COVID-19

Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. COVID-19 

January 22, 2021 @ 7:42 PM 

January 22, 2021 @ 7:42 PM 

On Friday, January 22, 2021, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on a housekeeping employee in Assisted Living. The employee has been removed from duty until cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731. 

January 21, 2021 @ 11:17 AM 

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor and outdoor visitations. We will continue with remote visitations through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

January 19, 2021 @ 7:14 PM 

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Maple Knoll Village was notified of 2 residents who tested positive in MKV Bodmann. All appropriate department heads are aware. All potential contacts are considered low risk. The residents will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted.

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently tested weekly. In addition, all residents in skilled nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist, at (513) 782-2731.

January 19, 2021 @ 4:14 PM 

Nearly one year ago, we started to take preventive measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-Twenty was an emotional roller coaster for many of us, but we faced it together. Luckily, we have an Infection Control Specialist, Aaron Steckman, along with a Pandemic Team in place to help us defeat the battle which is COVID-19. We want to take this opportunity to highlight the many stories and accomplishments we have achieved over the past year. We would also like to thank our pandemic team for keeping COVID-19 out of Maple Knoll for so long, and to our residents for their patients with us over the last year. In in this booklet, you will read about Maple Knoll's response to COVID-19, and how we rose to the occasion.

Please click on the button below to view the booklet


January 14, 2021 @ 2:17 PM 

Maple Knoll Communities has been notified that Walgreens will now be able to vaccinate all Independent Living residents. Residents will be receiving the Pfizer vaccine which has proven to be greater than 94% effective in preventing COVID-19. You will receive the vaccination in two doses. The first will occur on January 22nd, 2021 with the second occurring 21 days later.

At this time we are trying to gauge the interest that Independent Living residents have on receiving the vaccine on our campus. While we know it is high, we want to ensure that we are providing accurate numbers on the amount of individuals needing vaccinations. Independent Living residents who would like to receive the vaccine please let us know by calling 513.909.7935, responding via the app or emailing us at info@mkcommunities.org. They must provide this notification to us by 5pm on Monday, January 18th.

Again, the vaccination will occur between the hours of 8am and 4pm on Friday, January 22nd. We will be sharing additional information, such as the specific timeslot for your neighborhood, as well as the consent forms on January 19th. The vaccination will occur on the campus of Maple Knoll Village and shuttle service will be provided for those needing transportation. Please note this is only for current residents living on our campus. Thank you for your support and patience!

January 14, 2021 @ 12:42 PM 

We wanted to provide you with an update on what is occurring with vaccinations and restrictions on our campus. Please know that Maple Knoll Communities has been working closely with Walgreens, our national pharmacy provider, for the past two months preparing for the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine. Yesterday, our Skilled Nursing residents and staff received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Walgreens. We are also pleased to share that we were able to have our Assisted Living residents and staff receive their first vaccination yesterday as well. They will receive their second vaccination on February 2nd. This is one step closer to having all of our residents vaccinated. We are also working to get staff vaccinated so that we can safely bring programming and services back for all residents to enjoy. We appreciate your patience as we work through this.

Our Infection Preventionist continues to push for our Independent Living residents to receive the vaccination yet we do not have answers on when this will occur. As previously shared, we are at the mercy of Governor Dewine’s orders and the vaccine availability through Walgreens. Also, a reminder that as we balance Maple Knoll’s desire to be transparent with our need to protect the privacy of the residents we serve, we are unable to release information on specific test results for Independent Living residents. We will continue to share positive cases of staff, skilled and assisted residents and we will work with the local health department to assist with contract tracing and will notify you if you should be quarantined. We will continue to provide updates on vaccinations and changes to campus restrictions as they are available. Thank you for your patience and continued support!

Megan Ulrich

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

January 14, 2021 @ 11:48 AM 

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor and outdoor visitations. We will continue with remote visitations through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

January 12, 2021 @ 4:04 PM

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, Maple Knoll Village was notified of coronavirus positive test results on 1 nursing staff member, 1 contracted kitchen staff member, and 3 residents all in Bodmann Skilled Nursing. The employees have been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The residents will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. The local Health Department has been notified and the employees and residents had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding these cases. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

January 10, 2021 @ 12:28 PM

On Sunday, January 10, 2021, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on an Administrative employee, one nursing employee and one contracted nursing employee- both in Assisted Living. The employees and contractor have been removed from duty until cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employees had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731

January 8, 2021 @ 4:40 PM

On Friday, January 8, 2021, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on 1 food service contractor in assisted living. The contractor has been removed from duty until cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility.

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

January 8, 2021 @ 2:05 PM

Governor Dewine Update Regarding Vaccines for Group 1B

Governor Dewine indicated yesterday the details about when the next group of vaccine recipients may receive a vaccine:

Age 80 and up will begin vaccinations on January 19th;

Age 75 and older will begin on Jan 25th;

Age 70 and older will begin Jan 31st;

Age 65 and older will begin Feb 8th.

Individuals with cerebral palsy, congenital heart disease, Type 1 DM, epilepsy, severe asthma; sickle cell anemia and other diseases will begin Jan 25th.

The Ohio Department of Health has identified more than 1,700 providers to administer vaccines to these groups.

Providers will be required to list whether an appointment is required.

ODH plans to post a list of sites administering vaccines in each of Ohio’s 88 counties next week.

Locations will be listed online at coronavirus.ohio.gov starting next Thursday.

January 7, 2021 @ 11:17 AM 

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor and outdoor visitations. We will continue with remote visitations through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

January 6, 2021 @ 3:48 PM 

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Maple Knoll Village was notified of coronavirus positive test results on 2 residents in Bodmann. The residents will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. The local Health Department has been notified and the residents had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding these cases. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

January 5, 2021 @ 8:24 PM 

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on 1 nursing employee in skilled nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731. 

January 1, 2021 @ 2:10 PM 

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on 1 nursing employee and 1 contracted nursing employee in Assisted Living. The employees have been removed from duty until cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employees had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731. 

December 30, 2020 @ 4:02 PM 

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of coronavirus positive test results on 1 nursing employee, 1 Ancillary staff member, and 3 residents all in Bodmann. The employees have been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The residents will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. The local Health Department has been notified and the employees and residents had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding these cases. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 30, 2020 @ 11:27 PM 

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor and outdoor visitations. We will continue with remote visitations through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

December 27, 2020 @  2:49 PM 

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on 1 ancillary employee in skilled nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility.

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 23, 2020 @  4:56 PM 

Happy holidays to all of our residents!

We have been getting many calls about vaccinations for Independent Living. At this time, the state is only allocating vaccinations for skilled nursing residents and staff. Assisted Living is expected to be next in line. We are partnered with Walgreens for vaccinations and have no vaccine available on site. We will update our campus residents when we receive guidance on Independent Living.

