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Community Updates Week of 5/17/2021

Calm, Proactive Preparedness


May 21, 2021: Update to Residents

Lorain County Remains Level 3 Red

An estimated 123 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were active in Lorain County as of Monday, the last time the number was updated. The estimate does not include probable patients who have symptoms or a positive antigen test result, but who have not tested positive using a PCR test. However, the number of people being inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines in the county continues to greatly exceed the number who are testing positive. As of Wednesday, 144,853 people in Lorain County had received at least one dose, an increase of 854 over the last 24 hours.

There were 122,423 people in the county who had received all recommended doses, equating to about 39.51 percent of Lorain County’s population. As of Wednesday, more than 5.04 million Ohioans overall (43.19 percent of the state population) were reported to have received at least one shot, while more than 4.43 million Ohioans (37.92 percent of the state population) had taken all recommended doses. –The Chronicle-Telegram

City of Oberlin Power Outage, Sunday 8am-12pm

The City has announced a planned First Energy power outage in Oberlin on Sunday from 8am – 12pm. Kendal will rely on our limited outlets that use the emergency generator, primarily providing power to the SCC and Heiser. Apartment hall lights and the elevator will still be operating, but residents should think about how to manage during this down period. It is a good emergency planning experience for all. Extra management staff will be on hand to assure this goes smoothly.

Here is the FirstEnergy 24/7 Power Center outage map.

FOR MORE POWER OUTAGE INFORMATION, PLEASE REFER TO THE NOTICE SENT OUT FROM FACILITY SERVICES 

The pool will be closed on Sunday, 5/23, due to the citywide power shutdown. The pool will need several hours to make a full circulatory turnover and for the chemicals to come into balance. Facility Services will be monitoring the pool along with the community as the power comes back on. The Equipment Room and Fitness/Relaxation Room will be open, although power-assisted equipment will not function during the planned electrical outage.

Sunday Religious Services

  • Quaker Meeting on Sunday has been moved to 1:00pm due to the power outage.
  • First Church Service will air on WSCC Saturday night at 7:00pm
  • Sacred Heart Church is moving mass at 10:45 am to Patrick’s Catholic Church at 512 North Main Street, Wellington, OH 44090
  • Other Sunday Services: Lots of churches are making work-arounds due to the planned electrical outage. Please check with yours if you plan to participate as loss of electricity may interrupt your plans.

Good Read

Medscape Article: How public health measures for one disease can impact anothershared by Don Parker

KORA’s Staff Vacation/Appreciation Appeal ends Friday, May 28

We take this opportunity to thank our wonderful Kendal staff who work with kindness, thoughtfulness, and compassion. Please turn in all monetary contributions to the box at Reception and all thank-you notes to the box in Heiser Lounge by May 28. Thank you for writing these notes and for your generosity.–KORA Council

David Dauphiné: White Water Story: My life chasing snow melt and paddling river rapids

Monday, May 24, 7:30pm on Zoom and KOTV – Join by Zoom in order to interact, or by KOTV to see David’s whitewater photos and video clips of guiding kayak support trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and to hear his narration.

Join Zoom Meeting – Meeting ID: 862 9612 4042 – One tap mobile +13126266799,,86296124042# US (Chicago)

Thursday Afternoon Exchange at 4pm on KOTV and ZOOM

Join Zoom Exchange Meeting – Meeting ID: 921 4392 7958 – One tap mobile +13126266799,,92143927958# US (Chicago)

Thursday’s meeting was recorded for YouTube and will be provided in Tuesday’s update.

Thursday’s Poll

Barbara posed a question asking what you have done in the last two weeks including a question about dining in a restaurant. That does not mean Kendal is in favor of dining IN. We remind you to please use curbside and outside dining for the safest choice.

H & B Window Cleaning

Window washers will be working on campus SATURDAY doing their best to catch up on their assigned windows.

