Why won't Do Not Disturb allow exceptions to work?


AC Question

Do Not Disturb will NOT allow exceptions to work

I have my Galaxy 5.0 with Verizon set on Do Not Disturb during work hours.
I have the exceptions checked for Alarms, Messages,
Calls and/or Messages from Favorite contacts only
Events and Reminders

I set my timer each day for breaks and lunch. After the latest update, none of the exceptions go through during the Do Not Disturb times. Everything is blocked, favorite contacts as well as the sound of the timer when break or lunch time is up. The timer alerts without sound. It is very frustrating to have to toggle between Do Not Disturb to hear the timer alarm on breaks and lunch.
Is there a fix for this?