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Community Updates Week of 11/9/2020

Calm, Proactive Preparedness


November 13, 2020: Update to Residents

Lorain County Remains Red Level Three

Sixty-eight of Ohio’s 88 counties are now at Level Three-Red in this public Health Emergency. This level measure the level of virus spread in each county.  All 88 counties in Ohio have a “High Case Incidence”, a county is flagged as high incidence when it has more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents over the last two weeks. The CDC uses this as its definition of high incidence.  

New Information Now Available on the Ohio Department of Health’s Coronavirus Website      

The Ohio Department of Health is now releasing the number of cases of COVID-19 for each zip code in the State of Ohio. The search tool is user friendly and may be broken down to the county and then drilled down to the specific zip code. We will now include the most recent information for 44074 on our nightly statistics. The numbers do not define by community, but we can get a general idea by the zip code. Elyria (44035) has had the highest number of cases with 899, followed by North Ridgeville (44039) with 590, Avon Lake (44011) with 386, a portion of Lorain (44052) with 363, Avon (44011) with 351 and another portion of Lorain (44055) with 293 and another portion of Lorain (44053) with 264 cases. From this data, most cases in Lorain County have been in Lorain, Elyria and the communities adjoining Cuyahoga County. Oberlin (44074) has had 70 cases of COVID since the pandemic began, nearly the lowest number for any zip code in the county. We can be proud of our efforts and the efforts of all Oberlinians to keep the spread down…THIS ENCOURAGES US TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK OBERLIN!

Good Reads

Definitive Information on MasksMedscape has published what I would call the definitive answers to questions about masks and mask-wearing. It covers almost every type of mask available today and coming down the pike, as well as their efficiency, wearability, and drawbacks. Also, it shares how to improve homemade masks and wear them effectively.Shared by Don Parker

Ohio took more than 6 months to hit 3,000 daily COVID cases, then hit 8,000 in 17 days

Ohio’s coronavirus pandemic began on March 9 with three cases. When the 1,000 daily case-mark was behind Ohio in mid-April, it took 194 days — more than six months — to hit the 3,000-case mark in late October. It since has taken only 17 days to race past the 4,000, 5,000, 6,000, 7,000 and 8,000 daily case marks to amount to what Gov. Mike DeWine calls a “monumental crisis.” It’s also something that former state Health Director Amy Acton said in March could happen. She quoted models of the pandemic by The Ohio State University researchers indicating Ohio could see 2,000 to 10,000 cases a day. –The Columbus Dispatch

How to Tell Your Family You’re Not Coming for ThanksgivingThis is an excellent link from The Today Show helping you have conversations with your family about not joining in traditional meal sharing as in past years. It offers creative ideas of sharing and celebrating. –Today.com

Resident Shopping

Kendal Friends, we are getting reports of residents going into stores–Drug Mart was mentioned specifically. For the care of your neighbors and yourself, PLEASE use options where you can order food for pickup and go curbside only. Kendal continues to have a shopper for Drug Mart. We ask for your cooperation, and if you do go in-store, we expect you to self-quarantine and contact the Health and Wellness Clinic to work with you during this period. There is no Senior Shopping except for the Oberlin IGA which welcomes you very early and has few shoppers.

Oberlin IGA Senior Hours

We have restricted any senior hours shopping because of the high incidence of COVID in Lorain County and surrounding counties. Residents who are cooking all their meals appealed to having at least one grocery store that they could shop at this time. We know there are minimum dollar limits with curbside pickup. With IGA’s early hours of 6-7am we are told, few use it and it is almost always Kendal residents. As announced on Wednesday at the end of the KORA annual meeting, you may shop IGA only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-7am.

Reminder: IGA Shopping Thanksgiving Week for Those that Order Wednesday for Thursday

IGA will be closed on Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day. Here is a plan! Half of the residents who normally order on Wednesday, November 25 (Lot 11), for Thursday, November 26, pickup will order on Tuesday, November 24, for Wednesday pickup. The other half (Phase 1) will order on Thursday, November 26, for pickup on Friday, November 27. Questions may be answered by Priscilla Steinberg.

Kendal System Educational Series on Racial Inequality

Session # 3 – November 17, 10am Kendal will broadcast this on the KOTV channel, but you may prefer to do a Zoom. Zoom requires you to register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The last session on December 7 at 2pm will be a Town Hall Meeting with questions submitted in advance.