Crafting Change Symposium Link (click any blue link below)

The Crafting Change Symposium features presentations, concerts, and workshops led by artists, educators, makers, and technologists working across disciplines and with students of all ages. Throughout the month, hear from artists and technologists such as Tanya Aguiñiga, Lea Albaugh, Tega Brain, Patricia Cadavid, Nic Collins, Nettrice Gaskins, Ekene Ijeoma, Travis Johns, Cindy Kao, Taylor Levy, Ari Melenciano, Ali Momeni, Kylie Peppler, Hannah Perner-Wilson, Constanza Piña Pardo, Afroditi Psarra, Christiana Rose, Jess Rowland, Mika Satomi, Asha Tamirisa, Paulina Velázquez Solís, and artists, scholars, and educators including Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Hannah Kye, James Peake, Nichole Pinkard, Matt Ratto, Kirsty Robertson, Pamela Smith, Sara Trail, Andria Zafirakou — and many more!

The Crafting Change Symposium is supported by Oberlin College and Conservatory; the StudiOC grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Conservatory’s Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) Department; Oberlin College’s Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research; the Oberlin Center for the Arts; Lorain County Community College (LCCC); the Ohio Arts Council; and a Multi-Institutional Innovation grant to Oberlin College and LCCC from Bringing Theory to Practice.

Oberlin College Virtual Reunion Weekend

3 people on benchThis weekend, Oberlin College alumni near (at Kendal) and far are celebrating reunions – virtually. Virtual Illumination will be shared online on Sunday, 5/23 at 7:00 PM EDT for registered participants. Look for photos of Kendal at Oberlin residents as Oberlin Alumni light up the world!

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 Cases14
     KaO Other Staff Cases 18
KaO Staff Total32
Kendal at Oberlin Total33
***In Quarantine, COVID Positive0
***Recovered33

Lorain County (as of 5/20/2021) – Level 3 RED

New Cases (since Monday May 17, 2021 – 3 day average: 14.7)44
Total Lorain County Cases  19,875
Total in Zip Code 44074 (+0 since Monday, May 17, 2021)545
Current Lorain County Positivity Rate (dropping)2.9%
Total Deaths, age ranges 20-29 • 1; 30-39 • 3; 40-49 • 7; 50-59 • 17; 60-69 • 68; 70-79 • 131; 80+ • 206433
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, Last 5/19/2021, +1)228
Lorain County Vaccinations Started 145,880 or 47.1% of population

Cuyahoga County (as of 5/20/2021) – Level 3 RED

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland)          80,500
Cleveland Cases 32,513
Total Cuyahoga County Cases113,013
New Cases (since Monday 5/17/2021)            219
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths 2,298
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 5/19/2021)804

State of Ohio (as posted on 5/21/2021)

New Cases in the Last 24-hours 1,208
21-day Average of New Cases1,141
Total Cases 1,094,742
Age Range all Cases<1-111
Median Age of all Cases41
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)58,396 5%
Total Hospitalizations Last 24 hours125
21-Day Average of Hospitalizations 101
Median Age of all Hospitalized67
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)8,026 or 1% 
Total ICU Admissions last 24-hours 19
21-day Average of ICU Admissions 12
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 62,636 or 6%
Total Tested in Ohio12,954,539
Total Deaths in Ohio 19,623
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 24-hours0
21-day Average of Deaths21
Total Deaths in Ohio Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 5/19/2021 – ODH adjusted this number) 7,380
Statewide Vaccinations Started5,079,175 or 43.5% of population

May 18, 2021: Update to Residents

Join us for ARBOR DAY- Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Arbor day - tree in hands

The 10:00 am session will be a presentation on Zoom and KOTV. David Benzing’s talk is called: “Invasive Plants: Their Biology and Reasons for Control”.

Part 2 of the program will take place in the woods near Lot 8 at 2:00pm and is entitled: “Invasive Plants and Woodland Restoration”. David will be joined by Rachel Duncan to talk about what has been accomplished in this particular location, removing invasive plants and planting with native selections. For this program, a bus will drive people from Heiser to Lot 8, leaving Heiser at 1:45pm, for those interested in a ride. We recommend that people bring their own chairs.

Johnny Comes Calling

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Johnny’s will be here to deliver any beverages that have been ordered. Come to Heiser at 10am to collect your order.

