Previous COVID-19 updates

Feb. 22: Johnson County update on COVID-19 vaccine
• By the end of Feb. 22, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will have vaccinated more than 50,000 people either at its own clinics or through our health care system partners.

Feb. 1: City and JoCo update on COVID-19
• City extends reservation cancellations; JoCo update on vaccines

January 2021

Jan. 30: JoCo announces vaccine plans for February
• Dr. Sanmi Areola, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE), announced Jan. 28 the following vaccination plans for the week of Feb. 1.

Jan. 21: Miami County begins vaccine rollout
• Miami County Health Department to begin Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

Jan. 15: JCDHE seeking interest in Phase 2 of vaccine
• The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is ready for individuals who are in Phase 2 of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Plan to express their interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Dec. 31: Update to Governing Body regarding SPARK and CARES funding
• Summary and detail reports outlining the CARES/SPARK funds received from both Johnson and Miami County 

Dec 14: State partners with
• The state of Kansas has partnered with to bring fast, easy, accurate COVID-19 testing to all Kansans.


Nov. 25: Facility reservations canceled through Jan. 31
• The City has canceled all reservations at the Civic Center and Community Center.

Nov. 20: Miami County opens grant applications
• The Miami County Commissioners have agreed to have one final round of grant applications for small businesses in Miami County.

Nov. 15: Mask order continues in Johnson County
• The order will remain in effect unless rescinded by the Governor or the Board of County Commissioners vote to opt out of the mask order.

Nov. 5: Johnson County giving $10,000 business grants
•Johnson County is giving businesses $10,000 as a grant – no repayment.


Oct. 12: Miami County to distribute CARES Act funding
• The Miami County Commissioners set aside $100,000 in Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) Funds to assist businesses.


Sept. 16: KDHE issues Halloween guidance
• Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued documentation outlining guidance and considerations for celebrating Halloween


Aug. 28: City applies for CARES funding
• The City of Spring Hill has applied for reimbursement from Miami and Johnson Counties.

Aug. 12: Johnson County seeking feedback about COVID-19
• Johnson County has an allocation of approximately $30 million in COVID Relief Funds to invest into our community.


June 29: State issues face mask order 
• Governor Laura Kelly today announced that she will sign an Executive Order requiring that most Kansans in a public space must wear a mask, beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3.

June 11: Johnson County votes to follow Kansas recommendations and guidance
• The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted that Johnson County will now follow the voluntary recommendations and guidance in the state’s Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.


May 27: Johnson + Miami Counties as well as City to recommend State plan
• As an organization, the City of Spring Hill will continue to follow the state’s Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.

May 19: Kansas Governor moves state to modified Phase 2
• Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued Executive Order 20-34 to move the state into a modified Phase 2 of the "Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas" beginning Friday, May 22. 

May 15: City Council weighing options at Aquatic Center
• Due to the impact of COVID-19, we’ve been researching options for the 2020 season at the Spring Hill Aquatic Center.

May 14: Gov. Kelly adds new 1.5 Phase to Ad Astra Plan
• The new “1.5” Phase, effective May 18, 2020, continues reopening efforts while preserving some data-driven restrictions necessary to prevent community transmission of COVID-19.

May 9: City facilities remain closed until further notice
• Our facilities remain closed to the public.

May 1: Spring Hill Aquatic Center opening delayed due to pandemic
• The Spring Hill Aquatic Center will not open May 24 as originally planned.


April 30: Governor announces reopening plan; Johnson County extends Stay Home order
• Johnson County Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster signed an extension of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s ’s stay-at-home order through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

April 28: Miami County seeking resident input on community survey
• Miami County Health Department is asking all Miami County residents to complete a short community health survey. 

April 23: Spring Hill Municipal Court dockets rescheduled
• If you were scheduled to appear in Spring Hill Municipal Court in May, your court date may have changed.

April 21 update: Johnson County conducting second round of health survey
• Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCHDE) is again asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey (NOW CLOSED) in order to help us understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

April 15 update: Gov. Laura Kelly extends Stay Home order
• Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has extended her statewide stay-at-home order for Kansas through midnight on May 3.

April 7 + April 10 updates: Clarification and Survey
• Johnson County provides clarification on 10 people limit; (Now closed) Johnson County resident survey


March 30 update: State of Kansas issues Stay at Home order
• The State of Kansas issued a statewide Stay Home order. This remains in effect until April 19, 2020, or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency proclaimed on March 12, relating to COVID-19 expires, whichever is earlier.

March 27 update: City Council votes to extend local emergency declaration
• The Spring Hill City Council voted on March 26 to extend the local state of emergency declaration.

March 24 update: Municipal Court canceled for April and rescheduled to May; Public meeting procedures
• April Municipal Court dates canceled and rescheduled to May; Procedure for public meetings

March 23 update: Mayor Ellis addresses community; Miami County issues Stay at Home order
• In addition to Johnson County, Miami County now has issued a Stay at Home Order effective through April 23, 2020. This goes into effect for all Miami County residents 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25.

March 21+22 update: Johnson County issues Stay at Home order
• This order includes the entirety of Spring Hill in both Johnson and Miami Counties.

March 20 update: Johnson County update; Large Item Day impact; Playground equipment closed

• Johnson County extends disaster declaration. City services including large item day and playground equipment impacted by spread of COVID-19.

March 19 update: City facilities closed + Letter from Mayor Ellis
• We continue to evaluate the rapidly changing landscape of COVID-19 and implement strategies to minimize the risk of spreading the disease. 

March 18 update: Miami County declares state of local disaster emergency
• Miami County declares state of local disaster emergency. As a result, all Miami County offices are closed.

March 16 update: City services impacted by new directives 
• Following new directives from Johnson County, more City services are impacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

March 13 update: City services impacted by COVID-19 directives

• Out of an abundance of caution, we are following state and county directives of regarding COVID-19.