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Community Updates Week of 8/24/2020

August 28, 2020: Update to Residents

Calm, Proactive Preparedness


Ohio Public Health Advisory System: Lorain County Remains Level Three, Red

Due to the number of COVID-19 emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and a continued near capacity of local Intensive Care Units this past week, Lorain County remains under a Level Three Health Emergency for COVID-19, indicating very high exposure and spread. Lorain County residents are advised to limit public activities as much as possible. As shared previously, Dave Corvell, Director of Lorain County Public Health, expressed we can expect to swing between Level Two and Level Three for some time. Kendal at Oberlin continues to watch this very closely.

Find detailed information here.

What Does Level Three Mean for Kendal?

At this point, in-store shopping during senior hours remains suspended for Independent Living residents, curbside shopping remains permitted, and outdoor visitation continues with no change.

NO Senior-Hours Shopping at this Time

As a reminder, we are not permitting in-store shopping for a two-week period to be reviewed again, Thursday, September 3. Please do not make plans to shop inside any store. Lorain County remains at a Red Rating.

Good Reads

News from Medscape – Here’s a link to a few headlines and comments from Medscape on the latest developments in the testing, prevention, and treatment of COVID-19: Shared by Don Parker

Pandemic Updates from the Washington Post (available to all

Humor: What if Payton Manning moved to Kendal? – Shared by Joe Colucci 

Exercise Kits for Those Under Quarantine

Kendal is working to create Exercise Kits to help those under quarantine stay fit and tone. More details will be announced next week. In the meantime for those under quarantine, please utilize the Kendal Fitness Exercise videos linked to KORA’s website:

Courtyard Garden Tours Available

David Benzing reported before the hard rain and intense wind on Friday the sunflowers were spectacular. You can still see and appreciate the beauty and transformation of the garden by stopping in for a brief tour Monday, September 1, or Saturday, September 5 from 9am – 12pm.

Next Week’s Exercise Videos on Channel 19:

Monday, August 31 – strength; Wednesday, September 2 – balance; Friday, September 4 – chair. Exercise videos will run at 9:30am and 4:00pm.

Are You Interested in the High Dosage Flu Vaccination?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the annual flu vaccination is the best way to reduce your risk of getting the flu during this coming flu season. Anticipating a greater demand this year for flu vaccinations, Kendal ordered the standard dosage flu vaccination for all residents and staff earlier this year. A number of residents have expressed interest in receiving the high dosage vaccination. High dosage vaccines are specifically tailored for adults 65 years and older. The CDC notes there are more side effects associated with the high dosage option, but these are generally mild. Although the CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have not expressed a preference for any specific flu vaccine for people 65 years and older, trials have shown the high dosage option may decrease the risk for getting the flu by about 24%. More information about the high-dosage flu shot.  

If you are interesting in being placed on a list for the high dosage flu vaccination, please email Julie Carpenter, Health and Wellness Clinic Manager. Although we have no commitment from any of our suppliers at this point for the high dosage vaccination, we do want to be able to predict demand should we be able to offer that option this year.

Facility Services Working in Your Home

Our staff still report some concern with some residents refusing to wear a mask when staff enter to do a repair or service, and even hover near where the work is being done. We ask all residents who are having a service done in their home to wait in another room while our staff are at work. Second, for any period you need to be in the room, you must wear a mask and keep a 6-feet distance. Staff have been directed to leave your home if this protocol is not followed. If you have questions about this please don’t hesitate to contact Rey Carrion.

Masks Are Required at All Times on the Covered Walkways

With little chance of keeping 6-feet distances on the covered walkways without stepping off and possibly falling, please always wear your mask when on the covered walkways. Governor DeWine’s July 22 order states “all individuals in Oho must wear a facial covering in public at all times when: at an indoor location that is not a residence. Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members.”

Difficulty Seeing Certain Information on the KORA Website?

Dennis Cook offered this information in an email: Some of the information on the database is restricted, by its contents, to Residents only. You should know that the versions of the Kendalight and WKAO which are there are hand-sanitized before posting.

