Village Update: September 17, 2021

Village Update: Protective Actions Taken

September 17, 2021, 4:00 p.m.


The Volusia County Positivity Rate is 17.0% for the week of Sept 3 through Sept 9.


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:

  • Save the date! Tune in to the pre-recorded Residents’ Council Quarterly Report on Tuesday, September 21 at 2:30 p.m. and the pre-recorded Residents’ Third Quarterly Meeting with the Board of Directors at 3:30 p.m. Both will air on Knox TV channel 732.
  • Help support Orange City Elementary School’s Family Center by donating much needed items for local families. Food donations will be accepted at apartment 121 Audubon, on Sept 21, 23, 28, and 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are welcome to come and help pack boxes as the food arrives. A list of requested items can be found in this week’s Village Weekly.
  • The Gift Shop is having a 50% sale on art and frames on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25.
  • JKV’s Photo Contest #4 is currently accepting submissions. The fourth contest’s theme will feature animals. Entries featuring any animal or group of animals can be submitted along with the entry form to prior to Thursday, September 30 at 11:59 p.m. Entry forms are available on the resident portal.


 COVID-19 Dashboard:

Independent Living:

  • We have 0 residents hospitalized related to COVID-19
  • We currently have 0 residents positive for COVID-19 in isolation
  • We currently have 0 residents in quarantine
  • We are monitoring 0 addresses in Independent Living for potential exposure or symptom development
  • We have 0 residents that have recovered from COVID-19 since our last update
  • We have had 1 resident pass away due to COVID-19 since our last update

Health Care:

  • We have 2 residents positive for COVID-19 in isolation at MO (coming off isolation 09/16/2021)
  • We currently have 10 residents in quarantine at MO (potential exposure to a positive resident)
  • We current have 0 residents in quarantine at OV
  • We currently have 0 residents at MO on isolation
  • We currently have 0 residents at OV on isolation
  • We have 1 resident at MO that has recovered from COVID-19
  • We have had 0 residents pass away from COVID-19 since our last update


  • We currently have 0 employees that have tested positive
    • 0 Healthcare
    • 0 Healthcare support ( non –direct care)
    • 0 Non Healthcare
  • We currently have 4 employees potentially exposed to COVID-19 in quarantine/ on leave
  • We have 0 staff members currently hospitalized with COVID-19
  • We currently have 288 of 496 employees vaccinated for a 58.1%
  • We have an additional 13 employees who have completed their first dose bringing the total to 60.7%.


3rd Dose versus Booster for COVID-19

  • A 3rd dose of Pfizer and Moderna have been authorized for immune compromised people
  • We anticipate that on or around Sept 20, an authorization will be given for a booster dose of Pfizer for those who had been vaccinated 8 months prior
  • We anticipate that Moderna will also receive an authorization for a booster dose shortly there after
  • The CDC has clarified that both the Influenza vaccine and the COVID 19 Vaccines can be given at the same time
  • We will anticipate offering the influenza vaccine and the booster to our residents simultaneously shortly after the booster is authorized
  • If you received either an Influenza vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine or a 3rd dose of a COVID Vaccine from your primary care physician, please let us know.
  • Of note-the recommendations for the pneumococcal vaccine frequency has changed and it is not recommended annually after the age of 65.
  • The recommendations are confusing and can be found at:
  • If you have questions about what vaccines you have had or need, you can contact Nicole at ext. 1022


 Protect yourself from the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • 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.
  • Wear a mask anytime you are in a resident area which includes but is not limited to a resident home, dining areas, hallways, activity areas, or any other common area as well as anytime you are in the same area as residents. The mask should cover your mouth and your nose at all times.


If you are not feeling well for any reason, contact the resident nurse at extension 1407.