Johnson County schools report declines in new COVID-19 cases — Here are 3 districts’ latest numbers

Here's where three Johnson County school districts' COVID-19 cases are at as the first month of a new semester comes to an end. Above, a Shawnee Mission elementary student wears a mask. File photo.

Johnson County school districts are beginning to see an ebb in their number of recorded COVID-19 cases, though more recent reporting has also been impacted by the suspension of contact tracing efforts by the county and state.

After local districts returned to class in early January, several high schools across three Johnson County districts quickly reverted to universal masking policies due to the high number of cases detected in students and staff.