Our website is able to recognize the internet (IP) address of people connected to the Kendal-Resident network (they all appear to come from the same address) so we know they are on the KaO campus, and we can grant access to see resident-only information without their having to login.

Anyone coming from another network has some other IP address. That address will be different every time they connect and generally changes every 24 hours for their security. We have no way of knowing if they are a KaO resident or if they are a hacker trying to exploit our directory. So, it is necessary for those folks to verify their identity by logging in. In that sense it is just like Amazon, Walmart or your Bank; at least we aren’t doing two-step verification where it texts your phone to verify you tried to login.

Link to KORA website: If you have forgotten your password, you can click “I Forgot” on the login page and it will email you a new one. I checked, and this email address for you is what is in the database, so it should work for you. Once logged in, you can change your login name and password to something you can remember by clicking “Me” -> “My Name” -> Login.

Religion and Politics

September 8,15, 22; 10:30am – 12:00pm. Cindy Chapman, Adelia A.F. Johnston, and Harry Thomas Frank, Professor of Religion and Chair of Jewish Studies at Oberlin College. This course will be conducted via Zoom. You will be able to ask questions by using the chat function. Sign up to receive the invitation to join the class by contacting Rebecca Cardozo. There is no fee for the course.

Absentee Ballot Assistance is Available

You learned in the last news update that key Kendal staff and residents are deputized to offer assistance with an absentee ballot. The completed request for an absentee ballot must be submitted to Michele or Jara no later than Wednesday, September 16 at 4pm. The Board of Elections will pick up the ballots on Thursday, October 29. This is the preferred option if you do not drive and have hesitation about putting your ballot in the mail.

In addition, Kendal is willing to schedule a small number of bus trips (5 persons at a time) for those no longer driving to drop off their ballot at the Board of Elections.

Kendal Enrichment and For Kendal Writers

Logophile [law-guh-fahyl] – a lover of words. Someone who loves words and language. A word nerd. A word buff. You don’t have to be a word nerd or have an extensive vocabulary or language to engage in expressive writing. Expressive writing comes from your core and is personal writing without worrying about form, spelling, punctuation, etc. It simply expresses what’s on your mind and heart.

Researchers have studied the health benefits of expressive writing and found that just 15 to 20 minutes of writing three to five times can better the physical and psychological health of individuals. Dr. James Pennebaker who conducted research on writing to heal at the University of Texas at Austin, believes that “expressive writing allows people to take a step back and evaluate their lives.” Even blogging or journaling can provide benefits, so you don’t have to write a book or spend hours with a pen in your hand. 

Senior Living Foresight interviewed Angela Burton about her Fire Writers Workshop. “You Provide the Memories. We Help You Glow.” You can listen to their interview here

 “Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops® OUTLOUD is our way to bring forth personal stories, those irreplaceable voices, the true heart and spirit of people who might otherwise be quiet. Each week we’ll share the conversations and snips of wisdom, laughter, and honesty. Most importantly, these written stories are read by the writers themselves in the only way they can possibly be shared – in their own voices. Our goal is a simple one – tell the tales and help people feel valued, cherished, heard and connected.” Check out their Facebook page.

 Want help getting started? Below are several resources:

  • Psychologist Margarita Tartakovsky provides a handy list of 30 prompts.
  • Duke University provides a variety of expressive writing prompts from different themes to help jump start your writing experience.
  • The Pandemic project gives you some ways to try out expressive writing to help you deal with COVID-19.

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 Cases1
     KaO Other Staff Cases2
KaO Staff Total3
Kendal at Oberlin Total3

Lorain County (as of 2PM)

New Cases (since Wednesday 8/26/2020 – 2 day average: 19.5)39
Total Lorain County Cases 2,144
Total Deaths, age ranges 30-39 • 1; 50-59 • 4; 60-69 • 11; 70-79 • 19, 80+ • 4378
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 8/28/2020)39

Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland)10,689
Cleveland Cases5,465
Total Cuyahoga County Cases16,154
Combined New Cases (since Wednesday, 8/26/2020 – Cuyahoga County posted for first time since 8/20)539
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths588
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 8/28/2020)266

State of Ohio (as of 2PM)