Lorenzo’s Pizza Party

Orders will be taken during this coming week up to Friday, 5pm for delivery on Tuesday, November 24 and 25. No doubt Lorenzo’s will appreciate the orders on a week where turkey is the big game in town.

Johnny Comes Calling this Coming Week

Place orders on Monday and Tuesday with Terry at 440-774-8215 for delivery on Thursday at 10am at Heiser.

Facility Services Updates

We now have all paving work complete for the year, including work on Heiser Circle, the new walkway behind Jameson House to get to the fitness area more easily, and Lot #11 repairs. All roadway and walkway edge markings will be performed next week. The new paving work near the Education Center removes a major trip hazard. The storm sewer catch basin has been relocated inwards towards the parking area…Our entrance trailer has been replaced with an 8’x10’ modular office. The new unit is fully powered and operational, equipped with heating and cooling. The larger office trailer has now been removed from the campus. A warm welcome is extended to Ron Fannin, our new evening team member at the front entrance…Johnson Controls will be onsite for annual fire alarm testing November 16-20. We thank all the resident volunteers who are helping us to accomplish this plan…Facility Services is working on window repairs in the apartment lounges but has ensured each lounge area as an operating window so fresh air can be added as small groups meet. Just remember to close the windows when your visiting is done. 

Repeat Reminder or Easier Option for Using SignUpGenius

The usual link is  https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=904044cacab2cabf58-winter&view=calendar. You can also access it by going to the Kendal at Oberlin Residents website (https://kaores.kendal.org), click on the “Forms and Appointments” link on the left side of the page, then click on the bottom link “To reserve the William Penn.”

Wanted: Clean and Dry Plastic Bags without Staples

You may now put to good use plastic bags from your meals. They must be turned in clean and dry. Ted Wolner has gotten approval from the Amherst Giant Eagle to accept our bags in their recycle container. All you need to do is drop them off in the plastic bin now sitting outside the Langston near the composting bin. Extra thanks to Ted Wolner, Bettina Frisse and Charles Klaveness for their teamwork in transporting the bags to Giant Eagle. Bags cannot be recycled if they have staples, so please remove any staples first before recycling.

Today’s Statistics

Kendal at Oberlin (KaO)

Independent Living Resident Cases0
Stephens Care Center (SCC) Resident Cases 
          Residential Care Facility 0
          Skilled Nursing Facility0
KaO Residents Total0
     KaO SCC Staff Cases1
     KaO Other Staff Cases (updated 11/9/20)5
KaO Staff Total6
Kendal at Oberlin Total6
Kendal at Oberlin Recovered4

Lorain County (as of 2PM)

New Cases (since Wednesday, 11/11/2020 – 2 day average: 136)272
Total Lorain County Cases 4,435
Total in Zip Code 4407470
Total Deaths, age ranges 30-39 • 1; 50-59 • 5; 60-69 • 12; 70-79 • 24, 80+ • 4688
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/12/2020)42

Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland – updated on Fridays, last updated the evening of 11/13/2020)16,736
Cleveland Cases (updates at 2pm)8,261
Total Cuyahoga County Cases24,997
New Cases (since Wednesday, 11/11/2020 – Cuyahoga County is only updated weekly, late Fridays, skewing data)                  1,828
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths783
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/12/2020)333

State of Ohio (as of 2PM)

New Cases in the Last 24-hours 8,071
21-day Average of New Cases4,266
Total Cases 282,528
Age Range all Cases<1-109
Median Age of all Cases42
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)21,856 or 8%
Total Hospitalizations last 24-hours 298
21-day Average of Hospitalizations 190
Median Age of all Hospitalized65
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)4,164 or 1%
Total ICU Admissions last 24-hours 21
21-day Average of ICU Admissions 23
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 24,583 or 9%
Total Tested in Ohio5,117,591
Total Deaths  5,700 or 2%
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 24-hours 42
21-day Average of Deaths 25
Total Deaths in Ohio Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/12/2020)3,065
Ohio Public Health Advisory System  (scale 1-4, 1 = lowest virus spread) 
Lorain County Level 3 Red
Cuyahoga CountyLevel 3 Red

November 11, 2020: Update to Residents

Governor Mike DeWine’s Remarks Today

In This Together Ohio - Kendal at Oberlin

Governor Mike DeWine addressed the State of Ohio this evening. This can be watched in its entirety at https://ohiochannel.org/

The Governor started with sharing the Pfizer vaccine being testing for the coronavirus is now at Phase Three and that it could be released as soon as December. The release would arrive in batches, with Ohioans that are most vulnerable (which would be our residents) and Essential Health Workers being some of the earliest priorities for distribution.

