Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus

COVID-19 update — May 14

The City of Spring Hill adopts the Centers for Disease control guidance on mask-wearing and social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals.

The CDC, State of Kansas and Johnson County Department of Health say that individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVDI-19 can resume activities - indoor or outdoor, large or small - safely without wearing a mask for physical distancing. 

According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated:
  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
Exceptions include healthcare settings, correctional facilities, shelters or public transportation such as an airplane, bus or train. 

Businesses in Spring Hill can set their own requirements for customers wearing masks within their businesses. The City of Spring Hill asks that patrons respect these individual business requirements. 

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and widely available to anyone age 12 and older at health systems, pharmacies, some doctor’s offices and JCDHE’s vaccination site located at 15500 W. 108th Street, Lenexa. Individuals wishing to be vaccinated can stop by the county’s vaccination site during walk-in hours or schedule an appointment at https://www.jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine. To find the site closest to you, visit vaccines.gov; text your ZIP code to 438829 (GETVAX); or call 1-800-232-0233.

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.


Vaccine update — May 13

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) urges all who are age 12 and older to receive a vaccine during the COVID-19 vaccination clinic hours, which includes evening and weekend availability. Walk-in hours are also available. More details on clinic hours are listed below. 

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. The FDA amended the EUA originally issued on Dec. 11, 2020, for administration in individuals 16 years of age and older. JCDHE is following vaccination recommendations from the CDC and Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

JCDHE encourages the community to review the vaccination tab on the COVID-19 dashboard that offers updated information about the vaccination progress in Johnson County. 

This week, JCDHE launched a Community Vaccination Event Request form https://www.jocogov.org/community-covid-19-vaccination-event-request for events/worksites/organizations to request information about having vaccines given onsite.  

“We want as many people as possible who want the vaccine to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Sanmi Areola, JCDHE director. “The vaccine is the quickest way to get back to normal and stay healthy.”

The following is Johnson County’s vaccination plan for the week of May 17. This is in accordance with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Vaccination Plan

  • Eligible persons (age 12 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.–3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday (May 18 and 19) and 3 p.m.–7 p.m., Thursday (May 20). Walk-in hours are available Tuesday and Wednesday (May 18 and 19) from 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m., and Thursday (May 20) from 3–6:30 p.m. 
  • Children age 15 and younger receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by an adult. A parent/guardian is preferable; however, the parent/guardian may designate a non-parent adult to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable. A signed parental consent form is required.
  • 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.

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: These will continue as needed and will be based on 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.