COVID-19 Special Message

Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. This includes: older adults (over the age of 65) and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, lung disease, and/or diabetes. 

What is Social Distancing PSA: Video

That's the Point PSA: Video

Gov. Kelly issues temporarty statewide Stay Home order, effective @ 12:01 a.m. 3/31/2020: Click Here

Riley County Stay At Home Order, @ midnight 3/29/2020: Click Here

Geary County Stay At Home Order, @ midnight 3/28/2020: Click Here

Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Riley, County, Kansas: The case was confirmed the morning of Thursday, March 26, 2020. The person is a Manhattan resident. The Riley County Health Department is still working on the details of this case.

Manhattan Mercury, Letter to the Editor, 3/24/2020: Click Here

Manhattan Mercury article, 3/23/2020: Click Here

Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Pottawatomie County, Kansas
UPDATED: The confirmed case from Friday, March 20, 2020 originally credited to Riley County was updated to reflect Pottawatomie County as the home county of the resident with COVID-19. At this time, Meadowlark staff does not believe we have any additional risk. There are no cases within the resident population or staff, clients, or patients at Meadowlark. Residents are strongly encouraged to stay home and avoid gathering in groups. Any individual leaving campus should contact the Hospitality Desk at (785) 323-3847 to communicate their plans. COVID-19 precautions will continue to increase on campus as the situation develops.
 
Kimball Avenue Entrance Closed to All Traffic
All authorized vehicle traffic should enter the Meadowlark campus from the Tuttle Creek Boulevard entrance. Meadowlark's Kimball Avenue drive is closed. The Meadowlark team asks the public to help us limit the foot and vehicle traffic on the Meadowlark campus as a part of the COVID-19 precautions.
 
Exterior Doors Locked Until Further Notice
All exterior doors to Meadowlark’s main building will be locked 24 hours a day until further notice. All traffic, including residents, should access the building through the main entrance. The Hospitality Desk will be staffed 24 hours a day during this period of limited access. Should a resident choose to leave campus for any purpose, they will be screened upon return to Meadowlark through the main entrance. Remember, do no prop any exterior door open. These increased precautions are additional pro-active steps to lessen the chance of COVID-19 being brought to Meadowlark’s campus.
 
Stay informed
Meadowlark residents can tune into Touchtown, television channel 1960, for updated information regarding Meadowlark’s COVID-19 response and procedures. The Meadowlark team will continue to follow the situation as it develops and use CDC and CMS recommendations to guide organizational decisions. For more information, please call (785) 537-4610.