New Cases in the Last 24-Hours 1,296
21 Day Average of New Cases1,021
Total Cases 120,124
Age Range all Cases<1-109
Median Age of all Cases42
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)13,221or 11%
Total Hospitalizations last 24 hrs 71
21 Day Average of Hospitalizations 84
Median Age of all Hospitalized64
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)2,946 or 2%
Total ICU Admissions last 24 hours 17
21 Day Average of ICU Admissions 15
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 13,413 11%
Total Tested in Ohio2,134,656
Total Deaths  4,105 or 3%
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 24 hours 29
21 Day Average of Deaths 22
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 8/28/2020)2,262

August 26, 2020: Update to Residents

Calm, Proactive Preparedness

Are You Interested in the High Dosage Flu Vaccination?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the annual flu vaccination is the best way to reduce your risk of getting the flu during this coming flu season. Anticipating a greater demand this year for flu vaccinations, Kendal ordered the standard dosage flu vaccination for all residents and staff earlier this year. A number of residents have expressed interest in receiving the high dosage vaccination. High dosage vaccines are specifically tailored for adults 65 years and older. The CDC notes there are more side effects associated with the high dosage option, but these are generally mild. Although the CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have not expressed a preference for any specific flu vaccine for people 65 years and older, trials have shown the high dosage option may decrease the risk for getting the flu by about 24%.

If you are interesting in being placed on a list for the high dosage flu vaccination, please email Julie Carpenter, Health and Wellness Clinic Manager. Although we have no commitment from any of our suppliers at this point for the high dosage vaccination, we do want to be able to predict demand should we be able to offer that option this year.

More information is available from the CDC.  

Thursday’s Zoom Exchange at 4pm (also broadcast on KOTV)

Updates from operational departments and the New Normal Planning Committee – Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 921 4392 7958, One tap mobile; +13126266799,,92143927958# US (Chicago)

NO Senior-Hours Shopping at this Time

As a reminder, we are not permitting in-store shopping for a two-week period to be reviewed again, Thursday, September 3. Please do not make plans to shop inside any store. Lorain County remains at a Red Rating.

Lorenzo’s Pizza/Lasagna/Salads Delivery on Thursday

Lots 8-10, Apartments and Phases 1-3. Michael has suggested if you are heating up your lasagna in the microwave, it should be for 4-5 minutes on medium level; in the oven, 300 degrees for 30 minutes.

Care Center Bird Feeding

Ask and you shall receive! Doug McClennen has had a generous response of volunteer help already in action! Thank you.

Dining News

  • Prefer green bananas? The best days to order them are Monday and Wednesday. We order “green tip” bananas, but they ripen fast in our kitchen!
  • Thank you all for participating in our recent resident survey. We appreciate the feedback! Understanding your preferences helps us to use our limited resources in a manner to best serve our community.

Survey Results: 

  • I would prefer to keep the current meal delivery system even if the delivery were later in the day… 174 yes or 88.3%
  • I would prefer to pick up my meal hot from the Langston during traditional meal hours…  23 yes or 11.6%
  • Prefer to opt out, no preference, etc…8         

Friday Produce Market

Prices of all the produce offerings will be posted on Thursday evening, and the featured Blue Rooster bakery items will be displayed at the entrance. When arriving between 1:30-3:00pm at the Fox & Fell, please form a line on the right side of the tables where the entrance sign is posted. Please remember to wear your mask and to maintain 6 feet of distance between others. Following are more reminders:

  • NO OUTSIDE BAGS CAN/WILL BE PERMITTED.
  • You will be asked to come in and sanitize your hands.
  • You will be assigned a table 1,2,3 or 4. All the tables have the same items.
  • YOU MAY NOT TRAVEL TO ANOTHER TABLE. When you are assigned your table you must stay at that table and complete your order.
  • If you do not see something, ask the staff member. If it is available elsewhere, they will get the item for you.
  • Please remember your neighbors are also waiting for a chance to shop.
  • When your order is complete, please exit using the back doors of THE PENN.