Have a safe holiday weekend!

December 23, 2020 @  4:42 PM 

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of coronavirus positive test results on 1 skilled nursing staff member, 1 assisted living nursing staff member, 1 kitchen contractor, and 2 residents in Bodmann. The employees have been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The residents will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. The local Health Department has been notified and the employees and residents had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding these cases. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 23, 2020 @  11:31 AM 

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor visitation. Additionally, all outdoor visitation will be temporarily suspended for the safety of our residents. We will switch to remote visitation only through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

December 22, 2020 @  3:08 PM 

On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of 1 resident who tested positive for coronavirus in MKV Bodmann. All appropriate department heads are aware. All potential contacts are considered low risk. The resident will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted.

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently tested weekly. In addition, all residents in skilled nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist, at (513) 782-2731.

December 20, 2020 @  1:14 PM 

On Sunday, December 20, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on 1 nursing employee in skilled nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 17, 2020 @  3:54 PM 

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor visitation. Additionally, all outdoor visitation will be temporarily suspended for the safety of our residents. We will switch to remote visitation only through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

December 16, 2020 @  3:42 PM 

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of 3 residents who tested positive for coronavirus in MKV Bodmann. All appropriate department heads are aware. All potential contacts are considered low risk. The residents will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted.

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently tested weekly. In addition, all residents in skilled nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist, at (513) 782-2731.

December 15, 2020 @  3:56 PM 

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of 1 resident who tested positive for coronavirus in MKV Bodmann. All appropriate department heads are aware. All potential contacts are considered low risk. The resident will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted.

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently tested weekly. In addition, all residents in skilled nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist, at (513) 782-2731.

December 15, 2020 @  3:31 PM 

Our first round of COVID vaccine is expected sometime in the next 2 weeks. The vaccine has been approved using an Emergency Use Authorization.

Please review the fact sheet below and call the Infection Preventionist at 782-2731 with any questions. 

FACT SHEET FOR RECIPIENTS AND CAREGIVERS

EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA) OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) IN INDIVIDUALS 16 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER

 You are being offered the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2. This Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which you may receive because there is currently a pandemic of COVID-19.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is a vaccine and may prevent you from getting COVID-19. There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

Read this Fact Sheet for information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Talk to the vaccination provider if you have questions. It is your choice to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 3 weeks apart, into the muscle.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may not protect everyone.

This Fact Sheet may have been updated. For the most recent Fact Sheet, please see www.cvdvaccine.com.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GET THIS VACCINE?

WHAT IS COVID-19?

COVID-19 disease is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. This type of coronavirus has not been seen before. You can get COVID-19 through contact with another person who has the virus. It is predominantly a respiratory illness that can affect other organs. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

WHAT IS THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19. There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

For more information on EUA, see the “What is an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?” section at the end of this Fact Sheet.

WHAT SHOULD YOU MENTION TO YOUR VACCINATION PROVIDER BEFORE YOU GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

Tell the vaccination provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have any allergies
  • have a fever
  • have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
  • are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding
  • have received another COVID-19 vaccine

WHO SHOULD GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in individuals 16 years of age and older.

WHO SHOULD NOT GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

You should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine if you:

  • had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine
  • had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

The Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine includes the following ingredients: mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose.

HOW IS THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE GIVEN?

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine will be given to you as an injection into the muscle.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine vaccination series is 2 doses given 3 weeks apart.

If you receive one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of this same vaccine 3 weeks later to complete the vaccination series.

HAS THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE BEEN USED BEFORE?

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine. In clinical trials, approximately 20,000 individuals 16 years of age and older have received at least 1 dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

In an ongoing clinical trial, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been shown to prevent COVID-19 following 2 doses given 3 weeks apart. The duration of protection against COVID-19 is currently unknown.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

Side effects that have been reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine include:

  • injection site pain
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • joint pain
  • fever
  • injection site swelling
  • injection site redness
  • nausea
  • feeling unwell
  • swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)

There is a remote chance that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of your face and throat
  • A fast heartbeat
  • A bad rash all over your body
  • Dizziness and weakness

These may not be all the possible side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Serious and unexpected side effects may occur. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is still being studied in clinical trials.

WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS?

If you experience a severe allergic reaction, call 9-1-1, or go to the nearest hospital.

Call the vaccination provider or your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

Report vaccine side effects to FDA/CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The VAERS toll-free number is 1-800-822-7967 or report online to https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html. Please include “Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19

Vaccine EUA” in the first line of box #18 of the report form.

In addition, you can report side effects to Pfizer Inc. at the contact information provided below.

Website

www.pfizersafetyreporting.com

Fax number

1-866-635-8337

Telephone Number

1-800-438-1985

WHAT IF I DECIDE NOT TO GET THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

It is your choice to receive or not receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Should you decide not to receive it, it will not change your standard medical care.

ARE OTHER CHOICES AVAILABLE FOR PREVENTING COVID-19 BESIDES PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE?

Currently, there is no approved alternative vaccine available for prevention of COVID-19. FDA may allow the emergency use of other vaccines to prevent COVID-19.

CAN I RECEIVE THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE WITH OTHER VACCINES?

There is no information on the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine with other vaccines.

WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss your options with your healthcare provider.

WILL THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE GIVE ME COVID-19?

No. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine does not contain SARS-CoV-2 and cannot give you COVID-19.

KEEP YOUR VACCINATION CARD

When you get your first dose,  you will get a vaccination card to show you when to return for your second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Remember to bring your card when you return.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have questions, visit the website or call the telephone number provided below. To access the most recent Fact Sheets, please scan the QR code provided below.

Global Website

www.cvdvaccine.com

Telephone Number

1-877-829-2619 (1-877-VAX-CO19)


 HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?

WHERE WILL MY VACCINATION INFORMATION BE RECORDED?

The vaccination provider may include your vaccination information in your state/local jurisdiction’s  Immunization  Information System (IIS) or other designated system. This will ensure that you receive the same vaccine when you return for the second dose. For more information about IISs visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/iis/about.html.

WHAT IS THE COUNTERMEASURES INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM?

The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) is a federal program that may help pay for costs of medical care and other specific expenses of certain people who have been seriously injured by certain medicines or vaccines, including this vaccine. Generally, a claim must be submitted to the CICP within one (1) year from the date of receiving the vaccine. To learn more about this program, visit www.hrsa.gov/cicp/ or call 1-855-266-2427.

WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA)?

