Community Updates Week of 11/23/2020

Calm, Proactive Preparedness


November 27, 2020: Update to Residents

Lorain County Goes Purple, Level 4

Level 4, Purple Public Emergency: Severe Exposure and Spread Level 4, or Purple, is the highest level of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. When a county reaches Purple, it means it has met at least six of seven indicators of concern for COVID-19 spread for at least two consecutive weeks. County residents should only leave home for essential supplies and services.

From the Chronicle-Telegram – Lorain County is now designated purple by the Ohio Department of Health, marking it at the highest risk level for coronavirus.

The state announced the designation late Wednesday afternoon. Lorain County joins Franklin, Montgomery, and Lake counties with the state’s citing more than a month of sustained increases to cases and several weeks of high hospitalization as part of the move to the most severe of the state’s advisory system. 

Lorain County COVID Statistics and Graphs 

LORAIN COUNTY HAS MOVED TO THE HIGHEST COVID RISK LEVEL: PURPLE

Lorain County is now at the highest level of risk for COVID spread, and the following changes must be made until the risk is downgraded. Kendal will continue to test most staff twice a week as guided by the Ohio Department of Health and Lorain Public Health. Currently, Lorain County’s positivity rate is 11%, above the threshold requirement for twice per week testing of our licensed areas.

  • All resident visits from off campus are (temporarily) immediately suspended. This includes vendor services that might have been otherwise approved to enter your home.
  • Any need to leave campus (other than for outdoor exercise) should be evaluated as “essential”. We ask you to make careful consideration of what is essential.
    • Post-pone medical appointments – Can they be postponed without risk to your health? Call your provider for input or if they are still doing business as usual.
    • Groceries – use Kendal options; make fewer trips, and order online for curbside pick-up.
    • No in-store shopping, not even local IGA. Use Kendal’s ordering systems or curbside, such as is offered by Discount Drug Mart.
    • We cannot identify every “essential” task, but you should be able to judge what can be put off—please avoid bringing risk to yourself or others.
  • Everything that can be done to support physical fitness will continue if safety guidelines are being followed by all participants.
  • Use of community spaces will continue as currently designed unless there is direction from the State to close businesses such as hair salons or pools.
  • Community spaces can continue to be used for small groups if all guidelines are being followed.
  • Whenever you are on the outdoor walkways or in the apartment halls, corridors, or Heiser spaces, a mask must be worn covering both nose and mouth. Many of these spaces do not afford enough space to maintain 6-foot distances. Please extend the courtesy to all by following this requirement. Gently remind any person if they are disregarding these requirements. 

Update on Staff COVID Testing

Kendal at Oberlin conducted rapid testing (antigen) on all Stephens Care Center residents and all Stephens Care Center (SCC) staff and SCC support staff today for our second round of testing this week. All test results were negative for the160 total individuals who were tested. Our next round of testing for all Stephens Care Center Staff, as well as for all Independent Living Housekeepers and all Facility Services staff that go into resident homes will be next Thursday, December 3.

E-Checks for Automobiles

While driver license and vehicle registration deadlines were extended, your vehicle’s e-check is still being required to be timely. While the County is now purple, we would suggest you delay this for a few weeks until Lorain can return to less risky COVID rating in the county. In the meantime, up until now, residents have been reporting feeling safe using the Amherst and Elyria locations, only needing to stand behind their vehicle, not in a room with other waiting customers. Here is an explanation of extensions and exemptions

You’ve Asked about Outdoor Exercise Away from Kendal

Despite the purple rating in Lorain County, we are still supportive of your getting outside, including off-campus outdoor walks in parks. Go at times and days you can be assured there will be fewer people around. Certainly if there are others in the same area, masks should be on and 6-foot distances maintained between walkers (unless they are your bubble family) is the safest practice.

Pool and Fitness Corridor Entrance/Exit

Since early in the pandemic, Kendal has been following guidance by the State regarding Fitness Centers where people engage in vigorous exercise. With locker rooms closed for showers you can understand why they wanted a different entrance/exit route. This has not been the easiest for those with mobility issues to enter the west door (off the parking lot) and exit via the door by cottages 1-8. Starting December 7, we will open both entrances to the Fitness Center Area. Both will be used to enter and exit the building. The hallway will be cleared, and the paths will be marked. Please pass each other quickly and safely, keeping 6 feet of distance between yourselves, which means staying close to the handrails. Please refrain from stopping and talking in the hallway. This creates bottlenecks and increases risk. Signage will be prepared and posted to start December 7.