Visits to Ohio’s One and Only National Park

Kendal recently ran a blog about the US’s 62 National Parks. The question was raised if Kendal residents can be extended the opportunity to visit the Cuyahoga National Park. Yes! If you plan a visit on a weekday when it is less crowded, just ask for an extended pass for up to 4-5 hours and make a visit while the weather is still good. Masks, social distancing, sanitizing whenever you are out of the car, and special care for any restrooms used. Read Kendal’s blog, written by Molly Kavanaugh.

Updated Routine Non-Medical Pass and Medical Pass

(from the KORA Home Page (kaores.net, then click on “Forms and Appointments“). Hard copies of both forms are also available in the Heiser Lounge. TIP: You may need to refresh your browser to see the updated forms. There is a new version of the New Normal FAQs on the KORA Home Page (kaores.net, then click on “New Normal FAQs”). A hard copy is also available in the KaO Library. This new version (#6) includes information on the most recent changes that have been announced in recent Covid Updates with major revisions to the Driving Off-Campus (Medical and Non-Medical) and Exercise (Off Campus and On Campus) sections. NOTE: Discard any earlier version(s) you may have. Appreciation for Nancy Lombardi and Charlotte McGowan for all their efforts to organize material so it is updated and available in hard copy and electronic formats! (Repeating for increased awareness)

We want to remind you that when you do not see certain expected information on the KORA website, it is likely because you are viewing what the public sees and using your own internet provider and NOT the Kendal Wi-Fi. Sign into the Kendal Wi-Fi and things will look different. 

Whittguard Security to Assist at Front Gate and New Traffic Pattern

Whittguard Security has been contracted to assist Facility Services at the Maple Street Front Entrance. Whittguard coverage at the Front Entrance will allow some Kendal staff to be freed from their Front Entrance duties; however, the coverage by Whittguard will not be 24/7. Whittguard staff will review passes when residents leave and return and will process staff and vendor employees when they arrive on campus. For medical passes, dates of exit and re-entry should also be recorded on the pass. Please note the new traffic pattern at the Front Entrance. Please pay attention to signage and follow the directions of the security staff. (Repeating for Increased Awareness)

Absentee Ballot Assistance is Available

If you are concerned about receiving and mailing your absentee ballot, there is an alternative option for you. You can place a request for an absentee ballot through the Creative Arts Therapy (CAT) Department. Jara Dell and Michele Tarsitano-Amato of CAT along with Resident Fran Cooper have been deputized to assist any Kendal Resident who needs voter assistance. The requirements for using this team for voting vs mailing your ballot is as follows:

  1. You must complete your request for an absentee ballot and then submit the completed form to Michele or Jara for processing. If you mail your “Absentee Ballot” request, we will not be able to assist you and we will not be able to take your ballot to the Lorain County Board of Elections for you.
  2. You must give your completed request for absentee ballot form to Michele or Jara no later than Wednesday, September 16, at 4:00pm.

Absentee Ballots requested through CAT will be delivered to the deputized team on Thursday, October 22. The team will assign you a ballot completion time. You will not be able to take the ballot home to complete it; it must be completed in line of sight of the deputized team members. They will take the ballot from you when you complete it. The Lorain County Board of Elections will pick up the secured ballots from the deputized team on Thursday, October 29, and return to the Board of Elections to count the ballots.

In the works…Outdoor Movies

Stay tuned for the option to take advantage of yet another outdoor activity while the weather is cooperating. Taking cue from some other retirement communities and larger community events, showing a movie on a large outdoor screen in a socially distanced way can be a fun way to spend an evening together now that it is getting dark earlier. Michele Tarsitano-Amato is securing the necessary equipment and working with a few residents to get the ball rolling. You might want to connect with Ken Cheek if you have a favorite movie that might be a big hit with many residents.

Kendal Enrichment- Virtual Volunteering: Connecting from Home

Do you miss being able to volunteer, engage with and help others? There are many organizations out there that still need your help and are eager to have you volunteer virtually. Here are a few that you may want to look into further:

Career Village is an online platform where students ask career questions that are answered by people working, or have worked, in that field. All you need is a LinkedIn account to start helping students become better informed about the career decisions they are facing.

