Village Update: Protective Actions Taken
August 20, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Volusia County Positivity Rate Ending 8.12.2021– 24.1% (New Cases).
It is the policy of John Knox Village that all stakeholders, care givers, vendors, and residents should wear a mask under the following conditions:
- Anytime when in resident areas ( This includes but not limited to a resident home, dining areas, hallways, activity areas, and so on);
- Anytime you are in the same area as residents;
- Cooking and preparing food;
- Delivering food.
The mask should cover your mouth and your nose at all times
Events and Activity Updates:
- Participation in on-campus group activities has been restricted to 10 as of Thursday, August 19th
- Watch for updates on changes to all upcoming events and activities on Knox-TV and the Resident Portal.
- The Gift Shop will remained closed until Monday, September 13.
2021 Resident Satisfaction Survey:
Beginning on Monday, August 23, the survey can be found on the Announcement page on the Portal (DO NOT print the survey from the Portal.) A paper copy can be picked up from Main Reception in The Centre or the Activities Desk at the Barker Center. Please return it to the Administration Dropbox located at The Centre. One per person. Surveys submitted as a couple will not be included. Deadline for completion is Wednesday, September 6.
Quarantine/Self Isolation for Residents with Symptoms of Illness or Exposure to COVID-19:
- If you have any symptoms of illness or,
- You have a close contact exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you will need to be quarantined for a period of 5 days.
- On Day 6, we will complete an antigen test. If negative:
- You may come out of quarantine and are required to closely monitor for symptoms for a period of 14 days.
- Any known exposure you should avoid indoor common areas including but not limited to dining rooms, resident events, library, and so on until cleared.
- If you are having symptoms of illness or you have a close contact exposure:
- You will be asked to quarantine and monitor symptoms for a period of 14 days.
COVID-19 Dashboard – Independent Living:
- We currently have 6 residents in IL that have tested positive for COVID-19
- We currently have 4 residents in IL that have recovered from COVID-19
- We currently have 1 resident hospitalized related to COVID-19
- Currently 0 residents have passed due to COVID-19 since our last update
- Currently have 1 resident in quarantine in IL
- Currently have 8 addresses we a monitoring for potential exposure to COVID- or have symptoms
COVID-19 Dashboard – Health Care:
- Testing at Majestic Oaks is 2x per week
- Currently have 2 residents positive for COVID-19 in isolation (1 MO, 1-OV, all at MO)
- Currently have 1 resident at MO on isolation
- Currently have 0 residents at OV on isolation
- Currently 0 residents hospitalized related to COVID -19
- Currently 75 residents potentially exposed to COVID-19 in quarantine at MO
- Currently 0 residents potentially exposed to COVID-19 in quarantine at OV
- Currently 8 residents at MO that have recovered from COVID-19
COVID-19 Dashboard – Employees:
- We currently have 14 employees that have tested positive
- 6 Healthcare
- 2 Healthcare support (non –direct care)
- 6 Non Healthcare
- We currently have 19 employees potentially exposed to COVID-19 in quarantine/ on leave
- We have 1 staff member currently hospitalized with COVID-19
- We currently have 266 of 508 employees vaccinated for a 52.4%
- We have an additional 21 employees who have completed their first dose bringing the total to 56.5%.
FDA Approved Booster for Immune Compromise – 3rd Dose
- Allows for self-attestation of moderately and severely immunocompromised people to be vaccinated without a physician order
- Defines moderate to severe immunocompromised as:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
- Does not at this time broadly include people with diabetes or people living in long term care communities
- Recommended 28 days after second dose of Pfizer or Moderna
- Does not recommend mixing of MRNA vaccines
How to protect yourself
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick and avoid contact with people in poor health.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Questions to Ask
- Will you be wearing a mask?
- Will the people working providing the services be wearing a mask?
- Does the service properly sanitize between customers?
- Will you refrain from touching unnecessary surfaces such as newspapers, magazines, and other paper items?
- Do they restrict access to services including the waiting area to less than 10 people?
- Do they maintain appropriate social distancing/social spacing?
Symptoms: 2-14 days after exposure
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting or diarrhea
- Most people believe they are suffering from allergies
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face