Village Update: September 24, 2021

 

 

Village Update: Protective Actions Taken

September 24, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

 

The Volusia County Positivity Rate is 15.9% for the week of September 10 – September 16.

 COVID-19 Dashboard:

Independent Living:

  • We have 0 residents that are 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 for potential exposure or symptom development
  • We have 0 residents that have recovered from COVID-19 since our last update
  • We have had no residents pass away due to COVID-19 since our last update

 Health Care:

  • We have 0 residents positive for COVID-19 in isolation at MO
  • We currently have 0 residents in quarantine at MO (potential exposure to a positive staff or resident)
  • We current have 0 residents in quarantine at OV
  • We currently have 0 residents at MO on isolation (testing negative but showing signs and symptoms on one of the impacted units)
  • We currently have 0 residents at OV on isolation
  • We have 0 residents at MO that have recovered from COVID-19
  • We have had 0 residents pass away from COVID-19 since our last update

 Staff:

  • We currently have 1 employee that has tested positive
    • 0 Health care
    • 0 Health care support staff (not providing direct care)
    • 1 Non Health Care staff
  • We currently have 3 employees potentially exposed to COVID-19 in quarantine/on leave
  • We have 0 staff members currently hospitalized with COVID-19

Vaccinations as of 09/24:

  • We currently have 324 of 499 employees vaccinated for a 64.9%.
  • We have an additional 17 employees who have completed their first dose bringing the total to 68.33%
  • We continue to offer vaccines twice monthly at a minimum

 

 COVID Vaccine Boosters

On 09/23/2021, the CDC completed the final approval for booster shots for COVID under the following conditions:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • People aged 50 – 64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • People aged 18 – 49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
  • People aged 18 – 64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

 

John Knox Village is actively obtaining enough vaccine supply to offer the Pfizer booster vaccines in conjunction with Flu shots.  We anticipate a date to be released next week for our scheduled clinics. A copy of the JKV Third Pfizer Dose COVID Consent Form has been posted to the resident portal on the Village Updates page under “Information” along with Vaccine Information Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers and Vaccine Information Statement – CDC: What You Need to Know.

 

If you obtained a COVID booster or your flu shot from another provider, please notify Nicole at ext. 1022. 

 

Events and Activity Updates:

  • 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 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 under the Announcements section of the resident portal.
  • Need a new photo for your resident portal profile? Headshots will be taken on Monday, September 27 from 2-3 p.m. in the Ping Pong room. Appointment times are available on the resident portal.
  • The following events and activities have resumed:
    • Croquet – New players welcome. Beginning on Friday, October 1st, SS 8:30 a.m.
    • Phyllis and Muriel Show. Beginning on Saturday, October 2nd, TTL 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Melodies on the Keys. Beginning on Thursday, October 7th, TTL 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Sunshine Singers. Beginning on Saturday, October 9th, AUD 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

 

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
  • 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.