The Governor shared we are now at the most critical phase of the pandemic. This phase is more widespread and more dangerous than previous spikes we have had. He compared hospital statistics as an example; during the initial spring spike of COVID-19, our hospitals in Ohio had 1,100 COVID patients. Today that number is 3,000, and that number is growing with no sign of plateauing yet. The Governor expressed concern about a shortage of healthcare workers that are exhausted after nine (9) months of laboring through this pandemic. Although our staffing has remained steady at Kendal, and we are very grateful to all of our staff, we are fully aware that some older adult communities are experiencing staffing shortages.

The Governor gave hope, quoting Martin Luther King, Jr., “Every crisis has both dangers and opportunities”. As Ohioans, we are going to work together and chase the opportunities. We are going to wear our masks, maintain 6’ social distancing, wash/sanitize our hands frequently, not gather outside of our bubbles, draw fresh air into our homes. We were reminded that everything we do in private regarding the pandemic impacts others.

The Governor’s July 23rd Order on Face Coverings is being updated with specific requirements for retailers and places of business to ensure all employees and customers are wearing face coverings; second violations will lead to closure of the business for 24 hours. The Public Gathering Order of no more than 10 people remains. Dancing and games will now be prohibited. Ohioans learned that if the spike continues its current trajectory, bars, restaurants, and fitness centers would be ordered to close again. Remote learning would also be the mode of learning for schools and colleges. The Governor said we have to look after one another and practice the Golden Rule. He encouraged no birthday parties and no football gatherings. He told Ohioans that Thanksgiving celebrations with those we don’t live with puts everyone at risk, someone can spread the virus and not even know they have it. As Ohioans, we have to do everything we can to slow this virus and to care for each other.

Kendal Friends, we are getting reports of residents going into stores–Drug Mart was mentioned specifically. For the care of your neighbors and yourself, PLEASE use options where you can order food for pickup and go curbside only. Kendal continues to have a shopper for Drug Mart. We ask for your cooperation, and if you do go in-store, we expect you to self-quarantine and contact the Health and Wellness Clinic to work with you during this period. There is no Senior Shopping except for the Oberlin IGA which welcomes you very early and has few shoppers.

Kendal at Oberlin’s Staff COVID-19 Testing Cadence

As part of our on-going COVID-19 surveillance and prevention program, Kendal at Oberlin has been conducting staff COVID testing since July of this year. As we have shared previously, the staff tested in July included all staff members. All COVID tests conducted since that initial testing has been in collaboration and in accord with Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Department of Aging requirements, and has included all of the Stephens Care Center staff (all nursing, SCC housekeepers, SCC Creative Arts Therapy and all Friends Corner staff). Also included in this regular testing have been all Therapy Staff, all Health and Wellness Clinic staff, all Facility Services Staff and all Department Heads. In total, we have been testing about 150 Kendal staff per week, leaving about 100 staff members that are not being tested every week.

Our COVID testing plan also includes the testing of residents when there has been a known exposure or when residents have COVID-19 symptoms.

You may be wondering, “Why aren’t all staff tested every week?” The testing supplies we are utilizing are from the State of Ohio and are provided specifically for our Stephens Care Center staff and residents in our licensed areas. COVID-19 PCR tests, the most accurate of the tests available, cost about $100 per test. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we continue to consult with Lorain County Public Health to determine what staff members and residents are most appropriate for regular testing. Lorain County Public Health’s guidance has repeatedly been that routine testing of our residents, whether in Independent Living or in the Stephens Care Center is not recommended. However, if we have known exposure and spread, this would change immediately.

As we continue to evaluate our testing and given the increases in cases throughout the State of Ohio, we have now added all Independent Living Housekeepers to our weekly testing cadence beginning tomorrow.  

An Evening with Anthony Fauci, MD: COVID-19, Where Do We Go From Here?

Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 7:00pm (This article has been corrected to indicate that Francis Collins, MD is the Director of the National Institute of Health, not “Susan Collins” as in Monday’s edition. We apologize for this error).

As the COVID-19 pandemic devastates American life and claims more than 225,000 lives, you’re invited to spend an evening with one of the nation’s foremost coronavirus experts, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Francis Collins, MD, Director of the National Institutes of Health and winner of the 2020 Templeton Prize, and Dr. Luciana Borio, Vice-President at In-Q-Tel and a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. It’s a free virtual event, but one has to register to participate.

Shaker Hts. Firm Develops Affordable Saliva Test for COVID

The Plain Dealer recently published an article on encouraging results on a test that is expected to be out in 2021.

Reminder: Artist Talk with Tom Van Nortwick

Time: Friday, November 13, 2020, 4:00pm Eastern Time – Join Zoom Meeting – Meeting ID: 962 0651 6295 – no password is required. One tap mobile +13126266799,,96206516295# US (Chicago)

Thursday, November 12, at 4pm is KORA’s Annual Meeting

(No Afternoon Exchange/Zoom) – While it will be on KOTV, we need attendees by Zoom to assure a quorum. Agenda includes approving next year’s officers and budget, and amendments to the Constitution. Join Zoom meeting. Meeting ID: 945 0613 0361. Or call +13126266799,,94506130361#.

Repeat Reminder for Easier Option for Using SignUpGenius

The usual link is https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=904044cacab2cabf58-winter&view=calendar. You can also access it by going to the Kendal at Oberlin Residents website (https://kaores.kendal.org), click on the “Forms and Appointments” link on the left side of the page, then click on the bottom link “To reserve the William Penn.”

Reminder: IGA Shopping Thanksgiving Week for Those that Order Wednesday for Thursday

IGA will be closed on Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day. Here is a plan! Half of the residents who normally order on Wednesday, November 25, for Thursday, November 26, pickup will order on Tuesday, November 24, for Wednesday pickup. The other half will order on Thursday, November 26, for pickup on Friday, November 27.

Kendal Enrichment: Dogs on Parade – Paws with a Purpose

Volunteers with Paws With A Cause held a dog parade to lift residents’ spirits at an assisted living facility. The focus of the event was to connect the residents of the assisted living facility with the animals despite the coronavirus pandemic. The National Institute of Health talks about the Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions in their article, The Power of Pets. Research on human-animal interactions is still relatively new. Some studies have shown positive health effects, but the results have been mixed. Interacting with animals has been shown to decrease levels of cortisol (a stress-related hormone) and lower blood pressure. Other studies have found that animals can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support, and boost one’s mood.

“Dogs are very present. If someone is struggling with something, they know how to sit there and be loving,” says Dr. Ann Berger, a physician and researcher at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While people with pets often experience the greatest health benefits, a pet doesn’t necessarily have to be a dog or a cat. Even watching fish in an aquarium can help reduce muscle tension and lower pulse rate.

Pets have also been shown to help adults with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Research at the University of California at Davis concluded that Alzheimer’s patients suffer less stress and have fewer anxious outbursts if there is a dog or cat in the home. Some studies have found that just a few minutes a day petting or visiting with an animal lowers the stress hormone of cortisol and increases the feel-good hormone of serotonin. The results can range from lowered heart rates and blood pressure to decreased depression. Cleveland Clinic talks about the healing power of pets.

Throughout COVID, there have been a number of stories about dog parades helping to celebrate birthdays and to help spread smiles and joy. Halloween dog parades are apparently a big thing, too. The Tompkins Park Halloween Dog Parade in New York celebrated its 30th year of dressing up pups this year online, with only a few live moments from secret locations where dog owners came with their dressed up pups.

Several Kendal communities have hosted their own internal dog parades to help lift spirits. But even if you can’t host a parade in person, all you have to do is Google “dog parade videos” and you’ll find a plethora of videos to watch.