As the weather changes and we start to wear more outer clothing, please follow this guidance: Class members use a hook outside the Fitness/Relaxation room, and Pool users, use your chair and the space around your chair. Please do not leave your things anywhere other than on your chair. Equipment Room users should use the hooks at the west end of the hall before you enter the vestibule. Thank You!

Johnny Comes Calling this Coming Week

Place orders on Monday and Tuesday with Terry (440-774-8215) for delivery on Thursday at 10am in front of Heiser. Please note this in your calendar. We have had quite a few orders left unclaimed after Johnny’s delivery staff departed.

Swapping Holiday Stories and Memories Starts December 2

Residents in the Stephens Care Center and Independent Living will join in a Zoom called “Swapping Holiday Stories and Memories” as part of “Holiday Spirit: Winter 2020.” Phyllis Gorfain will facilitate three Zoom sessions for Kendal residents to share stories and memories around Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or New Year’s. Zooms will take place at 4pm on Wednesdays December 2, 9, and 23. Sample prompts: “The best gift I ever gave/received for the holidays,” “My Family’s Unique Holiday Custom,” or “The time I dropped the turkey or other disasters.” Tell Phyllis you would like to join, or just join in one of the Zooms. Join Zoom Meeting for “Swapping Holiday Stories and Memories”.

“Romancing the Wind” by Ray Bethell

Too cold for kite-flying now, but check out this video: Romancing The Wind” – Ray Bethell. He’s actually flying those kites in Vancouver, BC. The man flying the three kites is in his 80s, and he’s from Canada. His skin is like leather as he normally flies with his shirt off. He is deaf, so when he flies people hold up their hands and wave them for applause. He flies two with his hands, and the third one is attached to his waist. Watch to the end to see the amazing landing of that last kite!

Reminder: More Cases in Area Means More Contact Tracing and Testing

Please Be a Kind Neighbor. As COVID cases are growing in the surrounding area and positive test results are discovered among staff members and residents, you may be asked to have a COVID-19 test because of potential exposure as a level of precaution. PLEASE AVOID the temptation to speculate with whom you had contact that may have been a potential exposure. Having discussions among Kendalites about who has tested positive and which people have had a common connection is not productive, could be injurious to the person of whom you are talking, and your assumption may be wrong. In all contact tracing conducted at Kendal, you will be informed of any and all precautions that you must perform. Conjecture regarding the reason for the contact tracing is not useful beyond what the clinical team shares with you. Thank you.

Reminder: Masks Must Be Worn in All Public Areas

In accordance with State Orders and infection control practices, all residents and staff members MUST WEAR a MASK when in any public area in Kendal at Oberlin. This is regardless if others are present.  Please wear your mask. Any staff member or resident not wearing a mask in a public area will be informed they are to leave that public area immediately. 

Live CORONAVIRUS Updates from the Washington Post, FREE to ALL

Today’s Statistics

Kendal at Oberlin (KaO)

Independent Living Resident Cases0
Stephens Care Center (SCC) Resident Cases 
          Residential Care Facility 1
          Skilled Nursing Facility0
KaO Residents Total1
     KaO SCC Staff Cases4
     KaO Other Staff Cases 11
KaO Staff Total15
Kendal at Oberlin Total16
Kendal at Oberlin Recovered6

Lorain County (as of 2PM) – Level 4 PURPLE

New Cases (since Monday 11/23/2020 – 4 day average: 249.3)997
Total Lorain County Cases 7,170
Total in Zip Code 44074 (+13 since Wednesday, 11/25/2020)143
Total Deaths, age ranges 30-39 • 1; 50-59 • 5; 60-69 • 12; 70-79 • 24, 80+ • 4789
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/25/2020)51

Cuyahoga County – Level 3 RED

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland – updated on Friday 11/27/2020)23,445
Cleveland Cases (updates at 2pm, last update 11/16/2020)10,803
Total Cuyahoga County Cases34,248
New Cases (since Wednesday, 11/24/2020. Cuyahoga County is only updated weekly, late Fridays, skewing data. No update from Cleveland since 11/16/2020)                  3,519
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths837
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/25/2020)346

State of Ohio (as of 2PM – 2 days data, due to holiday)

