Coronavirus response

March 30, 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey issued a new executive order on Monday, March 30 ordering all Arizona residents to remain in their homes for the next month except for essential needs.

Therefore, DC Ranch is following the recommendations of federal and state public health agencies and taking additional steps to help reduce the risk and slow the spread of the virus.

  • Desert Camp and the Homestead Community Centers are closed until at least April 30.
    • This includes meeting, fitness and locker rooms, restrooms, swimming pools, playgrounds, basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, splashpad, patio, and veranda. Residents will not have access into the buildings. We are completing some community center maintenance and improvement projects during this closure.
  • The Ranch Offices on Market Street will be closed beginning Wednesday, April 1 through at least April 30.
    • Security, emergency personnel, landscape and maintenance staff will continue to serve residents.
    • All exterior modification requests, inspections and open house assistance have been suspended indefinitely.
  • Community Council, Ranch Association, and Covenant Commission employees are working regular schedules remotely from home and can be reached by phone and email. Contact information is located on the staff directory page of the DC Ranch website.
  • Playgrounds are CLOSED
  • All events, programs and club gatherings have been canceled through April.
    • For a complete list of cancellations, please visit the DCRanch.com calendar page.
    • Events through May 10 with more than 50 people are canceled, including The Homestead Playhouse performances.
    • The need to cancel or modify future programming and facility operations will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
  • Private event rentals at the community centers are canceled through April. No new rental requests will be accepted until further notice.

Additional guidance
The leadership team is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)World Health Organization (WHO) and Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) updates regarding COVID-19 and following their recommendations on the appropriate health and safety measures.

DC Ranch recognizes the seriousness of this situation, and should circumstances change – whether based on a governmental decree or otherwise – we will examine all options necessary for the safety and well-being of residents.

Please care for yourself and for those around you and continue to adhere to the preventative measures as recommended by public health officials.

Our community is strong, and we look forward to reengaging as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, as official guidelines continue to evolve, please check your email and DCRanch.com/coronavirus for updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DC Ranch staff by phone at 480-513-1500 or email at communications.team@dcranchinc.com.

March 20, 2020

Effective March 24, Modification Committee meetings will be held via teleconference, until further notice. Meeting materials for items of discussion will be emailed to all participants. Any resident wanting to join the meeting should contact terri.raimondi@dcranchinc.com in advance of the meeting.

March 19, 2020

Click here for a list of DC Ranch area businesses that are open and closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

March 18, 2020

Click here to view the Arizona Parks & Recreation Association statement on using parks and open space while maintaining social distancing.

March 17, 2020

DC Ranch announces additional closures and cancellations due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

DC Ranch leadership has been closely following events and public health recommendations surrounding the outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The safety of residents remains our top priority.

Therefore, we are following the recommendations of federal and state public health agencies and taking additional steps to help reduce the risk and slow the spread of the virus.

Please care for yourself and for those around you and continue to adhere to the preventative measures as recommended by public health officials.

Our community is strong, and we look forward to reengaging as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, as official guidelines continue to evolve, please check your email and DCRanch.com/coronavirus for updates.

Closures and cancellations

  • Desert Camp and the Homestead community centers are closed until at least March 31.
    • This includes meeting, fitness and locker rooms, restrooms, swimming pools, playgrounds, basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, splashpad, patio, and veranda. Residents will not have access into the buildings. We are making an effort to complete some community center maintenance and improvement projects during this closure.
  • The cancellation of ALL events, programs and club gatherings has been extended through April. Refunds will be issued.
    • Cancellations include, but are not limited to, Eggstravaganza, all fitness classes, all card clubs, Speakers Series, Grapenuts, Food Truck Night, Reel Deal, Living with the Desert Seminar, Fourth Fridays, Starlight Concert, Desert Affair and Meditation Mondays.
    • For a complete list of cancellations, please visit the DCRanch.com calendar page for March and April.
  • Events through May 10 with more than 50 people are canceled, including The Homestead Playhouse performances.
  • The need to cancel or modify future programming and facility operations will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
  • The Ranch Offices on Market Street are open with limited staffing. Please call or email with requests for service. Appointments can be scheduled by phone or email if a meeting is necessary.
  • Private event rentals at the community centers are canceled through April.

Parks and Playgrounds
Being outdoors is important for health and wellness. However, playgrounds may not be ideal places to visit right now.

While viruses tend to spread less effectively outdoors, emerging evidence suggests that in a laboratory, COVID-19 can stay on different surfaces for hours to days.

In addition, playgrounds can be places where lots of children and adults congregate, making it hard to keep social distance.

More generally, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises, “Discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places while school is dismissed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.”

If it’s possible, consider a walk outside or adventure in nature as alternatives.

Additional guidance

The leadership team is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)World Health Organization (WHO) and Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) updates regarding COVID-19 and following their recommendations on the appropriate health and safety measures.

DC Ranch recognizes the seriousness of this situation, and should circumstances change – whether based on a governmental decree or otherwise – we will examine all options necessary for the safety and well-being of residents.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DC Ranch staff by phone at 480-513-1500 or email at communications.team@dcranchinc.com.

March 12, 2020

DC Ranch response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

DC Ranch leadership has been closely following events and public health recommendations surrounding the outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The safety of residents remains our top priority.

Therefore, we are taking steps to reduce the risk for everyone.

  • As a precaution, we have canceled all events, programs and club gatherings through March. Refunds will be issued.
  • Cancellations include, but are not limited to, the Starlight Concert on March 13, all fitness classes, all card clubs, Lifelong Learning, Program and Events Open House, Food Truck Night, Fourth Fridays, Wildflower Walk, Meet the Candidates Night, Meditation Mondays and the Home and Landscape Expo.
  • For a complete list of cancellations, please visit the dcranch.com calendar page.
  • The need to cancel or modify future programming and facility operations will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
  • Beginning Friday, March 13, Desert Camp Community Center will remain open for limited drop-in use from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. During those hours, residents will continue to have access to the swimming pools, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, meeting rooms, lobby and playground.
  • Due to the cancellation of programs, The Homestead Community Center is closed until further notice.
  • The Ranch Offices on Market Street are open, and DC Ranch staff will continue to maintain their regular business hours.
  • Private rentals, drop-ins and clubs will be accommodated; However, set up for those activities will be the responsibility of the residents.
  • Residents who feel sick or have any flu-like symptoms are asked to please not use community facilities.

The leadership team is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) updates regarding COVID-19 and following their recommendations on the appropriate health and safety measures. We have well-established hygiene standards and daily cleaning procedures for our facilities.

DC Ranch recognizes the seriousness of this situation, and should circumstances change – whether based on a governmental decree or otherwise – we will examine all options necessary for the safety and well-being of residents.

Please care for yourself and for those around you and continue to adhere to the preventative measures as recommended by public health officials.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DC Ranch staff by phone at 480-513-1500 or email at communications.team@dcranchinc.com.