September 6, 2022
Update to Residents on 9/6/2022
CVS to Be Partner in next COVID Booster Clinic at Kendal
CVS in Oberlin will partner with Kendal in providing the next COVID Booster Clinic. Final approvals from the Food and Drug Administration were announced on August 31, 2022 of an Omicron BA.4/BA.5-adapted bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.
Due to the limited initial supply of these booster vaccines, we are still working with CVS to determine when the COVID Booster Clinic will be available on the Kendal campus. We are looking at an October-November timeframe. We are grateful to CVS of Oberlin for being a willing partner in bringing a Booster Clinic onsite.
We encourage any residents who are able and wanting to get the COVID Booster Vaccine sooner than our on-campus clinic to check with your preferred pharmacy to inquire on availability and make an appointment. Some residents report they have already gotten it at CVS in North Ridgeville.
CVS Pharmacy: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
Discount Drug Mart: https://clinic.discount-drugmart.com/covid/index.php
Walgreens Pharmacy: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/schedule-vaccine
Kendal at Oberlin’s Master Plan – Presentation
Don’t miss this exciting and important presentation next Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. in the Auditorium. There will be a panel of individuals presenting the final Board Approved Master Plan. Tony Hiti from HDS Architects will be joined by representatives from the Board, the Campus Plan Committee, and the Master Plan Sprint Group. You can also watch via KOTV or via Zoom Webinar (but unfortunately not ask questions as this is a Webinar format.) Zoom Webinar ID 846 0272 3303. https://kendal-org.zoom.us/j/84602723303
Video recording of Disclosure Statement program is now available
If you missed the Disclosure Statement session held on August 26, you can now watch the video recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kziwa-3DrXw. Many important topics were presented by Ann O’Malley, Chief Financial Officer – including an overview of Kendal at Oberlin’s financial strength. We highly recommend that all residents be familiar with this important information.
Friendly Reminder about how to Improve Delivery of Packages
We’ve been noticing that there are quite a few new delivery people working for Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and USPS. To make their lives easier (and ours!) please remember to have packages delivered to 600 Kendal Drive, Unit # [your cottage or apartment number], Oberlin OH 44074. Including your unit number after the “600 Kendal Drive” will help immensely. Thank you!
“Big Read” Book
The Oberlin Public Library has announced the Lorain County Community Big Read book for this year. It is “The Homecoming” by Yaa Gyas (a Ghanian-American). Oberlin Public Library has many copies available and can easily get them to Kendal residents. Visit the library in person or call them at 440-775-4790. (Shared by Priscilla Steinberg)
NAACP Freedom Banquet
Metro Central Ohio NAACP (Unit #3183) – into which the Oberlin and the Elyria chapter merged – will be holding a Freedom Banquet on Saturday, October 1 at the Spitzer Conference Center at LCCC. Kurt Russell, the National Teacher of the Year, from Oberlin High School, will be the keynote speaker. There will be a reception at 4 pm; dinner and awards at 5pm. This will be the first combined gathering of the NAACP, and their first event since 2019, before the pandemic.
The public is invited to attend. Tickets for the in-person event including dinner are $50/person. (Kendal at Oberlin is also pursuing the possibility of residents joining virtually, but this hasn’t been determined yet.) Kendal at Oberlin is supporting this program with an ad in the program booklet.
Why Monkeypox Keeps Surprising Doctors
At the beginning of the current monkeypox outbreak, experts thought they understood how the virus spread and what the symptoms looked like—but “a very, very wide range of presentation” has changed their expectations, Apoorva Mandavilli writes for the New York Times. Here is the article:https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2022/08/30/monkeypox-symptoms
Greg Zehe, Director of Hospitality Services & Assoc. Administrator
Produce Market Wrap Up
Labor Day marks the change in seasons and it is the traditional ending for the Kendal produce market. This year’s produce market ended last Friday and we want to take one final opportunity to thank the resident volunteers who made it possible!
Meal Plan Selection for September 19 through December 18, 2022
Please follow the link below to select your new meal plan for September 19 – December 18. Meal plans should be selected by next Tuesday, September 13 at 4 pm. https://fs10.formsite.com/97rJJN/1k6apw9hj7/index.html
Thank you! – Your Kendal Dining Team!
COVID News/ Statistics
Governor Mike DeWine’s regular COVID Press Conferences: https://ohiochannel.org
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines for Use as a Booster Dose:
Highlights from the FDA Press Release, August 31, 2022:
What you need to know:
- The authorized bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, or updated boosters, include an mRNA component of the original strain to provide an immune response that is broadly protective against COVID-19 and an mRNA component in common between the omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5 lineages to provide better protection against COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant.
- The BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant are currently causing most cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and are predicted to circulate this fall and winter. In June, the agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted overwhelmingly to include an omicron component in COVID-19 booster vaccines.
Who is eligible to receive a single booster dose and when:
- Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
Read the complete press release here: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-moderna-pfizer-biontech-bivalent-covid-19-vaccines-use
|COVID STATISTICS as of||9/6/2022|
|VACCINATIONS||# Vaccinated||Population||% of Pop|
|Kendal at Oberlin vaccinations|
|Staff Vaccinated (some have Medical or Religious Exemption)||217||219||99.1%|
|Total Residents + Staff vaccinated||555||557||99.6%|
|Lorain County (Vaccinations Started)||210,385||67.9%|
|Ohio (Vaccinations Started)||7,448,104||63.7%|
|KENDAL AT OBERLIN – COVID CASES (Cumulative)||9/6/2022||Increase|
|Independent Living Resident Cases||33||2|
|Stephens Care Center – Residential Care||12||1|
|Stephens Care Center – Skilled Nursing||2||0|
|SCC Staff and Volunteer Cases||89||2|
|Other Staff Cases||61||0|
|Total Residents + Staff||197|
|** Current Isolation, COVID Positive||3|
|** Total COVID Beyond Isolation||194|
|LORAIN COUNTY – COVID CASES (Cumulative)||9/2/2022||Increase|
|Total in Zip Code 44074||2,425||20|
|Total Lorain County – Probable and Confirmed Cases||78,706||686|
|Current CDC Lorain County Positivity Rate (measures entire population with results to ODH)||15.1%||HIGH|
|Total Lorain County||940|
|Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings||307|
|Age Range Breakdown: 20-29: 5. 30-39: 7. 40-49: 23. 50-59: 73. 60-69: 189. 70-79: 263. 80+: 380|
|CUYAHOGA COUNTY – COVID CASES (Cumulative)||9/2/2022|
|Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland)||222,320|
|Total Cleveland + Cuyahoga County||314,622|
|New Cases for Cleveland + Cuyahoga County||2,348|
|Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland)||3,089|
|Total Cleveland + Cuyahoga County||4,101|
|Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings||988|
|21-Day Average of New Cases||24,261|
|Age Range of all Cases|
|Median Age of all Cases||38|
|Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)||124,726|
|Median Age of all Hospitalized||65|
|21-Day Average of Hospitalizations||615|
|Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)||14,094|
|21-Day Average of ICU Admissions||37|
|Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed||113,893||4%|
|Total Tested in Ohio||22,272,602|
|Total Ohio Resident Deaths||39,490|
|Median Age of Deaths||76|
|21-Day Average of Deaths||90|
|Total Deaths in Ohio Long Term Care Settings||9,219|
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Terrell, Chief Health Services Officer, at 440-775-9811