New Cases in the Last 48-hours 17,065
21-day Average of New Cases7,601
Total Cases 399,808
Age Range all Cases<1-109
Median Age of all Cases42
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)25,960 or 7%
Total Hospitalizations last 48-hours 474
21-day Average of Hospitalizations 272
Median Age of all Hospitalized66
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)4,571, or 1%
Total ICU Admissions last 48-hours 44
21-day Average of ICU Admissions 28
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 29,044 or 7%
Total Tested in Ohio5,897,815
Total Deaths  6,346 or 2%
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 48-hours 72
21-day Average of Deaths 41
Total Deaths in Ohi)o Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/25/2020)3,339

November 25, 2020: Update to Residents

Lorain County Goes Purple, Level 4From NewsChannel 5

LORAIN COUNTY HAS MOVED TO THE HIGHEST COVID RISK LEVEL: PURPLE

Lorain County is now at the highest level of risk for COVID spread, and the following changes must be made until the risk is downgraded. This rating was released today because of the Thursday holiday.

  • Kendal will continue to test most staff twice a week as guided by the Ohio Department of Health and Lorain Public Health. Currently, Lorain County’s positivity rate is 11%, above the threshold requirement for twice per week testing of our licensed areas.
  • All resident visits from off campus are (temporarily) immediately suspended.
  • Any need to leave campus should be evaluated as “essential”. We ask you to make careful consideration of what is essential.
    • Post-pone medical appointments – Can they be postponed without risk to your health? Call your provider for input or if they are still doing business as usual.
    • Groceries – use Kendal options; make fewer trips, and order online for curbside pick-up.
    • No in-store shopping, not even local IGA. Use Kendal’s ordering systems or curbside, such as is offered by Discount Drug Mart.
    • We cannot identify every “essential” task, but you should be able to judge what can be put off—please avoid bringing risk to yourself or others.
  • Everything that can be done to support physical fitness will continue if safety guidelines are being followed by all participants.
  • Use of community spaces will continue as currently designed unless there is direction from the State to close businesses such as hair salons or pools.
  • Community spaces can continue to be used for small groups if all guidelines are being followed.
  • Whenever you are on the outdoor walkways or in the apartment halls, corridors, or Heiser spaces, a mask must be worn covering both nose and mouth. Many of these spaces do not afford enough space to maintain 6-foot distances. Please extend the courtesy to all by following this requirement. Gently remind any person if they are disregarding these requirements.

The recent exposure of COVID in our licensed area by a non-direct caregiver resulted in more strict practices in the SCC for a two-week period (i.e. use of N95 masks and face shields by staff and masks worn by residents when in halls or being given care). Close monitoring for at least two weeks is in place with re-evaluation at the end of this time. If there is a COVID case of a resident in either the SCC or independent living areas, added restrictions will be necessary for another two-week period with an added week for further evaluation, until and when testing shows all cases are resolved. More guidance with more detailed information will be released should Kendal learn of a resident case of COVID. Efforts by residents and staff have been remarkably cooperative with guidelines and restrictions. We all need to keep up our excellent efforts to protect each other.

Above is a message from Sean Kelly, CEO and President of The Kendal Corporation.

We wish every one of our community a Happy Thanksgiving with a message of gratitude for the many ways our community has rebounded to respond to things out of our control. We can be proud of caring for one another and doing everything we can to keep our community safe.

Turkey and pumpkins - meal delivery announcement

Happy Thanksgiving…though our Thanksgiving celebrations will be different this year…may hope and peace fill our hearts and homes this holiday.

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

– We are planning to begin mid-morning with the goal of all meals distributed by lunch time

Highlights from Governor DeWine’s Press Conference on November 24:

  • Pending FDA approval, December 15 is an estimated delivery date for the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine to the State of Ohio. Dosage will then begin to arrive in different batches. (As a reminder, Kendal has been partnered with Walgreens for distribution and vaccination clinics at Kendal. Numbers provided to the Federal Government for this distribution included all staff members and all residents throughout the continuum of care).
  • The COVID-19 vaccination will be a two-step vaccination, with the second vaccination given two to three weeks after the first dosage.
  • Ohio has an overall COVID positivity rate of about 14%.
  • There are currently 4,449 COVID patients in Ohio hospitals, 1,046 of those are in Intensive Care. Total hospitalized patients in Ohio is about 20,000.
  • Ohio appears to have a 90% mask-wearing rate.
  • Ohio’s unemployment rate has dropped from 8.3% in September to 5.6% in October.