The United States FDA has made the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine available under an emergency access mechanism called an EUA. The EUA is supported by a Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declaration that circumstances exist to justify the emergency use of drugs and biological products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has not undergone the same type of review as an FDA-approved or cleared product. FDA may issue an EUA when certain criteria are met, which includes that there are no adequate, approved, available alternatives. In addition, the FDA decision is based on the totality of scientific evidence available showing that the product may be effective to prevent COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product. All of these criteria must be met to allow for the product to be used in the treatment of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 EUA declaration justifying emergency use of these products, unless terminated or revoked (after which the products may no longer be used).

 

Manufactured by

Pfizer Inc., New York, NY 10017

Manufactured for

BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH An der Goldgrube 12

55131 Mainz, Germany LAB-1451-0.7

Revised: December 2020

December 14, 2020 @  4:11 PM 

On Monday, December 14, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on 1 ancillary employee. The employee has been removed from duty until cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 13, 2020 @  2:27 PM 

On Sunday, December 13, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on 1 housekeeping employee in Assisted Living. The employee has been removed from duty until cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 11, 2020 @  1:35 PM 

On Friday, December 11, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on a housekeeping staff member in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 10, 2020 @  12:04 PM 

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor visitation. Additionally, all outdoor visitation will be temporarily suspended for the safety of our residents. We will switch to remote visitation only through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

December 9, 2020 @  7:00 PM 

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of coronavirus positive test results on 2 nursing staff members and 18 residents in Bodmann. The employees have been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The residents will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. The local Health Department has been notified and the employees and residents had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding these cases. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 8, 2020 @  6:54 PM 

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of COVID-19 positive results on 4 nursing employees and 1 ancillary employee in Bodmann. The employees have been removed from duty until cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employees had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 6, 2020 @  5:15 PM 

On Sunday, December 6, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on one nursing staff member and one resident in Bodmann. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The resident will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee and resident had minimal exposure in the facility. 

All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 5, 2020 @  10:28 AM 

On Saturday, December 5, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on an Administrative staff member. This employee had already been in quarantine and had no close contacts with staff. The employee will remain in quarantine until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 4, 2020 @  6:28 PM 

On Friday, December 4, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on a Bodmann nursing staff member in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 3, 2020 @  7:09 PM 

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of 5 residents who tested positive in MKV Bodmann. All appropriate department heads are aware. All potential contacts are considered low risk. The residents will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently tested weekly. In addition, all residents in skilled nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist, at (513) 782-2731.

December 3, 2020 @  10:27 AM 

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor visitation. Additionally, all outdoor visitation will be temporarily suspended for the safety of our residents. We will switch to remote visitation only through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

December 2, 2020 @  7:24 PM 

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of 3 residents who tested positive in MKV Bodmann. All appropriate department heads are aware. All potential contacts are considered low risk. The residents will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted.  All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently tested weekly. In addition, all residents in skilled nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist, at (513) 782-2731

December 2, 2020 @  7:21 PM 

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of 4 coronavirus positive test results on employees and 2 contractors in Skilled Nursing.  The employees and contractors have been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employees had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

December 1, 2020 @  4:10 PM 

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a resident who tested positive in MKV Bodmann. All appropriate department heads are aware. This resident is not currently in our building and received the result after discharge. All potential contacts are considered low risk. The resident will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently tested weekly. In addition, all residents in skilled nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist, at (513) 782-2731.

November 30, 2020 @  3:13 PM 

On Monday, November 30, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on an office staff member. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

November 27, 2020 @  7:25 PM 

On Friday, November 27, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on an employee in Housekeeping. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731

November 25, 2020 @  5:23 PM 

 At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor visitation. Additionally, all outdoor visitation will be temporarily suspended for the safety of our residents. We will switch to remote visitation only through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

November 25, 2020 @ 3:21 PM  

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a resident who tested positive in MKV Bodmann. All appropriate department heads are aware. All potential contacts are considered low risk. The resident will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently tested weekly. In addition, all residents in skilled nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist, at (513) 782-2731.

November 25, 2020 @ 9:37 AM  

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on a contracted employee. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731

November 25, 2020 @ 9:20 AM  

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on an employee in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731

November 24, 2020 @ 5:07 PM  

Although none of our assisted living residents have tested positive to date we still have to prepare for that possibility. We have recently created a COVID isolation unit in Bodmann specifically to care for any of our residents who test positive for COVID. This is to reduce the possibility of spread among our community and to provide necessary nursing care in these instances. So moving forward any Assisted Living Resident in Breese Manor will be moved to this unit upon receiving a positive COVID result and will stay on the unit for the duration of their isolation time as determined by our Infection Preventionist under the direction of the Medical Director.

Any Questions please call:

Aaron Steckman

Infection Preventionist

513-782-2731

November 21, 2020 @ 12:05 PM  

Date: November 21, 2020

To: Independent Living Residents, Family Members, and Staff

From: Tim McGowan, COO

Subject: Temporary service changes

Covid-19 is surging all around us!  In an attempt to mitigate spread of the virus on our campus, we are reverting back to our practices that were in place early on in the pandemic.  These changes are targeted and temporary until such time when our Pandemic Response Committee determines they are no longer necessary.  The departmental changes are as follows:

Foodservice: The Beecher dining room will close at end of service on Monday, November 23rd.  You will receive information from Lisa Lantry on the process that will begin on Tuesday, November 24th.

Independent Living Activities:  Effective Monday, November 23rd, all scheduled activities will cease until further notice.  This includes all groups that meet to play cards, games or other activities that are not on the activity department’s calendar. There can be no gatherings of any residents in any common space on our campus.  This includes the Manor House, Kensington Place “L” Common room and all Beecher Place living rooms. Just a reminder, there are books and puzzles you may borrow from Sandy’s office and enjoy in your individual unit.  Please refer any questions to Jim Hoeh at 513.782.2462.

Housekeeping Services:  Effective Wednesday, November 25th, we will be temporarily suspending housekeeping services to Independent Living until further notice.  For those residents who receive linen and toilet paper, we will continue providing linen but will only be making beds for residents who require assistance due to healthcare concerns.  You must have a mask on and stay in another room while your bed is made.  Please contact Jim Hoeh at 513.782.2462 if you need the bed making service.  We will be limiting toilet paper to a maximum of 2 rolls per home each week.

Maintenance and Transportation:  Effective immediately, we will not be accepting any non-emergency Maintenance and IT work orders. In addition, we will not be accepting new appointments for the MKV Chauffeur.  We will honor appointments already scheduled through the end of day on 11/24.  Requests for medical transportation should be directed to the Service Desk at 513.782.2500 in order to be scheduled with Maple Knoll Outreach Services Transportation Department.  Shuttle on demand will still be available for transportation to Outpatient Therapy and clinic appointments.  Meal delivery will occur during set hours each day.

Outpatient Therapy:  Outpatient therapy operate in Wellness Center.

Clinic:  The clinic will remain open.  In person appointments will be made at the discretion of the UC physicians and telehealth visits will be used whenever possible.