The Smithsonian Digital Volunteer Program engages the public in making its collections more accessible. Digital volunteers transcribe historic documents and collection records to facilitate research and preserve these valuable assets for future generations.

Amnesty Decoders is an innovative platform for volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help our researchers sift through pictures, information, and documents. Join a global network of digital volunteers helping us research and expose human rights violations.

Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers from all over the world through a live video call. 

From Broadway on Demand

Pride and Prejudice, a New MusicalWorld Premier on September 29 at 7pm. Note this is a pay-per-view event.


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 Cases1
     KaO Other Staff Cases2
KaO Staff Total3
Kendal at Oberlin Total3

Lorain County (as of 2PM)

New Cases (since Monday, 8/24/2020, 2 day average: 30.5)61
Total Lorain County Cases 2,105
Total Deaths, age ranges 30-39 • 1; 50-59 • 4; 60-69 • 10; 70-79 • 19, 80+ • 4377
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 8/19/2020)39

Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland – no update since 8/20/2020)10,192
Cleveland Cases5,423
Total Cuyahoga County Cases15,615
Combined New Cases (since 8/24/2020, 2 day average: 15.0) (no new numbers posted for Cuyahoga County since 8/20)30
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths551
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 8/19/2020)257

State of Ohio (as of 2PM)

New Cases in the Last 24-Hours 1,089
21 Day Average of New Cases1,013
Total Cases 117,584
Age Range all Cases<1-109
Median Age of all Cases42
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)13,043 or 11%
Total Hospitalizations last 24 hrs 87
21 Day Average of Hospitalizations 86
Median Age of all Hospitalized64
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)2,920 or 2%
Total ICU Admissions last 24 hours 17
21 Day Average of ICU Admissions 15
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 13,209 11%
Total Tested in Ohio2,041,653
Total Deaths  4,044 or 3%
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 24 hours 48
21 Day Average of Deaths 21
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 8/19/2020)2,195

August 24, 2020: Update to Residents

Calm, Proactive Preparedness

No Senior-Hours Shopping at this Time

With changes in statistics of COVID, we are not permitting in-store shopping for a two-week period to be reviewed again, Thursday, Sept. 3. Please do not make plans to shop inside any store.

Lorenzo’s Pizza/Lasagna/Salads Delivery on Wednesday and Thursday

Lots 1-7 and staff on Wednesday the 26th and Lots 8-10, Apartments and Phases 1: 2: 3 on Thursday the 27th.  

Care Center Bird Feeding

During the past year, Doug McClennen has taken the responsibility for feeding the birds around the Stephens Care Center. Recently, he suffered a serious leg injury that keeps him from this activity. Carol and Roger Hall kindly stepped in, but they are not able to help at this time either. Doug is looking for someone to substitute until he is able to do it again. In the past, Doug and Sandi have donated the seed and will continue to do so. Doug has a cart that can be used to carry the seed around the perimeter from feeder to feeder. There are about 18 feeders and the task takes about 30 minutes. The McClennen cottage (#28) is very close to the north end of Whittier, and Doug will continue to store feed in a storage box on their patio. If you can help, call Doug at 774-7142.

Testing for COVID Antibodies

Here are current recommendations on antibody testing in patients having symptoms and suspected of having COVID-19. —Shared by Don Parker 

Updated Routine Non-Medical Pass and Medical Pass

From the KORA Home Page (kaores.net, then click on “Forms and Appointments”). Hard copies of both forms are also available in the Heiser Lounge. TIP: You may need to refresh your browser to see the updated forms. There is a new version of the New Normal FAQs on the KORA Home Page (kaores.net, then click on “New Normal FAQs”). A hard copy is also available in the KaO Library. This new version (#6) includes information on the most recent changes that have been announced in recent Covid Updates with major revisions to the Driving Off-Campus (Medical and Non-Medical) and Exercise (Off Campus and On Campus) sections. NOTE: Discard any earlier version(s) you may have. Appreciation for Nancy Lombardi and Charlotte McGowan for all their efforts to organize material so it is updated and available in hard copy and electronic formats! 