Masks Must Be Worn in All Public Areas

In accordance with State Orders and infection control practices, all residents and staff members MUST WEAR a MASK when in any public area in Kendal at Oberlin. This is regardless if others are present.  Please wear your mask. Any staff member or resident not wearing a mask in a public area will be informed they are to leave that public area immediately.

Update on Staff COVID Testing

As part of our continuing COVID-19 surveillance program, last week over 180 staff members participated in our mandatory COVID-19 testing. This number represents staff members associated with the Stephens Care Center including Facility Services staff that go into resident areas and all Housekeeping staff. Additionally, all 60 Stephens Care Center residents were tested. This was the tenth round of COVID testing performed in Kendal at Oberlin. Yesterday we were informed three of those staff members tested positive for COVID-19. A fourth staff member tested positive for COVID-19 outside of our testing cadence. Each of these staff members have been informed and are now under a 14-day quarantine.

Two of the four staff members found positive for COVID-19 had proximity to residents in the Stephens Care Center. Through contact tracing, all Kendal residents and staff members that had recent potential exposure to the staff members that were found positive were tested yesterday with a rapid antigen COVID-19 test. All test results from this rapid testing yesterday were negative.

In addition to the rapid antigen testing completed yesterday as part of our on-going orchestrated surveillance plan, ALL Stephens Care Center residents, Stephens Care Center-associated staff, all Facility Services that go into resident homes, and all Housekeeping staff were tested again yesterday for COVID-19 with a PCR COVID-19 test. These test results will be known within three to four days. 

As a result of recent COVID-19 detection with staff associated with the Stephens Care Center, Kendal at Oberlin is testing all Stephens Care Center residents and all SCC-associated staff members, all Facility Services that go into resident homes, and Housekeepers twice per week. This twice-per-week cadence will continue until we have gone 14 days with no additional cases being discovered AND the COVID-19 positivity test rate of Lorain County drops to below 10%. As of Monday, Lorain County’s positivity rate rose to 11%. This is occurring at other Kendal affiliates, as well.

As a safety precaution, while we remain in this twice-per-week testing cadence and while Lorain County’s COVID-19 positivity test rate remains above 10%, all Stephens Care Center indoor visiting is postponed. Please be in touch with Michele Tarsitano-Amato, Director of Creative Arts Therapy to set-up electronic, audio, and/or video methods to connect with your loved ones living in the Stephens Care Center.

We will inform you when Stephens Care Center indoor visitation can resume.

More Cases in Area Means More Contact Tracing and Testing

Please Be a Kind Neighbor.

As COVID cases are growing in the surrounding area and positive test results are discovered among staff members and residents, you may be asked to have a COVID-19 test because of potential exposure as a level of precaution. PLEASE AVOID the temptation to speculate with whom you had contact that may have been a potential exposure. Having discussions among Kendalites about who has tested positive and which people have had a common connection is not productive, could be injurious to the person of whom you are talking, and your assumption may be wrong. In all contact tracing conducted at Kendal, you will be informed of any and all precautions that you must perform. Conjecture regarding the reason for the contact tracing is not useful beyond what the clinical team shares with you. Thank you.

Driver License and Vehicle Registration Deadlines Extended

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed Ohio House Bill 404, which extends the expiration date of driver licenses (DL), identification cards (ID), and vehicle registrations beyond December 1, 2020. Now, if a customer’s expiration date on their DL, ID, or vehicle registration is March 9, 2020, to April 1, 2021, the expiration date has been automatically extended and will remain valid until July 1, 2021. (Thank you Martin Davidoff.)

Oberlin Library Use

Just a reminder that the only kind of library access you may do at this time is a curbside pick-up. There is also available the service of exchange of books/DVD’s organized by Joe Colucci.

KORA Notice

Gary Olin reminds residents that contributions to the KORA Employee Holiday Fund are due by the end of November. A collection box is available at the main desk. Checks are payable to Kendal at Oberlin with the memo: Employee Holiday Fund.

Other Updates

  • The irrigation around campus is being blown out and shut down for winter by Grounds staff.
  • Wind curtains are being pulled down by Grounds staff this week.
  • FS has installed a power-assisted door for going into the Health and Wellness Clinic.
  • The Heiser Circle guardrail project update: The treated wood is scheduled to be delivered on December 10. HomeWorks will start on its construction following delivery.
  • While the new walk behind Jameson is now complete, lighting remains to be installed. Please do not use this walk after dark until the lights are in place and operating.

