COVID-19 Updates

See below for more information about the current limitations and developments for Meadowlark's COVID-19 response. Archived newsletters and press releases are included at the bottom of this page.


Current Campus Restrictions

Masks are not required for staff, residents, and visitors in independent living and community center spaces, including Prairie Star Restaurant. 

Mandatory masking will continue in all licensed areas. Household residents and families should contact the coordinator of their living area for up-to-date restrictions in long-term care and assisted living. 

All staff, residents, and visitors should remain vigilant in staying healthy. Regular handwashing and use of hand sanitizer should continue. If you are feeling ill, please remain home. Meadowlark continues to keep infection control as a top priority, including usage of PPE when appropriate and sanitizing surfaces frequently.

In January 2021, the Synexis Biodefense System was installed in common areas throughout our campus. The system features Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP) technology, which has been proven to safely and effectively mitigate viruses, bacteria, mold, and insects, both in the air and on surfaces. Meadowlark is fortunate to have such a system in place as another tool for infection control. 

Since our initial vaccine clinics in early 2021, leadership at Meadowlark has continued to encourage and educate on the importance of receiving a vaccine as staff members are able. Booster shot administration began last October, and many doses have been offered in between to unvaccinated staff members. Last month, the vaccine mandate for healthcare entities was upheld and our teams mobilized to meet the requirement. The mandate includes staff, vendors, and volunteers, and currently 100 percent of staff are in compliance.  

If you have questions regarding these restrictions, please contact Jayme Minton at or by calling (785) 313-0454.

Masking at Meadowlark

Masks are optional for staff, visitors, and independent living residents. Please stay home if you are feeling sick.

Protocols and procedures are different for residents and guests in long-term care and assisted living areas.

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 is published each week on 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.