City of Coronado
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Coronado Vaccination Site Update

The City of Coronado, working with Sharp Coronado Hospital, is providing a walk-up vaccination site in Coronado to help the region more quickly move on to the next phase. Sharp Coronado and the City are listed as a San Diego County vaccine provider. The clinic location is at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. Appointments are required.
  • UPDATE: San Diego County is working to transition to the California Department of Public Health’s My Turn website to make vaccination appointments. My Turn is where you can find out if it is your turn to get vaccinated and schedule vaccination appointments. For now, both the and County’s Vaccination Sites and Locations pages are available to residents to schedule appointments.
  • UPDATE: The County Vaccination Site and Appointments website notes that for those who visited a Sharp location for their first dose and are in need of a second: You will receive an email with a link that will include available dates and locations for you to schedule your second dose within 7 days from your second dose date.
  • UPDATE: All County sites are accepting those in the Phase 1A category as well as people 65 years old and above. Please be patient and keep trying to make an appointment. If Coronado residents do not have a computer or family to help them make an appointment, staff at the City’s Library are available to help. Call (619) 522-7390.
  • UPDATE: Hours at the vaccination site have recently changed. They are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
  • UPDATE: Effective Jan. 23, 2021, and until further notice, the County of San Diego is vaccinating only people who live or work in San Diego County.
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital is running the Coronado vaccine site. The City is providing the facility and some staff members at no charge.
  • It is recommended that you use a browser other than Internet Explorer to complete your appointment registration.
  • Those with appointments are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
  • Those eligible to receive the vaccine are encouraged to first contact their medical providers to receive the vaccine. If you are unable to receive the vaccine from your medical provider, you may make an appointment at any vaccination site.
  • At the time of your appointment, you must present an employee ID badge with your photo.
  • This vaccination location is open to any eligible individuals. There are several other larger locations around the County.
  • The public can call 211 or their healthcare provider if they have additional questions about the rollout or the vaccine.
Outdoor Dining Safety

With San Diego County back in the state’s Purple Tier, which allows for outdoor dining, more restaurants are serving diners under tents to keep out the rain and cold.

Outdoor tents are allowed. However, restaurant owners must consider a tent’s flame-retardant capability, how close a tent can be to buildings, ventilation, maximum occupancy and the use of nearby cooking or heating equipment, among other requirements.

The City wants business owners to be aware of these requirements before they invest money in a type of tent that is not allowed. The Coronado Fire Department has a handout (see link below) that details the City and California Fire Code requirements on the installation and use of tents and how to obtain a City permit for their temporary use. The City also has a link below to a handout on the use of portable outdoor gas-fired heating appliances. 

Fire Department personnel are available to answer questions, review plans and make recommendations. Permit applications for tents are available online using the link below.

Education is the key and the Fire Department has begun a concerted effort to provide information to and work with restaurants and other businesses to run safe operations in compliance with fire codes. Local health departments may have additional requirements to consider. Additionally, the City may order the tents removed. For more information, call (619) 522-7374.
Removal of Curbside Takeout Signs

During the state's Regional Stay Home Order, the City of Coronado offered curbside pickup spaces for restaurants while on-premises dining was closed. Last week, the order was lifted and restaurants throughout San Diego County were able to resume outdoor dining. Public Services crew will be removing the curbside pickup signs this week and will place them in storage. 
Next Blood Drive Set for February

The City of Coronado and the American Red Cross have scheduled the second blood drive for 2021. This next drive will be held on a weekend, Sunday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John D. Spreckels Center, 1019 Seventh St. All blood donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies. In 2020, the City sponsored nine blood drives, that attracted 367 participants of which 159 were first time donors. Coronado had the highest collection total for the year in the Central-South San Diego region.
COVID-19 Information

The City is working diligently to provide the latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic. The City issues a newsletter on an as-needed basis with news, resources, features and information on how Coronado is working to help stop the spread of the virus. To subscribe to the COVID-19 Update, click on this link to see a copy of the newsletter than click subscribe and provide your email address. News may also be found on the City’s website: You can follow the City on social media and check the City of Coronado COVID-19 page.
COVID-19 Health Resources and Links