City of Coronado

Friday, April 3, 2020
Top News
Coronado Beaches Close at Midnight
All Coronado Beaches are closed for the duration of the public health emergency effective tonight at midnight.

In anticipation of further activity restrictions by the state and County, and in an effort to reduce potential exposure to our public safety personnel as well as the community at large, the Coronado beaches will close this evening at midnight.
New County Directives

San Diego County health officials have ordered that all employees who may have contact with the public in any grocery store, pharmacy or drug store, convenience store, gas station, restaurant shall wear a mask to cover their faces.

The mask requirement was part of an amendment to its March 27 order and goes into effect April 4.

The amended order also requires businesses that allow members of the public to enter a facility to post by midnight April 7 a “Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol” form on each facility open to the public.

The City is working on preparing the form, which will ensure that all required measures are implemented to ensure social distancing at each facility, and will post by the deadline at all City facilities that are open, however limited, to the public, including the beach, parks, City Hall, the Police Department lobby, and Public Services yard.
More Parking Closures Per Health Order

In addition to social distancing standards and protocols, San Diego County's new amended health orders also deal with access to public recreation areas and beaches.

The amended Public Health Order states that parking lots that serve parks, beaches and recreation facilities shall be closed and “all such facilities shall be accessible only from members of the public within walking distance of the facility.”

The City has begun coordinating a plan to restrict parking to parks and beaches. The Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp parking lot will be closed at sunset Friday, April 3. The following parking areas will be closed beginning Monday, April 6: Strand Way from City Hall to Rendova Road; Cays Park parking lot; First Street and D Avenue parking lot (posted no parking but access will be provided to residents); Strand Way parking lot next to the Coronado Yacht Club; Golf Course parking lot; north end of Coronado Cays adjacent to the park and parking area; Bayshore Bikeway parking lot

Other areas set for closure are both sides of Ocean Boulevard and Mullinix, except for permits to allow Sharp Coronado Hospital staff to park; Attu Road adjacent to Silver Strand State Park; Cays Boulevard adjacent to the park; Grand Caribe Causeway from the Cays Fire Station to the cul de sac; and Grand Caribe at the roundabout at Grand Caribe Island.

Other areas also are being evaluated.
State Beach Closed to Public Access

California State Parks has announced additional temporary full closures of parks. Effective at sunset Friday, April 3, in San Diego County, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and the following state beaches are closed until further notice: Cardiff, Carlsbad, San Elijo, Silver Strand, South Carlsbad and Torrey Pines.

A list of the closures can be found online at .
Guidelines, Enforcement for Residents, Businesses

Per San Diego County officials, it is implementing these new guidelines to keep COVID-19 from making more people sick. They include:
  • Residents are strongly encouraged to cover their nose and mouth when leaving home for essential activities, such as grocery shopping, getting gas, visiting convenience stores or pharmacies.
  • The cloth facial coverings do not have to be hospital grade but should cover the nose and mouth. Homemade masks, bandanas, scarves and neck gaiters are acceptable since these items can be washed and reused. Facial coverings don’t need to be used when people are at home.
  • Effective, Saturday, April 4, all employees of essential businesses must wear a facial covering at supermarkets, grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants and pharmacies.
  • All public parks and beaches shall close their parking lots.
  • Law enforcement agencies throughout the region will be out making sure that people who are in public are conducting essential activities and to keep people from being out in groups, especially if they are not members of the same family or household.
  • People who disobey the essential business guideline or who are in groups in public are subject to a misdemeanor ticket. Penalties can be up to a $1,000 fine or 6 months in jail.
City Council Meeting April 7
The April 7 City Council meeting will be held as planned at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. Click the link below for a link to the agenda and information on how to comment in advance. The City also plans to resume certain commission meetings in the coming weeks that will be held virtually: The April 14 Planning Commission meeting; April 15 Historic Resource Commission meeting; and April 22 Design Review Commission meeting. Commissioners will connect using an internet-based meeting ap p. The meeting agendas will be posted as required by law. Members of the public are encouraged to comment in advance. The meetings are subject to cancellation depending on COVID-19.
City Manager's Weekly Update
Essential Steps to Stay Safe
Please Buy Smart, Don’t Overfill Your Cart

These are uncertain times for all of us. We owe a big debt of gratitude to our health care workers, first responders, delivery people and those who provide essential services. They are on the front lines keeping us all safe while we shelter in place to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus in our community and throughout California.