Today’s Statistics

Kendal at Oberlin (KaO)

Independent Living Resident Cases0
Stephens Care Center (SCC) Resident Cases 
          Residential Care Facility 0
          Skilled Nursing Facility0
KaO Residents Total0
     KaO SCC Staff Cases1
     KaO Other Staff Cases (updated 11/9/20)5
KaO Staff Total6
Kendal at Oberlin Total6
Kendal at Oberlin Recovered4

Lorain County (as of 2PM)

New Cases (since Monday, 11/9/2020 – 2 day average: 90)180
Total Lorain County Cases 4,163
Total Deaths, age ranges 30-39 • 1; 50-59 • 5; 60-69 • 12; 70-79 • 24, 80+ • 4688
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/04/2020)40

Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland – updated on Fridays, last updated the evening of 11/4/2020)15,247
Cleveland Cases (updates at 2pm)7,922
Total Cuyahoga County Cases23,169
New Cases (since Monday 11/09/2020 – Cuyahoga County is only updated weekly, late Fridays, skewing data)                  237
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths755
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/04/2020)326

State of Ohio (as of 2PM)

New Cases in the Last 24-hours 5,874
21-day Average of New Cases3,799
Total Cases 267,356
Age Range all Cases<1-109
Median Age of all Cases41
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)21,290 or 8%
Total Hospitalizations last 24-hours 253
21-day Average of Hospitalizations 179
Median Age of all Hospitalized65
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)4,122 or 2%
Total ICU Admissions last 24-hours 36
21-day Average of ICU Admissions 23
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 23,997 or 9%
Total Tested in Ohio4,994,937
Total Deaths  5,623 or 2%
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 24-hours 76
21-day Average of Deaths 23
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/04/2020)2,975

November 9, 2020: Update to Residents

Kendal’s Staff Members are Proactive, Two More Staff Cases Detected

Kendal at Oberlin staff continue to be proactive when they do not feel well in addition to participating in our on-going COVID-19 Surveillance Program. This evening we announce that two more staff persons have tested positive for COVID-19. Both staff persons had very limited exposure to others recently and neither are assigned to the Stephens Care Center. Both staff members are now quarantining at home.

We continue to educate and empower residents and staff with information to help us individually and collectively to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of our standard protocol, a plan is now engaged to ensure safeguards are in place to protect these staff members, their families, and the Kendal community. This approach minimizes the exposure of others while this person self-isolates. It may be necessary for others to self-quarantine as a precaution as guided by Lorain County Public Health’s assessment. Those persons will be personally informed if that is necessary.

We continue to monitor all staff and SCC residents daily for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. From the start of this pandemic, Lorain County Public Health has worked closely with us on quarantine protocols and additional testing which may be necessary (staff-to-staff exposure). We communicate several times per week with Lorain County Public Health and KaO continues to do everything possible to help stop the spread of this virus. We remember our mantra: “Calm Preparedness”. We will continue to follow all direction and guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Department of Health, and Lorain County Public Health.

Kendal at Oberlin will continue to educate and inform our community on appropriate COVID-19 safety precautions on and off campus, including but not limited to 6’ social distancing, the wearing of face coverings, frequent hand hygiene, the health screening of all staff and visitors to our campus, and routine COVID-19 testing as part of our ongoing surveillance process.  

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Stacy Terrell at Shenell Hinton, Director of Clinical Services.

An Informative Event and a Good Read

AN EVENING WITH ANTHONY FAUCI, MD, COVID-19, Where Do We Go From Here?

Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 7:00pm – As the COVID-19 pandemic devastates American life and claims more than 225,000 lives, you’re invited to spend an evening with one of the nation’s foremost coronavirus experts, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Susan Collins, MD, Director of the National Institutes of Health and winner of the 2020 Templeton Prize, and Dr. Luciana Borio, Vice-President at In-Q-Tel and a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. It’s a free virtual event, but one has to register to participate. 

Atul Gawande, MD Named to President-Elect Joseph Biden’s COVID-19 Task Force.

Many of us at Kendal at Oberlin have read Atul Gawande’s book, Being Mortal, as well as some of his other works. Many are aware too of Kendalite Janet Bolland’s connection to him when she and her husband Tom were raising their family in Athens, Ohio. We are pleased to hear he has been named to President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 Task Force.

Artist Talk with Tom Van Nortwick

Time: Friday, November 13, 2020, 4:00pm Eastern Time – Join Zoom Meeting  – Meeting ID: 962 0651 6295   No Password is required. One tap mobile +13126266799,,96206516295# US (Chicago)

Tuesdays at Two

Anyone is welcome to sign up for small-group (5 people) drop-in conversations that will be scheduled in Crossroads, starting Tuesday, November 10, for 7 straight weeks (ending December 22). Sign up near the open mailboxes.