We must have a collective commitment to reducing the spread of this virus until we are able to receive an effective vaccine.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.     

November 20, 2020 @ 6:35 PM  

On Friday, November 20, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on an employee in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731

November 19, 2020 @ 6:20 PM  

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a resident who tested positive in MKV Bodmann. All appropriate department heads are aware. All potential contacts are considered low risk. The resident will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently tested weekly. In addition, all residents in skilled nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist, at (513) 782-2731.

November 19, 2020 @ 4:35 PM  

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor visitation. Additionally, all outdoor visitation will be temporarily suspended for the safety of our residents. We will switch to remote visitation only through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

November 19, 2020 @ 2:56 PM  

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of 4 coronavirus positive test results on employees in Skilled Nursing. The employees have been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employees had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

November 15, 2020 @ 5:10 PM  

On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on an employee in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

November 15, 2020 @ 3:40 PM  

On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a coronavirus positive test result on a contracted employee in Assisted Living. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.

November 11, 2020 @ 2:11 PM  

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor visitation. Additionally, all outdoor visitation will be temporarily suspended for the safety of our residents. We will switch to remote visitation only through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.


November 10, 2020 @ 5:00 PM  

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of a resident who tested positive in MKV Bodmann. All appropriate department heads are aware. This resident is not currently in our building and received the result after discharge. All potential contacts are considered low risk. The resident will remain in quarantine for the designated period of time and all necessary parties have been contacted. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and are currently tested weekly. In addition, all residents in skilled nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist, at (513) 782-2731.


November 9, 2020 @ 10:30 AM  

On Monday, November 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an employee in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


November 5, 2020 @ 1:25 PM  

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor visitation. Additionally, all outdoor visitation will be temporarily suspended for the safety of our residents. We will switch to remote visitation only through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.


November 3, 2020 @ 10:20 AM  

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 10:20 a.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on a contracted employee in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


November 2, 2020 @ 5:30 PM  

On Monday, November 2, 2020, Maple Knoll Village was notified of two coronavirus positive test results on employees in Skilled Nursing. The employees have been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employees had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of coronavirus. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of coronavirus. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


October 30th, 2020 @ 5:25 PM

Maple Knoll Village Skilled Nursing residents were tested for COVID-19 on October 28th, 2020.  Those results were just returned and all residents have tested negative for having COVID-19.  Thank you for your support and patience during this time.  


October 30th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Updated Maple Knoll Communities' Visitation Policy for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living

To allow indoor visitation is a decision our facilities make on a weekly basis. This decision is based on three factors : the county positivity rate, our current color designation on the Ohio Public health advisory map, and whether or not we have had a staff or resident recently test positive for COVID. Visitation will be placed on hold in the event of any staff or resident testing positive for COVID in the previous two weeks, the respective county being “red” or “purple” in color on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System map; and/or the county positivity rate being 5% or greater.

https://data.cms.gov/stories/s/COVID-19-Nursing-Home-Data/bkwz-xpvg/ - link to county positivity rates

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/public-health-advisory-system - link to advisory map

Both links are updated weekly

These current guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of the facility and/or changes to government regulations.  Thank you for your patience. 

October 29th, 2020 @ 11:45 AM

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 high-incidence spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor visitation. Additionally, all outdoor visitation will be temporarily suspended for the safety of our residents. We will switch to remote visitation only through Skype, Zoom, etc. until further notice. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

October 27th, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

A staff member in Bodmann nursing tested positive in the past week. They had no known close contacts with other staff or residents. However, CDC and federal guidelines now require increased levels of personal protective equipment by staff and nasal swab COVID testing of residents at least weekly for a minimum of 14 days. This testing will begin Wednesday 10/28.

October 26th, 2020 @ 4:20 PM

On Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 4:20 p.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an employee in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


October 23rd, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

On Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an employee. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


October 22, 2020 @ 3:40 PM

According to an order issued on 10/8/20 by the Interim Health Director for the State of Ohio, indoor visitation in nursing facilities may be permitted as of October 12th, 2020. Each facility may allow indoor visitation based, in part, on case status in the surrounding community.
At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County continuing to be at a Level 3 or "Red" on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us once again from allowing general indoor visitation at this time. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week's visitation plans.


Hamilton County is now on the "watch list" for sustained community spread. All outdoor visitation will be temporarily suspended for the safety of our residents. We will switch to solely remote visitation through Skype, Zoom, etc.
Thank you for your patience as we get closer to our shared goal of safe visitation.


October 18th, 2020 @ 3:30 PM

On Sunday, October 18th, 2020 at 3:30 p.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an employee in Assisted Living. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


October 15, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

According to an order issued on 10/8/20 by the Interim Health Director for the State of Ohio, indoor visitation in nursing facilities may be permitted as of October 12th, 2020. Each facility may allow indoor visitation based, in part, on case status in the surrounding community.

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 spread identified by Butler and Hamilton County continuing to be at a Level 3 or “Red” on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us from allowing general indoor visitation at this time. The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met. Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

Outdoor visits may still be scheduled as long as weather allows. All visitors and residents must continue to adhere to symptom screening before outdoor visiting, face mask/covering use during visits, and infection control practices. Failure to abide by any of these conditions may result in immediate suspension of visitation privileges and removal of the visitor from the property. Please understand that a visit may have to be rescheduled if outdoor conditions are uncomfortable for your loved one.

Thank you for your patience as we get closer to our shared goal of safe indoor visitation.


October 9, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

According to an order issued late on 10/8/20 by the Interim Health Director for the State of Ohio, indoor visitation in nursing facilities may be permitted as of October 12th, 2020. Each facility may allow indoor visitation based, in part, on case status in the surrounding community.

 Per Governor Mike Dewine in his briefing to the state on 10/8/20, “We have 18 Red counties, which is more than we’ve seen since the week of July 23”.

At this time, the very high exposure and prevalence of community COVID-19 spread identified by this county being at Level 3 or “Red” on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System constitutes a reasonable, clinical cause that prevents us from allowing general indoor visitation at this time.   The Pandemic Response Committee will continue to review the critical items weekly and adjust/allow visitation as criteria are met.  Updates will be posted on this website every Thursday by 4 pm for the following week’s visitation plans.

Outdoor visits may still be scheduled as long as weather allows. All visitors and residents must continue to adhere to symptom screening before outdoor visiting, face mask/covering use during visits, and infection control practices. Failure to abide by any of these conditions may result in immediate suspension of visitation privileges and removal of the visitor from the property.  Please understand that a visit may have to be rescheduled if outdoor conditions are uncomfortable for your loved one.

Thank you for your patience as we get closer to our shared goal of safe indoor visitation.


