City of Coronado

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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March 24, 2020

The Port of San Diego has announced that in an effort to help minimize the spread of and exposure to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), it is closing public parks around San Diego Bay, which includes beaches, parking lots, piers, and boat launches. The decision is effective immediately to further discourage nonessential gatherings of any size.

Per the Port:

Closed signs are being posted at Port parks, parking lots, beaches and boat launches, and Port of San Diego Harbor Police will be working to educate the public about the closures and what is and isn’t allowed. Public access walkways, sidewalks, and promenades are open to allow exercise – walking, running, and cycling – which is permitted under the State of California’s stay at home order, so long as a socially safe distance of six feet is maintained from people who aren’t part of the same household.

List of local Port parks and facilities that are now closed until further notice:

• Coronado Landing Park (includes beach)
• Coronado Tidelands Park (includes beach)
• Grand Caribe Shoreline Park
March 24, 2020

The City has suspended the provisions of Coronado Municipal Code Section 48.04.120 that permit a fire on the beach or in a portable fire ring or barbecue due to information public safety officials are receiving that proper social distancing is not being maintained at the North Beach fire rings. The City is taking this action pursuant to CMC 2.50.060 A. 6. a. and suspending beach fires beginning Tuesday, March 24, and lasting until the declaration of a local emergency has been suspended.
March 24, 2020

The City continues to evaluate the impact of the closure of beaches up the coast due to COVID-19 and concerns over maintaining social distancing. The City has posted signage at the beach encouraging people to stay at home and to not congregate. The City has removed exercise equipment on the beach and closed parking lots at Avenida Lunar and Avenida de las Arenas. The City will continue to monitor the size and activities at the beach.
March 24, 2020

According to the Port of San Diego website, the Port’s 22 public parks are open. However, the parking lot around the Port’s Tidelands Park was closed on Tuesday, March 24. The website also noted that the Port is “closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as needed.” Tow-away signs have been posted.
March 23, 2020

Effective March 23, 2020, State Parks has temporarily closed vehicular traffic to parks experiencing high visitation. A list of impacted parks does not include Silver Strand State Beach, which remains open for daytime visitors. The campground is closed.

Per state health officials, those wishing to take a break in the outdoors are advised to walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods and walk to parks. Most importantly, the public is being asked not to congregate in the outdoors.

Click on the link below for more information or for any changes.
March 24, 2020

The Coronado Police Department has announced that it will only release property to those who want to claim stolen or lost property, for example, by appointment. There will be no walk-in releases and those arriving without an appointment will be instructed to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be made by calling (619) 522-7345.

Additionally, the signing off of citations written for correctable violations has been suspended at this time. These actions are being taken to reduce contacts and potential exposure.

Business Information
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.
Volunteer Opportunities
Many people in Coronado want to volunteer to help their Coronado neighbors. The City is working to develop a volunteer coordination plan to deliver resources and services while minimizing the spread of the illness. The City is working with clubs, organizations and churches to identify those who may have needs and match them with resources. If you know of someone who needs to be checked on or has a need please, contact the call center at (619) 522-6380. 
All Sharp HealthCare facilities, including Coronado, will be starting a donation drive March 25, 2020, for Personal Protective Equipment – masks, gowns, gloves. There is a drive-thru donation box outside the main entry here in Coronado.
The American Red Cross will old a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Coronado Community Center. See flier below. To schedule an appointment, log onto The Red Cross is closely monitoring COVID-19. The Red Cross urgently needs planned blood drives to run as planned.
Coronavirus Information Webpage
The City has created a dedicated web page that 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.
Coronado Call Center
Coronado has set up a call center to help answer questions and hear the concerns of residents. Please call (619) 522-6380 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. Don't hesitate to call us. The call center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

(619) 522-6380
Safe at Home but Not Alone
The City advises residents to practice “social distancing” to help stop the progression of a pandemic. However, just because we cannot physically gather does not mean we cannot connect. On March 20, the City will begin 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 will begin broadcasting programs it typically offers at the Library, Spreckels Center and Community Center such as chair 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. The City is engaging staff, local creatives and teachers to provide programming that otherwise would not be available to our citizens during this time.

Library Services
Although closed, the Coronado Public Library continued to offer services to the community including access to eBooks, audio-books, movies and magazines. Online services are still available. A lot of people are asking about how to get a Coronado Public Library card at this time. This is how: Fill in an application online through our website,  Then take a photo of your California or Military ID on your phone and email it to We will email back a barcode number and a temporary PIN. Physical cards will be held for pickup when the library reopens. If you have any questions, call (619) 522-7390.
Animal Care Facility
The Coronado Animal Care Facility has suspended adoptions. PAWS of Coronado staff, who run the facility on behalf of the City, will take care of the animals with adjusted procedures to make sure it is operated in a safe manner. If anyone from the community needs animal services, such as help with relinquishments, impound pick-ups and adoptions, PAWS is asking people to call (619) 522-7371. PAWS is suspending the processing of licenses at this time and will notify the community when this service is once again available
Stay Informed, Coronado
Stay Informed Coronado Do you like being in the know? Do you know what’s going on in Coronado? However, you like to get your city news, Coronado has many ways for you to get it. Do you like Twitter? We are active on  Twitter . Do you prefer  Facebook ? Like us to keep up. Maybe you prefer a text message for traffic advisories. Sign up for the  City’s Police Department Nixle account . What about an email reminder that a meeting is coming up or the council agenda is online? We have that, too, through our  eNotification system . Of course, almost all of that can be found online in the City Manager’s Weekly Update, a compendium of all the news and events that are going on or coming up in Coronado. You can sign up to receive an email as soon as it is published online or you can visit the City’s website on Friday at noon and find it there. Finally, don’t forget to check the City’s  new website , where you can find news and information that affects residents, businesses and visitors.