KORA’s Annual Meeting (No Afternoon Exchange/Zoom)

Thursday, November 12, at 4pm Meeting ID: 945 0613 0361. While it will be on KOTV, we need attendees by Zoom to assure a quorum.

Update on Paving Projects

Griffith Paving will return on Tuesday, November 10, to grade the ground behind Jameson House. Griffith Paving expects to complete the work there and in the Heiser Circle area by the end of this week, November 13.

Easier Option to Using SignUpGenius

The usual link is https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=904044cacab2cabf58-winter&view=calendar. You can also access it by going to the Kendal at Oberlin Residents website, click on the “Forms and Appointments” link on the left side of the page, then click on the bottom link “To reserve the William Penn.”

Artist Talk with Tom Van Nortwick

Time: November 13, 2020, 4:00pm Eastern Time  – Join Zoom Meeting – Meeting ID: 962 0651 6295 – No Password is required. One tap mobile +13126266799,,96206516295# US (Chicago)

Oberlin’s “Hope Collection”

We have posted a flyer in Heiser regarding a virtual shopping event this Sunday, November 15. This nonprofit supports international artisans and farmers, and it came into being during the pandemic. Francesca Barbee has assured she will arrange a group delivery at Kendal’s front entrance of any items purchased.

people exercise outdoors
Standing Exercises

Did you know that for months a group meets every day outside when it is 59 degrees or warmer at 3pm for stand-in-place exercises? Emma Mason was leading today’s session and says she has always puts out the message, “Everyone is welcome”. They gather in the neighborhood of cottage #47.

IGA Shopping Thanksgiving Week for Those that Order Wednesday for Thursday

IGA will be closed on Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day. Here is a plan! Half of the residents who normally order on Wednesday, November 25, for Thursday, November 26, pickup will order on Tuesday, November 24, for Wednesday pickup. The other half will order on Thursday, November 26, for pickup on Friday, November 27.

Changes at the Maple Street Front Entrance

At the Maple Street front entrance, you will notice the trailer has been moved north to provide space for a new modular unit that will be installed. We anticipate the new modular unit will be in place by Friday, November 13. This does not mean this is becoming a “permanent” fixture at our Maple Street entrance, but it does recognize the need for staff to have an appropriately sized unit that will protect them in the colder and warmer months through the pandemic. This “owned” unit is a better stewardship of dollars compared to renting. It will also have a better appearance at our entrance.


Today’s Statistics

Kendal at Oberlin (KaO)

Independent Living Resident Cases0
Stephens Care Center (SCC) Resident Cases 
          Residential Care Facility 0
          Skilled Nursing Facility0
KaO Residents Total0
     KaO SCC Staff Cases1
     KaO Other Staff Cases (updated 11/9/20)5
KaO Staff Total6
Kendal at Oberlin Total6
Kendal at Oberlin Recovered4

Lorain County (as of 2PM)

New Cases (since Friday 11/06/2020 – 3 day average: 96.0)288
Total Lorain County Cases 3,983
Total Deaths, age ranges 30-39 • 1; 50-59 • 5; 60-69 • 12; 70-79 • 23, 80+ • 4586
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/04/2020)40

Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland – updated on Fridays, last updated the evening of 11/4/2020)15,247
Cleveland Cases (updates at 2pm)7,685
Total Cuyahoga County Cases22,932
New Cases (since Friday 11/06/2020 – Cuyahoga County is only updated weekly, skewing data)                  1,031
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths754
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/04/2020)326

State of Ohio (as of 2PM)

New Cases in the Last 24-hours 4,706
21-day Average of New Cases3,398
Total Cases 254,974
Age Range all Cases<1-109
Median Age of all Cases41
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)20,651 or 8%
Total Hospitalizations last 24-hours 154
21-day Average of Hospitalizations 166
Median Age of all Hospitalized65
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)4,047 or 2%
Total ICU Admissions last 24-hours 34
21-day Average of ICU Admissions 23
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 23,279 or 9%
Total Tested in Ohio4,904,247
Total Deaths  5,524 or 2%
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 24-hours 7
21-day Average of Deaths 21
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 11/04/2020)2,975

Contact Information


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