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 Expands Independent Living Visitor Policy 

(August 13, 2020)

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 13, Meadowlark loosened the limitations on visitors for residents living in cottages, duplexes, and garden apartments. Independent living residents who reside outside the main building can now have up to two visitors at a time. The number of days will not be restricted and having consistent visitors from week to week will not longer be required.

   All visitors must be screened at the Checkpoint Station at the Tuttle Creek Boulevard entrance between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Visitors should remain in the resident’s cottage, duplex, or garden apartment for the duration of the visit. Please contact  the Hospitality Desk at (785) 323-3847 to make staff aware of your planned visitors.


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.