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John Knox Village Campus Closed to Visitors

John Knox Village currently is not able to accept visitors in any area of the campus.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

John Knox Village and its vaccination partner, CVS, is hosting a series of clinics on its Lee’s Summit campus for John Knox Village residents and associates.
  • Village Care Center: Residents and associates of the skilled nursing facility received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine at clinics on Jan. 6-7. Associates who work outside of the skilled nursing and assisted living facilities also had the opportunity to attend the Jan. 7 clinic.
  • Village Assisted Living: The assisted living facility (including memory care) hosted a clinic for residents and associates on Monday, Jan. 11.
  • Independent Living: Residents can participate in one of the clinics set for the week of Jan. 25. For additional information, please watch: https://youtu.be/0o2g_8ZCNao

Summary of Cases on the John Knox Village Campus

Jan. 12, 2021 — Please follow the link to read a summary of COVID-19 cases on the John Knox Village campus. COVID-19 UPDATE: Summary of Positive Cases

What do the numbers mean?

John Knox Village strives to keep friends of the Village informed about how COVID-19 is affecting our community. News and information as well as the current number of positive cases in independent living, assisted living and/or skilled nursing is updated frequently. Please take a moment to learn more about what the numbers mean.

Continuum Updates

The following actions have been taken to protect the health and safety of our residents and staff. Thank you for your support and understanding during this unprecedented time. Please check back often for updates.
  • Independent Living residents cannot accept visitors regardless of where they live on campus by order of the Governor of the State of Missouri. Read more here.
  • Community Health Services (Village Helpers, Village Home Health and Village Hospice) have implemented new strategies to deliver care and service to patients and families. Please click on the links to learn more about Village Helpers In-Home Care, Village Home Health and Village Hospice.
  • Pre-shift Health Screenings for ALL Associates: All associates who are scheduled to work must participate in a screening prior to every shift they work and will receive a different sticker every day to indicate to members of the Village community that this step has been accomplished.

Messages From Our President

Dan Rexroth, John Knox Village president and CEO, has recorded a series of messages about the Village’s response to COVID-19. You can check out Dan’s COVID-19 here.

John Knox Village On-Campus Action Steps

John Knox Village is beginning to open some services and amenities to residents only. Currently, that list includes the fitness centers, salons and indoor pools.

Stay Informed

The Village remains in close contact with the Jackson County Health Department, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other local and regional authorities. Staff also monitors the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Stay informed by using reliable information sources, including:
  • John Knox Village: JKV.org and www.JKVLife.org. Both sites are updated regularly.
  • Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Health.MO.gov HOTLINE Available for Reporting, Questions & Concerns: 1-877-435-8411
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: kdheks.gov
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov
  • The Village also has a daily email newsletter called e-Blast. To subscribe, please send your request to szeilstra@jkv.org.

Media Releases

Latest Batch of Tests Nets ZERO Positive Results
June 22, 2020 — John Knox Village has confirmed it has zero additional diagnoses of COVID-19 after receiving test results for the two areas of its continuum that had potential exposures to the virus. https://www.jkv.org/no-residents-or-additional-associates-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19-in-latest-batch-of-tests/
JKV Associates Test Positive for the Virus
June 15, 2020 — John Knox Village has learned that five people who work at the Village Care Center have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.  https://www.jkv.org/jkv-staff-members-test-positive-for-covid-19/