for those needing it. This service can be requested by calling 913-715-2819.
  • Homebound population: JCDHE’s Outreach Nurses offer this service. It can be requested by calling 913-715-2819.
  • Vaccinations in homeless shelters, those staying in other shelters and other highly impacted populations will continue as needed and vaccine availability. JCDHE is working with community partners to offer these vaccinations.

 

JCDHE is automatically scheduling Pfizer second-dose appointments three weeks after the first vaccine and four weeks after the Moderna vaccine for the same day and time. More information is available on our second-dose webpage.

 

We will keep the public updated on next week’s plans and the status of our dose allotment at jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine.

 

Those with questions about vaccinations can contact jcdhe@jocogov.org or by phone at 913-715-2819.

Johnson County face mask requirement

NOW IN EFFECT FOR ENTIRETY OF SPRING HILL CITY LIMITS

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted to support Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s executive order requiring masks to be worn in public spaces. Kansas Governor Executive Order #20-52 also requires masks outdoors when six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. There are a number of exemptions. Children 5 and younger will not be required to wear masks when the order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m., on Friday, July 3. Those with medical conditions that prevent mask use will also be allowed an exemption. Businesses open to the public are required to comply with the order.

The entirety of the Spring Hill city limits, in both Johnson and Miami counties, is affected by this requirement according to our City Emergency Operations Plan. You can download a graphic here

If you plan to visit a City facility, you will need a face mask to enter.. You can also do business with us online, by phone or email.

Questions?

The COVID-19 hotline is for virus-related questions ONLY. All questions regarding emergency public orders, including stay-at-home mandates and business closures, should be directed to customer service, at (913) 715-5000.

  • Johnson County Community COVID-19 hotline
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment hotline
  • Johnson County has created a dashboard that allows the public to see the areas of the county (including the entirety of Spring Hill) that have been impacted by COVID-19. The data is broken down by demographics, including hot spots within the county.