September 25, 2020 @ 1:15 PM

Resident Visits at Maple Knoll Village- Updated September 25th, 2020

At the Ohio Governor’s press conference yesterday, Director of Aging Ursel McElroy announced that the DeWine Administration will allow indoor visitation for residents of Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living beginning October 12. “The prolonged loss of connection is critical,” said the Director, noting that they had consulted with aging advocates, including LeadingAge Ohio, to develop the guidelines for indoor visitation. “Indoor visitation does not signal that we can be less cautious,” she said, but rather we should be “more vigilant” in taking steps to protect residents. In addition to masks and handwashing, visitors should also be attuned to symptoms in themselves, their families and other people with whom they have contact.

As with outdoor visitation, visits will be required to be scheduled ahead of time, and visitors will undergo a health screening before entering the building. Facilities will keep a log of visitors. Changes include a visitation time limit of 30 minutes and a requirement that facilities provide masks to residents’ visitors. While there is no minimum age limit defined, all visitors must be able to wear a mask and follow social distancing requirements. In line with CMS guidelines, “Facilities will not restrict visitation without a reasonable clinical or safety cause.” The state will also launch a coronavirus dashboard, which will allow families/others to access a facility’s visitation information, including whether visitation is currently available, visiting hours and contact information for scheduling a visit. The dashboard will be posted to www.coronavirus.ohio.gov, and will be launched when visitation begins, on October 12.

Maple Knoll Village is currently developing a plan to provide indoor visits to loved ones in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living while taking into consideration necessary precautions for their safety and wellbeing. We will continue to provide updates as available on our websites and mobile family and resident apps. Thank you for your patience and support as we work through this unprecedented times.


September 18, 2020 @ 5:30PM

On July 20, 2020, Interim Director of Health Lance Himes signed a Director's Order continuing to restrict access to Ohio's long-term care facilities, including both nursing homes and assisted living centers.

During a press briefing (58 minute mark) on Thursday, September 17, 2020, Governor DeWine stated:
“If you have a loved one, and you cannot get into a nursing home, that is the nursing home that is stopping you from going in. It is not the Health Department."


This is incorrect. LeadingAge Ohio has advocated for months for the reopening of safe indoor visitation, and is currently working with association partners and the DeWine Administration on guidance for that reopening. Neither the Governor nor the Ohio Department of Health have given providers guidance or permission to resume indoor visitation, and the Administration later clarified that indoor visitation has not yet been reopened by the state.


Per the still-active July 20 Director's Order: 

Nursing facilities and assisted living centers must continue to restrict access and are not permitted to offer indoor visitation.

  • The order applies to: nursing facilities, residential care facilities (RCFs) which includes assisted living, and ICF/IIDs.
  • Access continues to be restricted only to personnel necessary to the operation of the Homes.
  • No visitors of residents are permitted to enter any Home, except for end-of-life situations.

Nursing facilities and assisted living centers may continue to offer outdoor visitation.

  • Providers are asked to prepare a comprehensive plan before reopening outdoor visitation.
  • Outdoor visitation policies must include visitor screening, mask requirements, adequate staffing, and more.
  • Visits at nursing homes/RCFs shall not exceed one hour in length, nor are more than three visitors allowed per resident per visit.

LeadingAge Ohio continues to work with association partners and the Administration on a plan to reopen indoor visitation

"When the Governor stated that nursing homes were to blame for ongoing visitation restrictions, we heard an immediate outcry from providers around the state. Our members continue to follow state and federal regulations pertaining to visitation, and at no point have Ohio providers been given guidance or permission to offer indoor visitation from the Administration."


LeadingAge Ohio president and CEO Kathryn Brod


August 10, 2020 @ 4:15 PM

On Monday, August 10th, 2020 at 3:30 p.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an employee in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the local Health Department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility.  All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


July 27, 2020 @ 12:50 PM

On Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 8:30 A.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an employee in Assisted Living. The employee has been removed from duty until they have been cleared to return by the Infection Preventionist in coordination with the Local Health department. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


July 21, 2020 @ 2:20 PM

On Monday, July 20th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an employee in Assisted Living. The employee has been removed from duty for a period of time of at least 14 days and until medical clearance to return to duty has been received. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


June 24, 2020 @ 10:15 AM

On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 10:15 a.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an employee in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty for a period of time of at least 14 days and until medical clearance to return to duty has been received. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


June 22, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

On Monday, June 22nd 2020 at 3:30 p.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an employee in Skilled Nursing. The employee has been removed from duty for a period of time of at least 14 days and until medical clearance to return to duty has been received. The local Health Department has been notified and the employee had minimal exposure in the facility. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


June 4, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health have announced the Responsible RestartOhio which will positively impact our residents residing in Assisted Living. Effective Monday 6/8/2020 visitors will be permitted for outdoor patio visitation in Breese Manor Assisted Living only.

Please click on Educational Information for all residents and family members to access additional requirements and a one time waiver. The guidelines set forth by the state require that family members must be screened for a temperature below 100.00 and symptom screening for COVID-19. Hand Sanitizer will be available and used upon arrival for visitation. Visitors agree to no physical contact and abide by 6 foot social / physical distancing requirements. There can be no personal contact. Drop off of items in front entry remains the same. Visitors must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth throughout the visit. The resident must also wear a mask. Visits will be in structured settings designed for social distancing and monitored to address any issues of misuse of facial coverings or lack of cooperation with social distancing. No pets will be allowed on the patios for visitation.

Unfortunately, failure to abide by the outdoor visitation policies/procedures may result in suspension of visits until compliance is achieved or at the discretion of the Facility.

Please call the Activity Coordinator phone number at (513) 782-4323 to make an appointment for two (2) visitors only, at one time, per resident in 30 minute increments between 10am -12noon and 1 pm – 4pm being the last appointment, Monday through Saturday. We have 4 areas on the patio to the left of the Breese Manor entrance. Please do not move the chairs/benches from designated areas. If these fill there will be 3 areas on the patio just outside of the main dining room.

As always, your family member is our responsibility as all residents are in Breese Manor. You may reach Laurie Westermeyer, our Director of Assisted Living and Village Care, for any questions you may have at (513) 782-4322.

Please note that we will continue to monitor changes that may allow for future visits with Skilled Nursing residents. We will notify families as they are made available to us by the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health. Thank you for your patience.