OC Presentation: The Community Voices Project: Building Sustainability and Resilience in Oberlin

Tuesday, December 1 at 9:30am – Zoom Link: www.edash.site/CV – Passcode: 101

“Community Voices” (CV) combines images and words drawn from the full diversity of Oberlin. It is designed to celebrate the thought and actions that are moving this community towards ecological, economic, and social dimensions of sustainability and resilience. CV content is displayed on the 21 Environmental Dashboard signs installed throughout the Oberlin community. This semester students in Oberlin College’s Environment and Society class interviewed Oberlinians (including several Kendal residents!) on topics ranging from green jobs, to celebrating African American-owned businesses, to the contributions of public school teachers and the arts to this community. First and second year students will share the content they developed and the personal lessons they learned from engaging with the diversity of the Oberlin Community.

OC Presentation: From Oberlin to Cleveland, What’s New with “Environmental Dashboard?

Thursday, December 3 at 1:00pm – Join the presentation via this zoom link: www.edash.site/ED_Presentation

The Kendal community is familiar with the “Environmental Dashboard” digital signs installed in our lobby and in 20 other locations throughout Oberlin. You know the goal of Dashboard is to promote environmental awareness and positive community action. You might not know that this communications technology, first developed in Oberlin, has been expanding in Cleveland, even during COVID. Learn about current project advances being spearheaded by Oberlin College students to promote the community calendar, to engage and educate children, foster connections among partner organizations, and to promote the City of Oberlin’s new Climate Action Plan. Join Dr. John Petersen’s “Environmental Communications” class for a lively set of presentations on the very latest work on this Oberlin-grown technology.


Today’s Statistics

Kendal at Oberlin (KaO)

Independent Living Resident Cases 0  
Stephens Care Center (SCC) Resident Cases  
     Residential Care Facility  0
     Skilled Nursing Facility  0
KaO Residents Total 0
   KaO SCC Staff Cases  4
   KaO Other Staff Cases  9
KaO Staff Total 13
Kendal at Oberlin Total 13
Kendal at Oberlin Recovered 6

Lorain County (as of 2PM) – Level 4 PURPLE

New Cases (since Friday 11/20/2020 – 3 day average 155.6) 0
Total Lorain County Cases 6,173
Total in Zip Code 44074 (+10 since Monday, 11/23/2020) 130
Total Deaths, age ranges 30-39 • 1; 50-59 • 5; 60-69 • 12; 70-79 • 24, 80+ • 47 89
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/19/2020) 44

Cuyahoga County – Level 3 RED

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland, updated on Friday 11/20/2020)   19,926
Cleveland Cases (updates at 2pm, last update 11/16/2020)   10,803
Total Cuyahoga County Cases   30,729
New Cases (since Friday, 11/20/2020 – Cuyahoga County is only updated weekly, late Fridays, skewing data)            2,177
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths   817
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/19/2020)   335

State of Ohio (as of 2PM)

New Cases in the Last 24-hours 10,835
21-day Average of New Cases 7,264
Total Cases 382,743
Age Range all Cases <1-109
Median Age of all Cases 42
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative) 25,486 or 7%
Total Hospitalizations last 24-hours 417
21-day Average of Hospitalizations 271
Median Age of all Hospitalized 66
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative) 4,527 or 1%
Total ICU Admissions last 24-hours 44
21-day Average of ICU Admissions 28
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 28,581 or 7%
Total Tested in Ohio 5,835,768
Total Deaths 6,274 or 2%
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 24-hours 156
21-day Average of Deaths 40
Total Deaths in Ohio Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/19/2020) 3,154

November 23, 2020: Update to Residents

WHAT IF LORAIN COUNTY IS MOVED TO THE HIGHEST RISK – PURPLE?

If Lorain County is evaluated to be at the highest level of risk for COVID (Purple) the following changes will be made until the risk is downgraded. Ratings are usually released on Thursdays but could be earlier this week because of the holiday.

