Village Update: August 6, 2021

 

Protective Actions Taken

Coronavirus Update

August 6, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

 

COVID-19 Update

The current Volusia County positivity rate is 27+%.  We are considered to be an area of high transmission. In response to the CDC update effective 07/27/21- the following changes will be implemented at John Knox Village.

  • Fully Vaccinated residents who have had a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID 19:
    • Closely monitor symptoms for a period of 14 days
    • On day 5 after exposure, complete a COVID test
    • Testing can be performed at the clinic or by contacting the resident nurse
    • Regardless of test results-wear a mask when in a public indoor setting for 14 days after exposure
    • We are not requiring a quarantine at this time
    • Residents should limit their exposure to other residents during that 14 day window
    • We strongly recommend not dining with other residents during the 14 day window

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html

COVID-19 Dashboard – Independent Living:

  • We currently have 1 resident in IL that has tested positive for COVID-19
  • We currently have 4 residents in IL that have recovered from COVID-19
  • We currently have 0 residents hospitalized related to COVID-19
  • Currently have 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:

  • Volusia County Positivity Rate Ending 7.29.2021– 27.2% (New Cases)
  • Testing at Majestic Oaks is 2x per week
  • Currently have 3 residents positive for COVID-19 in isolation (2 MO, 1-OV, all at MO)
  • We currently have 1 resident at MO on isolation
  • We currently have 1 resident at OV on isolation
  • Currently 0 residents are hospitalized related to COVID -19
  • Currently 31 residents potentially exposed to COVID-19 in quarantine at MO
  • Currently 12 residents potentially exposed to COVID-19 in quarantine at OV
  • Currently 6 residents at MO that have recovered from COVID-19

COVID-19 Dashboard – Employees:

  • We currently have 15 (3-MO) (0-OV) employees that have tested positive
  • We currently have 12 (3-MO) (0-OV) employees potentially exposed to COVID-19 in quarantine/ on leave
  • We currently have 257 of 498 employees vaccinated for a 51.6%
  • We have an additional 16 employees who have completed their first dose bringing the total to 54.8%
  • We have another scheduled vaccination clinic on August 9 and August 10.

Need to Know

  • Vaccinated people can spread the virus
  • Unvaccinated people can spread the virus
  • New case positivity rate is 18.1% for Florida
  • New case positivity rate is 27.0% for Volusia County
  • Wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance, and disinfect
  • Delta is 2x as transmissible as the original strain of the virus
  • Delta breakthrough infections likely contagious
  • Epsilon, Lambda variant shows vaccine resistance in lab
  • Variants – Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, and Lambda

COVID – 19 Factors to Consider

  • People – How many?
  • Space – How close is the contact?
  • Time – How long is the exposure?
  • Location – Inside or outside?
  • Surfaces – Lots of high touch?
  • Area – High number of cases?
  • Covidiocy – How likely is compliance?

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?
  • Do you carry hand gel to sanitize your hands after touching any surfaces?

Symptoms: 2-14 days after exposure

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • 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

Warning Signs:

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

Quarantine/Self-Isolation

Vaccinated

  • Be aware of who you are spending time with?
  • Vaccinated residents can still contact the virus and test positive
  • If you have any symptoms, and then test contact us immediately
  • If you have been around someone who has COVID-19, you will need to be quarantined if you are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Approval must be received to be removed from quarantine/isolation
  • Any known exposure you should avoid indoor common areas including but not limited to dining rooms, resident events, library, and so on until cleared.

Unvaccinated

  • When you tested positive for COVID-19 – immediate isolation for 10 days or 10 days from symptom onset and 24 hours without fever reducing medication
  • Severe cases may require 20 days of isolation
  • You have had exposure to someone who has tested positive – Immediate quarantine for 14 days – You cannot test out per CDC guidelines
  • You have had exposure to someone who has had exposure to someone who had tested positive – Use extreme caution and monitor yourself for any signs or symptoms.

Visitation and Groups

  • Visitation –
    • Overnight stays with approval – Limited stay time
    • NO utilization of common areas
    • NO walking dogs
  • Groups – No limit on group sizes for JKV residents
    • Small Groups – leader must use discretion
    • People feeling ill, running a temperature should disqualify themselves
  • Dining Credit extended through December 31, 2021

Screenings

  • Screening at the gatehouse for all Visitors, vendors, providers, contractors, …
  • Employees are screened prior to clocking in
  • Residents will need to notify the resident nurse of any change in their condition

 

We ask that all residents and employees pay close attention to subtle changes in your condition. Any changes need to be reported to the resident nurse. If you are not feeling well for any reason, or are exhibiting signs or symptoms of any illness contact the resident nurse at extension 1407.