June 3, 2020 

On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an employee in Dietary. The employee has not been on our campus in over 14 days and is not felt to be a concern for residents or staff. The local Health Department has been notified and the said employee will not report to campus until medical clearance to return to duty has been received. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


June 2, 2020 

We are continuing to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 virus and wanted to provide you with an update following Governor Mike DeWine’s recent recommendations as well as updates for our campus specifically. These include:

  • We are pleased to share that as of today, June 2nd, 2020, we have not had a single positive resident COVID-19 case at Maple Knoll Village.
  • Beginning June 8th, we will be able to offer expanded outdoor family visits in Assisted Living. Additional information will be forthcoming such as screening procedures, usage of masks and social distancing. Skilled Nursing facilities are still required to restrict access to their buildings which means no visitors at this time. We are working closely with the Ohio Department of Health and CMS to follow their guidelines on when we are legally and safely allowed to open. At this time there is not a date for this to occur.
  • Common Spaces such as activity areas, wellness center, library, Cheers Pub, etc. remain closed at this time. Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facilities will also remain on quarantine for the safety of those living in our communities. While many fitness centers have been allowed to open, we still fall under different regulations and guidelines as our Wellness Center is located in our health care building. Please note that all guidelines are being followed in conjunction with requirements by the Governor’s office.
  • Independent Living Activities Directors are working with the Pandemic Committee to determine what activities can be brought back in a modified manner to safely meet resident entertainment needs. Additional information will be provided in upcoming weeks.
  • We have been able to open our Beecher Dining Room. We will follow strict guidelines as recommended by The Ohio Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control. Shuttle services are being provided. Reservations are required and will need to be made by 4pm the day prior and can be made by calling 513.782.2418. Delivery options will still be available for those in need, as requested. Dining times are as follows:
  • Monday-Sunday Lunch Service: Seating available from 12:00pm until 1:30pm
  • Monday-Saturday Dinner Service: Seating available at 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm
  • Governor DeWine has mandated that beauty salons can open effective May 15th with new guidelines and restrictions. Unfortunately, due to the location of our Main Street and Looking Glass Salons, we just received updated information from The Ohio Department of Health stating that we will be unable to open to residents in any level of care at this time.
  • Independent Living patients that currently use the clinic and have one of our doctors as their Primary Care Physician may still call the clinic at 782.2448 and request a tele-health appointment if they need to speak to a doctor. Again, because of our clinic location we are not allowed to open the space at this time for Independent Living residents per The Ohio Department of Health. We are also working to provide our residents access to physicians' main offices that are located outside of Maple Knoll's campus. Information on outside office hours is available by calling the clinic.
  • Independent Living Housekeeping has resumed on a limited service basis as part of our Pandemic Housekeeping Service schedule.
  • Independent Living Residents MUST wear masks while an employee is in their home and also practice social distancing as much as possible. We also encourage all residents to wear masks when out in the community. Maple Knoll Village is providing one mask per person in Independent Living. You may request a mask by calling 513.909.7935.
  • We will continue to have all staff and necessary vendors wear medical masks while on Maple Knoll’s campus to protect our residents. Enhanced screening technology has been purchased for our location.
  • Our internal Pandemic Committee will continue to meet twice a week and provide daily reports from the Corporate Risk Manager to the Committee.

We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure the essential needs of our residents continue to be met. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through what we deem is necessary to protect those living and working in our communities. For questions, please contact Megan Ulrich at 513.782.2423 or mulrich@mkcommunities.org.


May 24, 2020 

On Sunday, May 24th, 2020 at 10:00a.m., Maple Knoll Village was notified of a COVID-19 positive test result on an independent contracted home health care company employee who had spent time on private duty in Independent Living. The employee has been removed from duty by the Home Care company for a period of time of at least 14 days and until medical clearance to return to duty has been received. Maple Knoll Village is working with the organization to ensure that all protocol is being followed and residents possibly impacted have been directly contacted. All employees are screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all residents in assisted living and nursing are screened daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Collaboration between our Infection Preventionist and the local health department will continue regarding this case. For further information, please contact Aaron Steckman, RN Infection Preventionist at (513) 782-2731.


May 19, 2020 

In conjunction with the Governor’s recommendations on restaurant re-openings we have decided to reopen our Beecher Place Restaurant for Maple Knoll Village Independent Living Residents beginning on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020. Dining times will be as follows:

Monday-Sunday Lunch Service: Seating available from 12:00pm until 1:30pm

Monday-Saturday Dinner Service: Seating available at 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:00pm

We will follow strict guidelines as recommended by The Ohio Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control. This will include capacity limited to 92 individuals at one time, assigned seating in groups of households and individuals, additional cleaning procedures and mandatory reservations. Households will be classified as couples or individuals living in the same home. Tables will be required to be a minimum of 6 feet apart. Guests will not be permitted at this time. Residents are asked to please respect our 6 feet of social distancing requirements by not gathering in the lobby or common spaces prior to or after your scheduled meal time. Reservations will be required to be made by 4pm the day prior and can be made by calling 513.782.2418.

Delivery options will still be available for those in need as requested. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work towards the common goal of providing a safe and pleasant dining experience for all residents.


May 15, 2020

We are continuing to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 virus and wanted to provide you with an update following Governor Mike DeWine’s recent changes as well as updates for our campus specifically.  These include:

  • We are pleased to share that as of today, May 15, 2020, we have not had a single positive COVID case at Maple Knoll Village.  This includes employees and residents. 
  • Common Spaces such as Activity areas, wellness center, library, Cheers Pub remain closed at this time.  Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facilities will also remain on quarantine for the safety of those living in our communities.  While many fitness centers have been allowed to open, we still fall under different regulations and guidelines, as our Wellness Center is located in our health care building.  We are working towards opening fitness options for our residents as soon as we are safely able and allowed. 
  • Governor DeWine has mandated that beauty salons can open effective May 15th with new guidelines and restrictions. Unfortunately, due to the location of our Main Street and Looking Glass Salons, we just received updated information from The Ohio Department of Health that we will be unable to open to residents in any level of care at this time.  
  • Maple Knoll Village will continue to operate as we have for the last few weeks in order to protect our residents.  This includes: continuation of delivering of meals and essential items, restriction on group activities and access to common spaces, screening of all essential employees and vendors who enter our facility and mandatory quarantine of residents in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing.  We will also be assessing future access to our Breese and Beecher Dining Rooms with hopes of socially distanced dining beginning May 21st
  • Independent Living patients that currently use the clinic and have one of our doctors as their Primary Care Physician may still call the clinic at 782.2448 and request a tele-health appointment if they need to speak to a doctor.  Again, because of our clinic location we are not allowed to open the space at this time for Independent Living residents per The Ohio Department of Health.  We are also working with physicians to provide access to outside offices they have access too. 
  • Independent Living Housekeeping has resumed on a limited service basis as part of our Pandemic Housekeeping Service schedule. Residents that did not receive any housekeeping services prior to the pandemic are not affected. The resident's assigned cleaning day each week will be the same as it was prior. The following is the adjusted housekeeping schedule:
  • Week 1: Bed Change ONLY & linen Drop/Pick-Up
  • Week 2: Vacuum, mop, light wiping of surfaces, Towels Drop/Pick-Up
  • Week 3: Bed Change ONLY & linen Drop/Pick-up
  • Week 4: Bathrooms ONLY, Towels Drop/Pick-Up
  • Independent Living Residents MUST wear masks while an employee is in their home and also practice social distancing as much as possible.  Maple Knoll Village is providing one mask per person in Independent Living.  You may request a mask by calling 513.909.7935. 
  • We will continue to have all staff and necessary vendors wear medical masks while on Maple Knoll’s campus to protect our residents. Enhanced screening technology has been purchased for our location.   
  • Our internal Pandemic Committee will continue to meet twice a week as well as daily reports by the Corporate Risk Manager to the Committee.