  • Kendal will continue to test most staff twice a week as guided by the Ohio Department of Health and Lorain Public Health. Currently, Lorain County’s spread rate is 20%, well above the limit for weekly testing.
  • Resident visits from off campus will be temporarily stopped.
  • Any need to leave campus should be evaluated as “essential”. We ask you to make careful consideration of what is essential.
    • Medical appointments- can they be postponed without risk to your health? Consider calling your provider for input or if they are still doing business as usual.
    • Groceries- use Kendal options; make fewer trips, and order online for curbside pick-up.
    • No instore shopping, not even local IGA. Use Kendal’s ordering systems or curbside, such as is offered by Discount Drug Mart.
    • We cannot identify every “essential” task, but you should be able to judge what can be put off, avoiding bringing risk to yourself or others.
  • Everything that can be done to support physical fitness will continue if guidelines of safety are being followed by all participants.
  • Use of community spaces will continue as currently designed unless there is direction from the State to close businesses such as hair salons or pools.
  • Community spaces can continue to be used for small groups if all guidelines are being followed.
  • Whenever you are on the outdoor walkways, or in the apartment halls, corridors, or Heiser spaces, a mask must be worn covering both nose and mouth. Many of these spaces do not afford enough space to maintain 6-foot distances. Please extend the courtesy to all by following this requirement. Remind any person if they are disregarding these requirements.

The recent exposure of COVID in our licensed area by a non-direct caregiver resulted in more strict practices in the SCC for a two-week period (i.e. use of N95 masks and face shields by staff and masks worn by residents when in halls or being given care). Close monitoring for at least two weeks is in place with re-evaluation at the end of this time. If there is a COVID case of a resident in either the SCC or independent living areas, added restrictions will be necessary for another two-week period with an added week for further evaluation, until and when testing shows all cases are resolved.  More guidance with more detailed information will be released should Kendal learn of a resident case of COVID. Efforts by residents and staff have been remarkably cooperative with guidelines and restrictions. We all need to keep up our excellent efforts to protect each other.

COVID Charts, A Different Take

If you like to study charts, here is an interesting set. There are several charts that you can choose in the drop-down menu. The numbers are per million of population. It is gratifying that Ohio is not high on most of them! Shared by Bruce Richards

Lorenzo’s Pizza Delivery Tuesday/Wednesday

Look for delivery on Tuesday for lots 1-7, plus a few staff orders.  On Wednesday, all the rest will be delivered. Know that the efficiency and preparation of pizza sometimes impacts putting different orders together by Lorenzo’s. Please be patient if your delivery falls outside of Kendal’s recommended plan to Lorenzo’s. 

Turkey and pumpkins - meal delivery announcement

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery – We are planning to begin mid-morning with the goal of all meals distributed by lunch time.

What should Northeast Ohio…?

Our residents have identified Transportation as a high priority for the larger community. NOACA who is responsible for the big picture and funding of transportation needs, wants your input on their long range planning. They are gathering input from all communities in the region for decisions that will impact our area for decades to come. Learn more and give your input at https://www.eneo2050.com/future-scenarios

Today’s Statistics

Kendal at Oberlin (KaO)

Independent Living Resident Cases0
Stephens Care Center (SCC) Resident Cases0
          Residential Care Facility 0
          Skilled Nursing Facility0
KaO Residents Total0
     KaO SCC Staff Cases2
     KaO Other Staff Cases 7
KaO Staff Total9
Kendal at Oberlin Total9
Kendal at Oberlin Recovered6

Lorain County (as of 2PM)

New Cases (since Friday 11/20/2020 – 3 day average: 155.6)467
Total Lorain County Cases 6,173
Total in Zip Code 44074 (+25 since Friday, 11/20/2020)120
Total Deaths, age ranges 30-39 • 1; 50-59 • 5; 60-69 • 12; 70-79 • 24, 80+ • 4789
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/19/2020)44

Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland – updated on Friday 11/20/2020)19,926
Cleveland Cases (updates at 2pm – last update 11/16/2020)8,626
Total Cuyahoga County Cases28,552
New Cases (since Friday 11/20/2020 – Cuyahoga County is only updated weekly, late Fridays, skewing data)                  0
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths817
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/19/2020)335

State of Ohio (as of 2PM)

New Cases in the Last 24-hours 11,885
21-day Average of New Cases6,733
Total Cases 363,304
Age Range all Cases<1-109
Median Age of all Cases42
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)24,705 or 7%
Total Hospitalizations last 24 hrs 282
21-Day Average of Hospitalizations 253
Median Age of all Hospitalized66
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)4,454 or 1%
Total ICU Admissions last 24-hours 36
21-day Average of ICU Admissions 26
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 27,685 or 8%
Total Tested in Ohio5,653,705
Total Deaths  6,020 or 2%
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 24 hours 24
21-day Average of Deaths 32
Total Deaths in Ohio Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/19/2020)3,154

Governor Mike DeWine’s regular COVID press conferences are found at The Ohio Channel.

Contact Information


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