Mayors urge Johnson County Commission to take action as Omicron spreads

Nine mayors, mostly in smaller cities in northeast Johnson County, are asking the Johnson County Board of County Commissioner to take further steps to help prevent spread of the Omicron variant, including more access to N95 and KN95 masks. Above, a woman shops in a Johnson County Price Chopper wearing a cloth mask. File image.

Ahead of Thursday’s regular Board of County Commissioners meeting, a group of nine Johnson County mayors is urging commissioners to take countywide action to help tamp spread of the Omicron variant.

In a letter addressed to the commission Wednesday, the mayors say that though cities have taken their own steps to try to mitigate spread, “additional prompt action is needed by the [county] to assist our cities in weathering this latest and strongest COVID surge.”