We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure the essential needs of our residents continue to be met. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through what we deem is necessary to protect those living and working in our communities.  For questions, please contact Megan Ulrich at 513.782.2423 or mulrich@mkcommunities.org


May 11, 2020

We are continuing to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 virus and wanted to provide you with an update following Governor Mike DeWine’s recent changes as well as updates for our campus specifically.  These include:

  • We are pleased to share that as of today, May 11, 2020, we have not had a single positive COVID case at Maple Knoll Village.  This includes employees and residents. 
  • Common Spaces such as activity areas, wellness center, library, and Cheers Pub remain closed at this time.  Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facilities will also remain on quarantine for the safety of those living in our communities. 
  • Governor DeWine has mandated that beauty salons can open effective May 15th with new guidelines and restrictions. Unfortunately, due to the location of our Main Street and Looking Glass Salons, we are unable to open these to Independent Living residents at this time.  As restrictions are lifted we will notify Independent Living residents of potential usage of these areas.  Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing residents will be given access to the Salons in their specific building, in accordance with our quarantine efforts, with additional precautions such as one client at a time and fully sanitizing the work area in between resident appointments.
  • Maple Knoll Village will continue to operate as we have for the last few weeks in order to protect our residents.  This includes: continuing the delivering of meals and essential items, restriction on group activities and access to common spaces, screening of all essential employees and vendors who enter our facility and mandatory quarantine of residents in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing.  We will also be assessing future access to our Main Street Café and Beecher Dining Room. 
  • Independent Living patients that currently use the clinic and have one of our doctors as their Primary Care Physician may still call the clinic at 782.2448 and request a tele-health appointment if they need to speak to a doctor.  
  • Independent Living Housekeeping has resumed on a limited service basis as part of our Pandemic Housekeeping Service schedule. Residents that did not receive any housekeeping services prior to the pandemic are not affected. The resident's assigned cleaning day each week will be the same as it was prior. The following is the adjusted housekeeping schedule:
  • Week 1: Bed Change ONLY & linen Drop/Pick-Up
  • Week 2: Vacuum, mop, light wiping of surfaces, Towels Drop/Pick-Up
  • Week 3: Bed Change ONLY & linen Drop/Pick-up
  • Week 4: Bathrooms ONLY, Towels Drop/Pick-Up
  • Independent Living Residents MUST wear masks while an employee is in their home and also practice social distancing as much as possible.
  • We will continue to have all staff and necessary vendors wear medical masks while on Maple Knoll’s campus to protect our residents. Enhanced screening technology has been purchased for our location.   
  • Our internal Pandemic Committee will continue to meet twice a week as well as daily reports by the Corporate Risk Manager to the Committee.

We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure the essential needs of our residents continue to be met. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through what we deem is necessary to protect those living and working in our communities.  For questions, please contact Megan Ulrich at 513.782.2423 or mulrich@mkcommunities.org


April 29, 2020


We are continuing to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 virus and wanted to provide you with an update following Governor Mike DeWine’s recent changes as well as updates for our campus specifically. These include:

  • We are pleased to share that as of today, April 29th, 2020, we have not had a single positive COVID case at Maple Knoll Village. This includes employees and residents. We also do not have any outstanding COVID tests for any MKV employee or resident at present.
  • On Monday, Governor DeWine updated Ohio on the plan called “Responsible Restart Ohio”, which includes a May 1st opening for healthcare procedures that do not require overnight stays; May 4th opening of manufacturing, construction distribution centers and general offices; May 12th Consumer Retail Services will open with restrictions.
  • Maple Knoll Village will continue to operate as we have for the last few weeks in order to protect our residents. This includes: continuation of delivering of meals and essential items, restriction on group activities and access to common spaces, screening of all essential employees and vendors who enter our facility, mandatory quarantine of residents in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing and suggested stay at home order by recommendation of the Governor for residents in Independent Living.
  • We will continue to have all staff wear medical masks while on Maple Knoll’s campus to protect our residents. In addition, The Center for Disease Control issued the recommendation that citizens wear face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
  • Independent Living residents are asked to limit your exposure by only having necessary visitors and encouraging them to wear a mask.
  • Continuation of the meeting of an internal Pandemic Committee twice a week as well as daily reports by the Corporate Risk Manager to the Committee.
  • We would like to remind you that if you are experiencing symptoms, such as fever (temperature greater than 100 degrees F), cough, and/or shortness of breath, please self-quarantine and contact Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist at asteckman@mkcommunities.org or 513.782.2731 (office) or (513)365-9527 (cell).

We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure the essential needs of our residents continue to be met. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through what we deem is necessary to protect those living and working in our communities. For questions, please contact Megan Ulrich at 513.782.2423 or mulrich@mkcommunities.org.


April 22, 2020
Maple Knoll COVID-19 Q&A

Since the start of the pandemic, Maple Knoll Communities has prioritized the safety and health of all residents and employees by taking precautionary measures in a variety of ways. It’s because of these efforts that, to date, we currently do not have any active reported cases of the Coronavirus at Maple Knoll Village and The Knolls of Oxford. We know keeping up with the latest protocols and mandates can be stressful as they seem to change nearly every day. Our main priority is to keep you safe and healthy. Here are some responses to questions our residents might have regarding the virus:

What if I need groceries?

As you know, Governor DeWine is encouraging all individuals to remain home as much as they possibly can, especially older adults and other vulnerable groups. If you need groceries, Kroger will deliver them to your doorstep for an additional fee. If you’re interested in ordering your groceries for delivery, residents can call 782.2501 for assistance. If they need basic items like extra toilet paper, bread, eggs, and cereal, they can order from the café at 782.2444. The University of Cincinnati has also created a program that matches qualified volunteers with older adults who need assistance with groceries, prescriptions, or just someone to talk with during this time. You can call 513-327-8583 to sign up for the UC sponsored program.

What if family members want to visit?

Unfortunately, the virus spreads very easily. To prevent the spread of the virus amongst our residents and staff, we have to prohibit visitors in Assisted Living and Skilled Care Nursing. Independent living may have visitors, but we are requesting that visits are brief and only take place if absolutely necessary. We are also encouraging all necessary visitors to wear masks when visiting Independent Living.

