Daybreak continues to accept new clients and has implemented precautionary measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities and in our community. The health of our clients and staff is a top priority and we are following our local and state health departments, as well as, the CDC’s safety recommendations.

Daybreak’s COVID Procedures:

All employees and clients are being screened daily for COVID-19 related symptoms. They are asked a series of health questions and their temperature is tested daily. These health screenings are mandatory.

Incoming Client Screening Process:

All new, incoming clients and families are being phone screened prior to admission and upon arrival. Questions include:

  • Are you feeling sick?
  • Is anyone in your family sick?
  • Have you, or someone close to you been exposed to someone with COVID-19?
  • Do you have a fever?
  • Do you have a new cough?
  • Do you have trouble breathing or shortness of breath?
  • Do you have a new sore throat?
  • Do you have a runny nose?

If any new potential clients answer yes to one or more of these questions, they will not be admitted to Daybreak. If a client arrives to begin treatment and they have any of the COVID-19 related symptoms, they will be sent home with their parent or guardian until symptoms subside, at which point, they can resume the admissions process.

Current Client Screening Process:

All current clients will be checked for a temperature daily. If their temperature is higher than 100.4 and/or they are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, they will be moved to an isolation room and will be monitored by Daybreak’s nursing staff. We will be monitoring all clients for:

  • Fever
  • New cough
  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • New sore throat
  • A runny nose

Employee Screening Process:

All staff are screened daily in each facility’s lobby prior to entering any of our units. All employees will be checked for a temperature. If the temperature is higher than 100.4, staff will be asked to return home immediately. Additionally, the following health questions will be asked daily:

  • Do you have trouble breathing or shortness of breath?
  • Do you have a new cough?
  • Do you have a new sore throat?
  • Do you have a runny nose?

If an employee answers yes to any of these questions, they will be sent home immediately and will not return until it is safe for them to return to work.

Additional COVID-19 Procedures:

  • In order to practice good social distancing and reduce the spread of the virus, we are currently halting all family visitations and facility tours.
  • Daybreak has terminated client outings for group meetings and other activities that would bring them in close contact with others.
  • Daybreak administrators and office personnel are currently working from home, whenever possible, to minimize the spread of the virus.
  • Daybreak has implemented Telehealth services for the delivery of Outpatient and Wraparound with Intensive Service(WISe) teams to ensure the safety of our clients and their families.
  • Daybreak is practicing social distancing and proper hygiene recommendations set by the CDC and other state health officials.
  • Daybreak will continue to monitor and make changes as needed to ensure the safety and health of our clients and staff.

During good times and difficult times, like this, we must remain steadfast to our mission and remember why Daybreak exists; to save the lives of young people by demonstrating love and bringing hope and healing for their future. This is the foundation that guides our practices as we adjust to the challenges we face with the coronavirus to maintain a safe environment for our staff and the youth we serve. Our clients, their families, and our communities are counting on Daybreak to continue fulfilling our mission, particularly in the face of the anxiety we are seeing today.