Meadowlark Hills, the largest retirement community in the Manhattan area, established a checkpoint station Wednesday to start screening all traffic coming into its campus.
Starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Meadowlark is screening all traffic at the Tuttle Creek Boulevard entrance. Meadowlark closed the campus to visitors March 13 and closed its Kimball Avenue entrance on March 19 in an effort to keep its residents safe from the coronavirus.
As of Tuesday, there are no cases suspected at Meadowlark. The retirement community said in a release that although much about the virus is unknown, but it is known that older adults with underlying medical conditions are at the highest risk for the most serious forms of infection associated with COVID-19.
“This is a spooky time we’re living in right now,” said Meadowlark CEO Lonnie Baker. “Our team intends to take every possible precaution to support the safety, health, and wellness of those who call the Meadowlark campus home. Initiating the checkpoint station is the next step in establishing enhanced security.”
While the campus is closed to visitors, Sarah Duggan, Meadowlark community relations director, encouraged loved ones to “communicate with residents in other ways than in-person visits like video chat, telephone, or social media.”