Johnson County to make disaster declaration


Johnson County officials plan to make a disaster declaration Wednesday morning.

That decision came during a special Board of Supervisors meeting called Tuesday morning to discuss the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Tuesday morning, Johnson County had 15 of the state of Iowa’s 23 reported cases.

The disaster declaration would provide funding for the area through FEMA. The last time the county declared a disaster was during the 2008 floods.

The county is also shutting down county buildings and is considering only allowing essential staff to report to work.