The same is true of our dedicated grocery workers who are working extra hours, away from their families to ensure our grocery stores are stocked and we have what we need.  

We all have been frustrated when we see bare shelves when grocery shopping. Widespread uncertainty has caused consumers to buy more than they need during this naturally stressful time. But Californians can be confident that grocery stores will remain open and that food and essential supplies remain plentiful.

Next time you go shopping please buy only what you need for a week. There is no need to over buy. This will help stores catch up with the increased demand.

Think of it this way: Buy Smart. Don’t Overfill Your Cart. There is enough for all.

We are all looking for some normalcy in our lives and going back to our typical shopping patterns is an important part of that.
Safe at Home but Not Alone
The City began its Safe at Home but Not Alone community outreach to connect with the community through programming on Coronado TV and via social media. The City is broadcasting programs it offers at the Library, Spreckels Center and Community Center such as yoga, Library Story hour, Cultural Arts videos and Recreation dance programs for kids. In partnership with the Library, Recreation Department and Cultural Arts Commission, the City is creating new content daily.
Volunteer Opportunities and Resources
Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N) is a program created through a partnership of local volunteers and your neighbors along with the support of the City of Coronado. N2N is built on neighbors looking out for one another. It's run by local volunteers. You are urged to fill out the information you will be receiving in your mailboxes and return it to your block captain. Residents of the Coronado Shores are encouraged to contact your building manager for information. If you want to participate or need assistance, please contact the N2N program coordinator at or call the Coronado Call Center at (619) 522-6380.
May 12 Coronado Blood Drive
The City of Coronado is partnering with the American Red Cross for a second blood drive on May 12. The April Blood Drive in Coronado filled 90 appointments very quickly. Donors are urgently needed. This event is by appointment only. Click on the image below to make an appointment.
PAWS Needs Foster Volunteers
PAWS Helping Paws is a program that PAWS of Coronado is providing to support local pet owners during the COVID-19 outbreak in the event that they become too ill to care for their animals. If you are not well enough to care for your pet, PAWS is available to provide temporary housing and coordinate foster families as needed to make sure your pets are cared until you are able to do so yourself. Please refer to the program application and checklist for more information or contact us at 619-522-7371 or .

Call Center
The City takes calls from residents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week during this emergency. Coronado has set up a call center to help answer questions and hear the concerns of residents. Please call if you are concerned about a neighbor or family member, have concerns about food and other resources, or if you have questions about our local schools, City services or City business.
You Are Not Alone -- Help is Available
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can provide support for people in distress. Call (800) 273-8255 for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices and building awareness.
Stay Safe, Shop Local
The Coronado Chamber of Commerce and Coronado MainStreet have pages dedicated to local restaurants and businesses, those that are open, their hours, addresses and websites. Check it out if you need a meal or want to know the hours of gas stations, pharmacies and grocery stores. As things are changing hourly, call in advance to be sure a business is open. Thanks to the Chamber and MainStreet for this service.
Stay Informed
The City issues this newsletter – the COVID-19 Update – which contains the latest on the pandemic every weekday via Constant Contact. This is a great way to stay informed with the latest information.

The City's dedicated Coronavirus Information webpage outlines the additional precautionary measures Coronado officials have taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The  page  can be found on the City's website and includes links to the San Diego County Public Health and Human Services Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, which contains information on how to keep safe. Click here to visit the web page.
COVID-19 Health Resources and Links