Whittguard Security to Assist at Front Gate and New Traffic Pattern

Whittguard Security has been contracted to assist Facility Services at the Maple Street Front Entrance. Whittguard staff will review passes when residents leave and return and will process staff and vendor employees when they arrive on campus. Please note the new traffic pattern at the Front Entrance. Please pay attention to signage and follow the directions of the security staff.

Pre-Procedure COVID-19 Testing

Residents having outpatient medical procedures are often being given a COVID-19 test as part of the pre-procedure testing. Please share those results with the Health and Wellness Clinic by email to Julie Carpenter. This will assist us in maintaining our COVID-19 testing database. Thank you.

Stephens Care Center Staff COVID-19 Testing

Staff that work in the Stephens Care Center participated in the State-Mandated (every two weeks) testing today. We expect results from Quest Labs within the next 5-7 days. Today’s testing was delayed from last week when we were originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 19; however there was a delay in receiving the correct testing supplies. Our next scheduled SCC Staff COVID-19 Testing Date is Wednesday, September 2. We will stay on a two-week testing cadence into the foreseeable future for all Kendal staff that work in the Stephens Care Center. This includes all Nursing and Facility Services staff, all Department Heads, all Creative Arts Therapy staff, all Therapists, all Social Services staff, all Information Technology staff, and Friends Corner Dining staff and SCC Housekeeping staff,

September Sign-Up Dates Available for Pool and Fitness Rooms

You can sign up for September reservation dates for the Fitness Center now. At 9am tomorrow, the link will be added for reserving September dates in the Pool.  Even though the link will still read ‘August’, it will extend through September. Notice that we are open on Saturdays now!! 10am – 5pm.

A few key points to remember:

  • Please wear your mask into and out of the Fitness and Pool building.
  • Please maintain proper social distancing at all times when using the exercise spaces. All exercise equipment will face a wall or barriers so you do not have to wear your masks while exercising. Please face the walls instead of your friends.
  • Please clean the equipment before and immediately after use.

Remember to Take Your Temperature Daily

An elevated temperature is one of several signs of COVID-19. We ask that you self-monitor for all signs and symptoms including:

  • Fever or Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or Body aches
  • Headache
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Here are some tips for taking your temperature:

  • Use the same thermometer.
  • Wait at least 15 minutes after eating or drinking before taking your temperature.
  • Take your temperature following the manufacturer’s instructions of the device.
  • Record it daily.
  • Clean your thermometer before and after you use it with rubbing alcohol. Then let it air-dry.

If you notice any of the above signs or symptoms or notice your temperature is two (2) degrees above your normal reading, call the Health and Wellness Clinic at 440-775-9807 on weekdays or the RN Nurse Manager on the weekends at 440-775-9800.


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 Cases2
KaO Staff Total3
Kendal at Oberlin Total3

Lorain County (as of 2PM)

New Cases (since Thursday 8/20/2020, 4 day avgerage: 13.8)55
Total Lorain County Cases 2,044
Total Deaths, age ranges 30-39 • 1; 50-59 • 4; 60-69 • 10; 70-79 • 19, 80+ • 4276
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 8/19/2020)39

Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland) 10,192
Cleveland Cases5,393
Total Cuyahoga County Cases15,585
Combined New Cases (since 8/20/2020, 4 day average: 196.7 – no new numbers posted for Cuyahoga County)52
Total Cuyahoga County Deaths545
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 8/19/2020)257

State of Ohio (as of 2PM)

New Cases in the Last 24-Hours 849
21 Day Average of New Cases1,033
Total Cases 115,651
Age Range all Cases<1-109
Median Age of all Cases42
Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)12,859 or 11%
Total Hospitalizations last 24 hrs 59
21 Day Average of Hospitalizations 89
Median Age of all Hospitalized64
Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)2,888 or 2%
Total ICU Admissions last 24 hours 10
21 Day Average of ICU Admissions 15
Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed 12,914 11%
Total Tested in Ohio1,998,115
Total Deaths  3,986 or 3%
Median Age of Deaths 80
Deaths in Last 24 hours 8
21 Day Average of Deaths 21
Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings (updated weekly, last 8/19/2020)2,195

Contact Information


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