Monthly KORA Council Meeting

Thursday, May 20, 2021 – Please click this link to join the webinar – Webinar ID: 926 3536 9449

City of Oberlin Power Outage, Sunday 8am-12pm

The City has announced a planned First Energy power outage in Oberlin on Sunday from 8am – 12pm. Kendal will rely on our limited outlets that use the emergency generator, primarily serving the SCC and Heiser. Apartment hall lights and the elevator will still be operating, but residents should think about how to manage during this down period. It is a good emergency planning experience for all. Extra management staff will be on hand to assure this goes smoothly.

Here is the FirstEnergy 24/7 Power Center outage map.

Spring Window Cleaning!

H&B Window Cleaning will be on campus starting Wednesday, May 19. This was originally planned to begin Monday, May 17, but due to the recent weather they are a few days behind. They will be cleaning ALL Kendal at Oberlin OUTSIDE windows. No inside window cleaning will be done this time in any cottages/patios as a COVID safety precaution. We missed them last year due to the pandemic. A limited number of inside windows will be done inside the Heiser Community Center with no personal offices planned. All window cleaning crew members will be health-screened at the front gate and required to wear masks while on campus. Please see Tuesday’s form for a tentative schedule for when you may expect to have clean windows. -– from Crystal Hall, Environmental Operations Manager

Kendal Phones

Long distance calls are now going through, and we are keeping the service ticket open through the end of this week to assure they remain operating as expected. Please continue to report issues when and if they arise. We appreciate all of your testing and reporting over these past weeks and have appreciated your patience as we worked with our provider to get this resolved. –from Judy Miller, Director of IT/Accounting

Thursday Afternoon Exchange at 4pm on KOTV and ZOOM

Join Zoom Join Zoom Exchange meeting – Meeting ID: 921 4392 7958 – One tap mobile +13126266799,,92143927958# US (Chicago)

This is the link for last Thursday’s recorded Exchange.

Private Gardening – Here’s How to Ask for Help

 Kendal continues to provide assistance with private gardening. The process is for you to fill out a form available in the Heiser Lounge. Assignments are made from these requests. Last week it was stated you are to contact Ryan in Facility Services, but that was incorrect. Please just complete the form.

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 Cases14
     KaO Other Staff Cases 18
KaO Staff Total32
Kendal at Oberlin Total33
***In Quarantine, COVID Positive0
***Recovered33

Lorain County (as of 5/18/2021) – Level 3 RED

New Cases (since Thursday May 13, 2021, 5 day average: 63.8)319
Total Lorain County Cases  19,831
Total in Zip Code 44074 (+2 since Thursday, May 13, 2021)545
Current Lorain County Positivity Rate (dropping)2.9%
Total Deaths, age ranges 20-29 • 1; 30-39 • 3; 40-49 • 7; 50-59 • 17; 60-69 • 68; 70-79 • 131; 80+ • 206433
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 5/12/2021, +1)227
Lorain County Vaccinations Started 143,997 or 46.5% of population

Cuyahoga County (as of 5/18/2021) – Level 3 RED

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland)          80,281
Cleveland Cases 32,513
Total Cuyahoga County Cases112,794
New Cases (since Thursday 5/13/2021)            824
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths 2,297
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 5/12/2021)789

State of Ohio (as posted on 5/18/2021)

New Cases in the Last 24-hours 993
21-day Average of New Cases1,207
Total Cases 1,092,616
Age Range all Cases<1-111
Median Age of all Cases41
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)58,167 or 5%
Total Hospitalizations Last 24-hours118
21-day Average of Hospitalizations 104
Median Age of all Hospitalized67
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)8,001 or 1% 
Total ICU Admissions last 24-hours 15
21-day Average of ICU Admissions 12
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 62,397 or 6%
Total Tested in Ohio127,893,582
Total Deaths in Ohio 19,623
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 24 hours100
21-day Average of Deaths21
Total Deaths in Ohio Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 5/12/2021 – ODH adjusted this number) 7,329
Statewide Vaccinations Started5,017,279 or 42.9% of population

Contact Information


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