Covid-19 Update 5-24-21

To:          Oak Meadows staff, tenants & families

From:     Deb Veit

Date:     May 24th,   2021

Re:         COVID update and other information



Dear Oak Meadows staff, tenants and families,



COVID testing:  At this time all COVID testing has been negative in all of the Oak Meadows community.  We will be testing Oak Meadows staff and Ponds tenants again on May 28th beginning at 9:00am. Staff will be first and then we will come around to Ponds tenant apartments.


Everyone:  Please remember to always wear your masks, maintain social distance and wash your hands.   Any tenants who leave the building please use all COVID precautions when out in public. I know that mask mandates are lifting across the state but that does not include recommendations for senior living. 


  • Part of lifting the mask mandates indicates that if you have been vaccinated you can be with others mask free if they have also been vaccinated.  Given the fact that not everyone has been vaccinated we want to respect each other by wearing our masks at all times when out of your apartments.
  • The CDC has not yet lifted mask mandates for senior living buildings. So please remember at this time we will continue to wear masks when out of your apartment.


Important Messages:


  • Our underground garage parking will be cleaned on June 3rd. If you park in the garage please make sure to have your car out of the garage by 7am on the 3rd.  The job should be completed by 5:00pm.


Welcome: Please welcome Elizabeth Miller our new Director of Health Services. On August 1st Oak Meadows will begin providing our own health services in our building and Elizabeth will be leading this endeavor. She brings a wealth of experience and absolutely loves working with seniors!


  • I received word that some folks have misunderstood the transition for Oak Meadows starting their own Home Health services.  Please note that this transition is because of a MN State transition of our licensing process. This legislature change is for all 2600 facilities in the State of MN. Not just for Oak Meadows! 


If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me anytime.



 Deb Veit, Executive Director