Village Updates

 

Friday, May 14 Update

JKV Guidelines After Yesterday’s CDC Communication

 Dear Residents and JKV Team Members (Staff),

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided a new communication yesterday, regarding the use of masks inside and outside, and regarding the size of crowds. We are reviewing the implications for JKV and will have additional information and guidance next week.

In the meantime, the following changes are acceptable on campus:

  • Vaccinated individuals (resident and non-healthcare employees) are not required to wear a mask inside or outside of their homes or work areas on campus.
  • The use of a mask is a personal choice that provides additional protection for those who are vaccinated.
  • The wearing of a mask is not an indication of whether a person has been vaccinated. Some individuals choose the higher level of protection because they have a higher risk of consequences from COVID-19, or they are concerned that they may carry the virus home to others.
  • Being vaccinated does not ensure that you will not be infected by the virus or a variant. It is likely, though, that you will have a less severe reaction if you actually do get infected.
  • There are no changes in the use of PPE in the health care environments. All Healthcare employees must continue to follow CMS and AHCA guidelines.
  • All Home Health employees must use PPE while providing direct care in the home.
  • Regulations regarding health care are enforced by CMS and AHCA and do not change based on CDC communications.

Our handy JKV Covid Quick Grid will be reviewed and updated next week, after we have had time to process the implications.

Thank you for your continued diligence, understanding and grace under pressure.

–Fran Murphy, JKV Corporate Compliance Officer 

Wednesday, April 21 Update

Dear Residents & JKV Team Members (Staff),

  • About 38% of Floridians have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination, yet the number of cases per day is not changing much, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
  • Today, the State of Florida reported 5,571 new cases and another 83 deaths.
  • Broward County reported 671 additional cases, with 21 more deaths and a positivity rate of 5.78 percent, which is down from the 7.44 percent reported in last Wednesday’s Update.
  • Public health experts at the Florida Department of Health say the virus is considered under control when the COVID-19 test positivity rate is under 5 percent.
  • We ask all Residents and Staff to remain diligent in following the CDC guidelines of maintaining 6-foot physical distancing, wearing of a face mask and frequent hand washing.

MAIN GATE UPDATE FOR RESIDENTS

Beginning at 7AM, Thursday, April 22, the Resident Lane (right lane) at the Main Gate will be open to Residents ONLY. To enter the campus Residents using that lane MUST either show their COVID-19 Vaccination Card or go through the screening and temperature taking process.

USE THIS RESERVATION INFORMATION FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH

& CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE EVENTS

Flyers were distributed today for the April 25th Sunday Brunch and April 30th Cheeseburger in Paradise events.

These are Catering Events, so Residents are asked to call Catering Susanne Russell to make their reservations. Susanne can be reached at (954) 783-4063 or srussell@jkvfl.com Please DO NOT call the Dining phone number of (954) 783-4061 and DO NOT email dining@jkvfl.com

The Sunday Brunch will have two seatings—11AM and 1:30PM.

The Cheeseburger in Paradise event next Friday will begin at 5:30PM.

Both events will take place at Stryker’s Poolside Sports Pub.

Again, please call Susanne at (954) 783-4063 or email her at srussell@jkvfl.com for reservations.

Wednesday, April 14 Update

Dear Residents & JKV Team Members (Staff),

  • Even with more COVID-19 vaccination clinics opening up and the vaccinations themselves becoming available to more people, Florida reported 6,772 new coronavirus cases today and another 44 resident deaths, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
  • The state has now reported 2,141,686 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • Public health experts at the Florida Department of Health say the virus is considered under control when the COVID-19 test positivity rate is under 5 percent. Florida’s positivity rate was 7.44 percent today. Broward County’s positivity rate, as of April 12, was 8.3 percent.
  • We ask all Residents and Staff to remain diligent in following the CDC guidelines of maintaining 6-foot physical distancing, wearing of a face mask and frequent hand washing.
  • COO Bill Pickhardt removed his mask during his update portion of Monday’s Resident Senate Meeting for All Residents, held on Zoom. He did that because his chair was strategically located more than 6 feet apart from President Gerry Stryker’s chair. Several people have contacted the Administrative Offices asking if that meant we did not have to wear masks. JKV continues to follow the CDC guidelines related to mask wearing when 6-foot physical distancing cannot be maintained. Please adhere to that protocol.

A LIFE ENRICHMENT COVID-19 PROTOCOL UPDATE

  • Effective Thursday, April 15, Residents attending Life Enrichment events in all locations on campus will not be subject to temperature taking prior to the event as long as they show their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card as proof they have received both COVID- 19 injections.
  • Residents who do not bring their COVID-19 Vaccination Card will be asked to have their temperatures taken.
  • For questions or more information, call Life Enrichment at (954) 783-4039.

 

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