Community Update for Week of 6/6/2022

Update to Residents on 6/7/2022

ODH Survey in Progress

Today’s news update is a little shorter than usual as we are having our expected but always unannounced survey by the Ohio Department of Health today and have been busy providing the surveyor with all the documentation requested. This survey is the annual survey of our Residential Care Facility comprising 67 of our 79 rooms in the Stephens Care Center. This survey is expected to last 2-3 days. Our last annual survey of our RCF was August 1, 2019. ODH is catching up on their work in light of the COVID pandemic. We will have another unannounced ODH survey inspecting the Skilled Nursing Facility portion of the Stephens Care Center at a future date.

The COVID Positivity Rate for Lorain County is HIGH – stay vigilant

The current percentage of people in Lorain County who test positive for COVID is 15.1%. This is triple the rate of a few weeks ago. Please stay vigilant in following our safety protocols including mask wearing in public spaces, hand washing, and appropriate social distancing. There are no changes in our policy or practices at this time. However, if we see a notable rise in cases among residents or staff, we will need to re-evaluate once again. 

Coffee Hour on Thursday

June 9, at 9:30 AM in the Fox & Fell. Also available on KOTV and via Zoom. The Zoom link is:  (Meeting ID: 891 5515 5334). We welcome you whether you are on KOTV, ZOOM or in person. This meeting is open to all topics of your interest while administration always has some timely updates to keep the conversation flowing.

Dining Update

Greg Zehe, Director of Hospitality Services & Assoc. Administrator

Time to Sign Up for your new Meal Plan

Lots of things to sign up for this week! First, use this link to select your new meal plan for June 19 through September 18, 2022. Meal plans should be selected by June 13 at 4pm.

Father’s Day Meal Service, June 19

Please join us for Father’s Day on Sunday afternoon, June 19, 2022. The Father’s Day meal is open for limited guest seating (50). Each residence (Cottage/Apartment) may have no more than 4 outside guests. All guests must be vaccinated and boosted; proof will be requested at the door. Invited guests will be charged under your account as guests. These charges cannot be applied to your meal plan.

Reservations are requested. Please arrive promptly so we may best serve everyone. Waited service will be in the Fox and Fell with varied seating times. Takeout hours for 1 or 2 meals will be from 11:15am-11:45am.  Note that you may have to wait for available staff for carryout orders once reservations begin.

Seating times will be in 15-minute intervals. Please choose 11:45, 12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1:00, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2:00pm.

Please respond promptly to guarantee your desired time – and no later than Wednesday, June 15. If your requested time is not available, we will notify you. Use this link to the reservation form if you will be dining in the Fox and Fell.

Note: The Fox & Fell and Langston will both be closed for evening dinner service. Please contact Lisa Wilken at 440-775-9801 or with any questions. 

Grocery Program Clarification

Two weeks ago, we supplied an update in this bulletin for the grocery program but neglected to remind you that we do not provide grocery service on the weekends. If you complete your order form on a Friday or a Saturday, you will not receive your groceries the next day, instead, you will receive your order on Monday. However, should an emergency arise, please let us know and we will help!

Housekeeping/ Laundry Update

Staffing Update:

We are still in need of one full time staff member to complete the housekeeping team for the SCC. We have had a couple of leads but have not yet found the right person for this important role.

Window Cleaning Continues

  • SCC Rooms: The outside windows were cleaned for all the SCC rooms last Saturday, (May 28). The inside windows (for all the residents that choose to have them cleaned) were completed in the Patterson hallway and Whittier 600 hallway last Friday, May 27. Please be aware that the crew will return Friday, June 10 to complete the inside.
  • Cottages: Cottage window cleaning has been scheduled for June 22 – June 25

This year, we can offer you the opportunity to have your inside windows cleaned. This option will require your approval so a housekeeping staff member and staff member from the window cleaning service can enter your cottage. Please be assured that each staff member of the window cleaning crew will be screened daily and masked and will be accompanied by a housekeeping staff member.

Window cleaning schedule and details:

  1. Phase I, (188-199) June 22  
  2. Phase II, (212-223) June 23
  3. Phase III (200-211) June 24  

This will include all upper windows inside and outside cottage, patio upper windows inside and outside, and all outside lower patio windows (housekeeping will do insides).

Renovated cottages: none of these have enclosed patios, back patio upper windows inside and outside, and lower outside sliding door windows

Classic cottages: Outside enclosed patio windows only – including sun windows to the few that have them on top of the patio

More information will be shared in an upcoming memo but if you have any questions at this time, please contact Crystal Hall at or by phone: 440-775-9199.

Laundry News:

As promised, we have the date for the next laundry tour! The next tour is June 23. A sign-up sheet has been placed by the mailboxes at the Front Desk.


Governor Mike DeWine’s regular COVID Press Conferences:

COVID STATISTICS as of 6/7/2022  
VACCINATIONS# VaccinatedPopulation% of Pop
Kendal at Oberlin vaccinations 
Residents Vaccinated337337100.0%
Staff Vaccinated (some have Medical or Religious Exemption)22622899.1%
Total Residents + Staff vaccinated56356599.6%
Lorain County (Vaccinations Started)207,34866.8%
Ohio (Vaccinations Started)7,338,14562.7%
KENDAL AT OBERLIN – COVID CASES (Cumulative)5/31/2022Increase 
Independent Living Resident Cases14 
Stephens Care Center – Residential Care9 
Stephens Care Center – Skilled Nursing2 
Residents Subtotal25 
SCC Staff and Volunteer Cases74TBA 
Other Staff Cases50 
Staff Subtotal124 
Total Residents + Staff149 
** Current Isolation, COVID Positive1TBA 
** Total COVID Beyond Isolation146TBA 
LORAIN COUNTY – COVID CASES (Cumulative)6/6/2022Increase 
Total in Zip Code 440742,19623 
Total Lorain County – Probable and Confirmed Cases70,476519 
Current CDC Lorain County Positivity Rate (measures entire population with results to ODH)15.1%HIGH
Total Lorain County911 
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings3020 
Age Range Breakdown:  20-29: 5.  30-39: 7.  40-49: 22.  50-59: 71.  60-69: 189.  70-79: 253.  80+: 364
CUYAHOGA COUNTY – COVID CASES (Cumulative)6/7/2022  
Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland)199,875 
Cleveland Cases86,460 
Total Cleveland + Cuyahoga County286,335 
New Cases for Cleveland + Cuyahoga County1,469 
Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland)3,018 
Total Cleveland + Cuyahoga County4,006 
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings979 
OHIO 6/2/2022% 
21-Day Average of New Cases18,871 
Total Cases2,780,653 
Age Range of all Cases 
Median Age of all Cases38 
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)117,295 
Median Age of all Hospitalized65 
21-Day Average of Hospitalizations487 
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)13,630 
21-Day Average of ICU Admissions32 
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed106,6634% 
Total Tested in Ohio22,272,602 
Total Ohio Resident Deaths38,657 
Median Age of Deaths76 
21-Day Average of Deaths36 
Total Deaths in Ohio Long Term Care Settings9,109  

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns,  please contact Stacy Terrell, Chief Health Services Officer, at 440-775-9811