Community Update for Week of 9/5/2022

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:   

     Discount Drug Mart:

     Walgreens Pharmacy:

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.

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:  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.

For further information, call 440-323-7048 or email Tickets can be purchased online at

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:

Dining Update

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.

Thank you! – Your Kendal Dining Team!

COVID News/ Statistics

Governor Mike DeWine’s regular COVID Press Conferences:

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:

COVID STATISTICS as of 9/6/2022  
VACCINATIONS# VaccinatedPopulation% of Pop
Kendal at Oberlin vaccinations 
Residents Vaccinated338338100.0%
Staff Vaccinated (some have Medical or Religious Exemption)21721999.1%
Total Residents + Staff vaccinated55555799.6%
Lorain County (Vaccinations Started)210,38567.9%
Ohio (Vaccinations Started)7,448,10463.7%
KENDAL AT OBERLIN – COVID CASES (Cumulative)9/6/2022Increase 
Independent Living Resident Cases332 
Stephens Care Center – Residential Care121 
Stephens Care Center – Skilled Nursing20 
   Residents Subtotal47 
SCC Staff and Volunteer Cases892 
Other Staff Cases610 
   Staff Subtotal150 
Total Residents + Staff197 
** Current Isolation, COVID Positive3 
** Total COVID Beyond Isolation194 
LORAIN COUNTY – COVID CASES (Cumulative)9/2/2022Increase 
Total in Zip Code 440742,42520 
Total Lorain County – Probable and Confirmed Cases78,706686 
Current CDC Lorain County Positivity Rate (measures entire population with results to ODH)15.1%HIGH
Total Lorain County940 
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings307 
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 
Cleveland Cases92,302 
Total Cleveland + Cuyahoga County314,622 
New Cases for Cleveland + Cuyahoga County2,348 
Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland)3,089 
Total Cleveland + Cuyahoga County4,101 
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings988 
OHIO 9/1/2022% 
21-Day Average of New Cases24,261 
Total Cases3,074,826 
Age Range of all Cases 
Median Age of all Cases38 
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)124,726 
Median Age of all Hospitalized65 
21-Day Average of Hospitalizations615 
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)14,094 
21-Day Average of ICU Admissions37 
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed113,8934% 
Total Tested in Ohio22,272,602 
Total Ohio Resident Deaths39,490 
Median Age of Deaths76 
21-Day Average of Deaths90 
Total Deaths in Ohio Long Term Care Settings9,219  

Contact Information

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