COVID-19 Special Message


Let's Get Manhattan Back - How to Protect Yourself and Others

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. 

Meadowlark Reports First COVID-19 Associated Death

(July 30, 2020)

MANHATTAN, KAN. – The Meadowlark family is deeply saddened to share a long-time resident passed away Wednesday, July 29. This is the first COVID-19 associated death as a result of the recent outbreak identified within Meadowlark, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Manhattan.

During this difficult time for family and Meadowlark caregivers, the organization thanks the Manhattan community for their continued support. Meadowlark leadership is pleased and appreciative to see members of our community utilizing masks when they are out in public. Mask usage will continue to aid in decreasing the number of positive results in Riley County each day.

Nursing home residents are at an incredibly high risk when faced with the novel coronavirus and the frailest of those are at the greatest risk. Other individuals who were positive in relation to the July 17 report have since tested negative and the individuals who displayed symptoms are improving.

The organization will continue to follow recommendations from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and local health officials to ensure best practices.



Riley County Health Department Issues New Local Health Order: Click Here

Message from Lonnie Baker, CEO (6/1/2020): Click Here

Gov. Laura Kelly Announces Transition to Phase 2: Click Here

Pizazz Salon Re-Opening with Precautions, June 1: Click Here for Full Article

We Are Meadowlark - A Tribute to the Meadowlark Team: Video

Message from Lonnie Baker, CEO (5/4/2020): Click Here

Gov. Kelly extends Stay Home order through 5/3/2020: Click Here

Message from Lonnie Baker, CEO (4/6/2020): Video

Message from The Masked Minton (4/6/2020): Video

COVID-19 Update on KMAN with Lonnie Baker (4/4/2020): Audio 

Message from Check Point Safety Officer Jayme Minton (4/1/2020): Video

Manhattan Mercury article, 3/31/2020: Click Here

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

Stay informed

Meadowlark residents can tune into Touchtown, television channel 1960, for updated information regarding Meadowlark’s COVID-19 response and procedures. The Meadowlark Messenger will be published each week on Monday and Thursday. 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.