Daybreak Coronavirus Updates

This page last updated May 1. Please see most recent news article published May 20 for current information.  

The Association would like to reassure residents that we are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and will take precautions to ensure the health and safety of residents. We will follow local government recommendations in responding and assist in their efforts to limit the spread of the virus. Visit the City’s website for information on public closures. See below for Daybreak's latest announcements.

DCC and Association Office Continued Closure through Moderate Risk Phase 

The Governor recently moved the state from the red to orange or moderate risk category in response to the current COVID-19 situation. In the Governor’s Phased Guidelines plan for gyms and fitness centers, within the Moderate or Orange Risk category, it states:
"Recommended closure of fitness centers and gyms; if open, fitness centers and gyms should follow strict distancing and cleaning guidance."

After careful thought and great consideration for the health and safety our residents and staff, the Board has chosen not to open the DCC or Association office during the Orange or Moderate Risk Phase as recommended in the Phased Guidelines. The closure will remain until the risk is further reduced; as we progress towards the Low or Yellow Risk Phase. Staff are also finishing painting projects and installation of new flooring in the spin room at the DCC before the facility reopens. Association staff continue to work remotely and on site, answering resident questions, addressing concerns and conducting the business of the association. Note that this continues to be a fluid situation and as a result, operating procedures may change as new information becomes available.

Summer Amenity Opening Preparation
During this unprecedented time, many residents are concerned about the opening of summer amenities. The Association would like to reassure residents that the Board and management team are working on various operating scenarios, giving great consideration to the health and safety of both residents and staff while following mandates issued by the State and the Salt Lake County Health Department during this time. Staff are preparing the pools, watercraft rentals and other summer amenities in hopes to open as scheduled, Memorial Day Weekend. However, we are waiting for updates from the State Health Department for recommendations on operating procedures. Once a plan is established that follows these guidelines, we will inform residents of any updates. 

Second Quarter Assessments
Due April 1 

We realize that there are some homeowners in Daybreak who may be experiencing a hardship and unable to pay their second quarter assessments. We strongly encourage these homeowners to reach out to the association office to discuss payment plan options to avoid late fees and suspension of amenities. Please email your request to and an association team member will respond shortly.

At this time, there are no reductions in assessments due to the closure of the Daybreak Community Center or the community playgrounds per the Salt Lake County Health Department Order 2020-03. The board continues to monitor the crisis situation as it evolves and are focused on creating safe environments for residents while continuing to provide service to the community.

There are a number of hard costs to consider including staffing, utilities, loan payments, and contract services that the association remains responsible for and it would not be fiscally responsible for the board to reduce assessments until the full scope of the event and potential expenses (including additional sanitation costs and reserves against unpaid dues and other revenue shortfalls) are realized. Though a few facilities are temporarily closed, the majority of Daybreak’s parks and open spaces which encompass a large portion of the annual operating budget remain open. It is the intention of the board and the management company to continue maintaining these areas for the enjoyment of all residents.

Consumer Federal Protection Bureau is there if you have trouble paying your bills, or loans, or paying on time, there may be a number of options to help, especially if you reach out early to your lenders or creditors.

Association Office Temporarily Closed
Due to the recent stay home, stay safe directive from the governor, the Daybreak Community Association office is temporarily closed to residents and the public. The Association is dedicated to maintaining service levels throughout this time.
Here is what this means for residents:
  • All staff are working from home so please feel free to reach out with any questions.
  • Residents can call the main association line and leave a message. Staff will return your call as quickly as possible.
  • Residents may also email with questions or requests.
  • While the office is closed, residents can drop off checks and other materials in the dropbox outside the main office door. Staff will check this box daily.
  • Design review applications continue to be processed and the committee will review these applications via videoconferencing during scheduled meeting dates.
  • The operations and maintenance teams will continue to complete assignments, including trash and dog waste station disposal. We do highly encourage residents to pack out what they and pack in to limit waste.

Parks, Open Spaces, Trails and Playgrounds

Recently, the Salt Lake County Health Department updated their Phased Health Guidelines to reflect a shift to the Moderate or Orange Phase and to further help limit the spread of COVID-19. At this time, the board is asking all residents to adhere to the Health Department guidelines for the safety of all residents within the community.

Effective immediately and until further notice please adhere to the Health Department Guidelines as follows:
• Face coverings worn in settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
• Follow strict hygiene standards, including:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover coughs or sneezes (e.g. into a tissue, sleeve, or elbow; not hands)
  • Regularly clean high-touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, counters, light switches, remote controls, restroom surfaces)
  • Follow any other standards promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Utah Department of Health, and local health department

• Playgrounds remain closed under the Moderate Risk or Orange Phase of the Governor’s Phased Health Guidelines
• Do not shake hands
• Leave home infrequently, stay 6 feet away from others households when outside the home
• In-person interactions limited to individual households and those who have been following recommended distancing/hygiene guidelines;
• Do not touch high-touch surfaces, including handrails, light standards, etc.
• Do not congregate at trailheads, parks, or other outdoor spaces
• Do not engage in close-contact or team sports
• Do not share equipment with others
• Sport fields and courts may be open but should be used individually or only by members of the same household

Temporary Schedules For Daybreak Local Businesses
Help support Daybreak's local restaurants with curbside or delivery service. All orders must be paid for in advance via credit card. No cash accepted. Tips are greatly appreciated.  See Temporary Schedule

Volunteer To Help Neighbors! 

Many residents have offered to volunteer their time, services or supplies to neighbors in need. We would love to help coordinate these efforts and connect residents. 
Are you able to volunteer services or supplies? (Grocery shopping, baby sitting, food)
Fill out this form  and we will do our best to connect you with any residents in need.

Are you in need of services or supplies? Please let us know what you need in this form and we will do our best to connect you with a neighbor who can help. 

Free Fitness Videos
Our lovely fitness instructors have put together free workout videos for residents to do from their homes. We have a new playlist on our YouTube channel so check it out as we add more videos throughout this social distancing situation. 

Daybreak Community Center Closed Until Further Notice
The Board has decided to temporarily close the Daybreak Community Center until further notice. The Board will review the situation as the State re-evaluates its recommendations. Staff can still answer phone calls are all have been offered ways to maintain their current employment hours. Facilities managers are using this closure as an opportunity to complete projects that are difficult to do when the DCC is open to residents. The building has also been professionally disinfected so it will be ready for residents to return.  

Garden Park  
The Garden Park Village sub-association board has decided to suspend rental of the clubhouse facility for two weeks as well. Any residents with current bookings will be contacted individually. The clubhouse is closed and any resident activities are canceled until March 30. 

SpringHouse Village
The Spring House Village sub-association board has decided to suspend events for residents until further notice. Please contact your community manager for further details.
If additional facilities, services or events need to be closed or canceled, the Association will notify residents as soon as the decision is made by the Board. 
SL County Health Department - Public Health Order

Salt Lake County Health Department issued an update on its order aligning Salt Lake County with the "Moderate Risk" or "Orange Guidelines" set forth in the State of Utah's Phased Guidelines for the General Public and Businesses to Maximize Public Health and Economic Reactivation.

Please visit the Utah's Moderate Risk Phase for more information

Additional Resources 

Report Public Health Order Concerns
If you believe the Salt Lake County Public Health Order is not being followed you can report your concern here.

The Governor's Coronavirus Directive for Utah FAQ's

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