Six of 11 Johnson County COVID-19 cases were from local transmission; City halls closed over pandemic

Washing hands frequently and thoroughly remains one of the most effective strategies to hinder spread of the novel coronavirus. Photo used under a Creative Commons license.

Six of 11 confirmed Johnson County COVID-19 cases were acquired through local transmission

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment announced on Tuesday that its on-going investigation into local cases of coronavirus infection has determined that six of the confirmed 11 cases here were acquired through local transmission, not from exposure during travel.

Roeland Park city hall closes due to COVID-19 pandemic

Roeland Park announced on Tuesday night that it was closing city hall to the public until further notice in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.