Do I need to wear a mask?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently suggested all individuals wear masks to help prevent the spread of the virus. Masks help infected individuals who might not have symptoms from infecting others. You are encouraged to wear a mask if you have to go out into a public space like a grocery store or pharmacy. You can make your own mask simply. To receive instructions on mask-making, call 513.909.7935.

Who do residents call if they have an emergency work-order?

As you might know, all non-emergency work-orders have been delayed due to the reassigning of many maintenance team members. If a resident has an emergency work-order, they can place it by calling 513.909.7935. Emergency work-orders will continue to be prioritized.

What should a resident do if they feel lonely or depressed?

Many older adults who are living alone and abiding by the self-quarantine mandate are at risk of loneliness and isolation. This can be especially harmful to your health. If you feel like you might be experiencing symptoms of loneliness, you might consider using a video conferencing platform, like Skype, to talk to family and friends, call your neighbors, your healthcare provider, or us at 513.909.7935.

How long is the stay-at-home mandate?

The hardest part with many of these mandates is that we aren’t sure how long they will last. Currently, the mandate is planned to last until May 1, 2020.

How is Maple Knoll regulating who enters and leaves the facility?

Maple Knoll is requiring all staff to enter through one entrance where they go through a screening process which includes taking temperatures and asking a brief series of questions. Employees are required to wear preventative masks in public spaces, such as hallways and in the Café.

How are residents staying busy?

Maple Knoll has gone virtual! TikTok, an online platform popular among millennials, allows its users to create short one minute videos featuring new dances, skits, and songs. Our Marketing and Activities teams have been busy filming TikTok videos featuring our very own residents. It’s no surprise that our videos are widely popular on the platform, brightening people’s days during these uncertain times. Other TikTok users leave comments letting us know how much the videos brighten their day as well. Some of our favorite comments are: “This is the best TikTok video ever! Their joy and energy is awesome” and “This page brings me so much joy. Thanks for doing this!” Thank you to all of our participants and be sure to check out Maple Knoll Village’s TikTok page!

We’re working hard to keep our residents and our employees safe. Stay healthy!


April 8, 2020

Maple Knoll Communities’ top priority remains the safety of our residents and staff. We have recently implemented all staff wearing medical masks while on Maple Knoll’s campus to protect our residents. In addition, the CDC issued the recommendation that citizens wear face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

As shared by the CDC, we would like to note that wearing a mask will not prevent someone from contracting COVID-19, but it can help prevent them from spreading it to others -- especially if they have it, but are not yet showing symptoms.

Wearing a cloth mask in public is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended. Cloth masks are not a substitute for social distancing, but rather, it is a complement to social distancing. We have compiled a list of tips and diagrams for creating your own cloth mask at home. You can request a copy by calling 513.909.7935. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this ever changing landscape.


March 30, 2020

Friends of Maple Knoll Communities,

we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and, in accordance with The Ohio Department of Health, World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control,, are continuously evaluating our policies, procedures and taking extra precautions. Because the health and well-being of our residents and employees remains our first priority, we continue to make extensive preparations, realizing this situation has an unpredictable path. Maple Knoll Communities’ Corporate Infection Preventionist will be coordinating all precautions, screenings, supplies, education, updates and communication related to the virus. We have implemented the following procedures and responses:

• Visitors and Resident Access: ALL VISITORS are now restricted from entering all areas of Maple Knoll Communities, including Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Independent Living Common spaces. In addition, all individuals are asked by the State of Ohio to shelter in place.

• All essential employees, vendors and other medical personnel will be screened prior to being allowed entry to our facilities.

• Delivery of meals will be provided to our Independent Living residents at their request. Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing residents will continue to have their needs met by our staff. Residents have been given essential information on accessing meals and other necessary items. Loved ones of our residents can learn more by calling 513.782.2500. You may also see updated occurances from around our campuses by visiting our social media pages.

We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure the essential needs of our residents continue to be met. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through what we deem is necessary to protect those living and working in our communities.


Coronavirus Main Contact: Aaron Steckman, Infection Preventionist

Email asteckman@mkcommunities.org or Call 513.782.2731 (office), 513.365.9527 (cell).

We thought you would like to know that employees from every department have “stepped up” to assist with meal preparation and delivery, essential care, activities, cleaning and even taking the time to check in with our residents to assure they are doing well, both mentally and physically. Some of our efforts to assist these employees and residents have included:

· Providing free meals to employees during their shifts, including lunch and dinner.

· Restricting access to Independent Living Common Spaces, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing.

· Screening of all essential employees entering the building.

· Providing onsite childcare for both Maple Knoll Village and The Knolls of Oxford. We recognize many of our employees may have challenges in finding child care during this difficult time and therefore we have just been approved by the State of Ohio to operate a temporary child care center through April 6th or until we are notified it is no longer needed or an extension is granted. This service will be FREE to employees.

· Creation of a Pandemic Pantry offering numerous essential-type items that may be difficult to obtain as well as will offer some of these things for sale in the café.

· The Employee Appreciation Team has been visiting all areas providing snacks, thank you’s and small tokens of our appreciation.

· Employees have been reassigned as needed- for example: wellness center employees providing activities in nursing, maintenance and housekeeping assisting with meals, screening and activities.

· Continuation of meals and activities in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing by implementing new programs which allow for 6 feet of social distancing and educational opportunities to stimulate each resident.

· Assistance with Skype and Facetime for residents in all levels of care.

· Working on the creation of a Pen Pal program between MKV and TKO IL residents.

· One on one resident activities such as delivery of snacks, flowers, care packages, games and puzzles.

· Addition of 24 hour programming on our resident television station which includes movies, exercise classes, prayer groups, Ted Talks, trivia, meditation and more.

· Delivery of meals provided to those in Independent Living by request and at no additional charge.

· Resident assistance with Kroger grocery ordering and delivering via telephone.

· Offering of essential grocery items, such as bread, milk, eggs, cheese, cereal and cleaning products via door to door delivery from our café.

· Promotion of request for letters and well wishes for our residents.

· We are currently in the process of finalizing our resident family member app which will allow all family members to access information similar to our current resident app.

You can be instrumental in limiting your risk for exposure and/or spreading the virus by;

1. washing your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer (must be 60%+ alcohol) for as long as it takes you to sing the “Happy Birthday” song TWICE

2. covering your mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing

3. disposing of used tissues immediately (don’t leave them laying on surfaces)

4. maintaining your distance from those exhibiting symptoms

5. avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth

For updates on areas that have community spread or travel restrictions please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Our main sources for Coronavirus Information and Guidance continue to be The Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Maple Knoll Communities’ Corporate Infection Preventionist will be coordinating all precautions, screenings, supplies, education, updates and communication related to the virus. Maple Knoll Communities will continue to provide all necessary operational support to respond to an outbreak, and abides by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control’s standard recommendations to prevent infection spread.

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