City of Coronado
COVID-19 UPDATE

Monday, April 13, 2020
Top News
Hometown Heroes Event Moved to November

The City's next Hometown Banner Program honoring Coronado veterans has been postponed due to the public health emergency and will be held in the fall.

The spring event was set for May 16 but under the current stay at home orders, the Avenue of Heroes Committee and the City decided to move the celebration to Nov. 7, when the next event is planned.

The Hometown Banner Program is a military service recognition program sponsored by the City of Coronado. Nominations are accepted on a continuing basis and anyone is encouraged to nominate a deserving veteran – living or deceased – that lives or has lived in Coronado. 

The Hometown Banners honoring Coronado veterans are displayed along Third and Fourth streets from Orange Avenue to Naval Air Station North Island, which has been designated the Avenue of Heroes by the City of Coronado. 
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

This week, April 12-18, Coronado Police celebrate and recognize the hardworking dispatchers and invite the community to learn more about the jobs of the City's eight full- and one part-time dispatchers.

Dispatchers serve as a vital link between our community and our law enforcement, fire, and medical personnel. Dispatchers act as a critical lifeline to first responders and are the unsung everyday heroes who are always there to answer the call.

Calls for service have increased due to the current pandemic as people have questions and concerns about the ever-changing circumstances. In an effort to help those on the front lines who are coming face to face with the public, Coronado dispatchers began screening callers including asking about their travels and current health symptoms to identify any potential risks for police or fire department personnel. While most people are staying home or telecommuting, Dispatchers are hard at work 24/7, and putting their community first.

Coronado Police Dispatchers answer approximately 8,000 calls per year here in Coronado. They are the best at multitasking, taking calls from residents, providing information to responding police and fire personnel and tracking it all on the Computer Aided Dispatch system. Coronado's dispatchers often stay on the line with callers to provide instructions, help the caller to remain calm, and gather further information to pass on to first responders.

The City Council typically honors the dispatchers at a meeting with a proclamation. All ceremonial presentations have been put on hold during the public health emergency. The City thanks the dispatchers for doing a great job.
Osher Lecture Series Opportunity

The John D. Spreckels Center is pleased to offer an Osher lecture for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have never participated in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lectures, this is a rare opportunity. The next topic, “US-China Great Power Competition - China’s Emergence as the Techno-Security State," is available now through Sunday, April 19. Through a partnership with the University of California San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, each Monday throughout the public health emergency the Spreckels Center will release a new pre-recorded Osher lecture.

This lecture examines the enormous challenge the United States and the rest of the world face in dealing with long-term strategic competition with China in the technological-economic-security nexus. The presentation considers the lessons of the late-twentieth-century Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union and what insights they provide today. An appreciation of the close relationship between geo-strategic and geo-economic competition will be useful in understanding the long-term challenge posed by China as it seeks to become the world’s leading technological and military power.
 
Tai Ming Cheung is the director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, headquartered at UCSD, and a professor at the UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy, where he teaches courses on Asian security, Chinese security, and technology. A former journalist based in Hong Kong, he received his Ph.D. from Kings College, London University.
Virtual Meetings Set for This Week

Two commission meetings will resume this week and will be held virtually. The Planning Commission meeting is set for Tuesday, April 14, ant 3 p.m. The next meeting will be the Historic Resource Commission meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. The Design Review Commission meeting will be held April 22. Commissioners will be using an internet-based meeting app that allows them participate without being physically present. Each meeting will be shown live on Coronado TV (Spectrum 19/AT&T 99) or on the City's website.
Weekly Update Video
FEATURE
Protecting the Golf Course:
A Valued Public Asset
The City has been receiving complaints from the community about dogs running loose around the Coronado Golf Course and people on bikes racing over the greens. Dogs can burn the grass and a lot of damage can be done with bicycles on the sensitive greens.

The City understands the need for people to get out during this public health emergency for exercise and stress reduction. We all are adhering to the stay at home mandate. However, the management of the Golf Course turf is time-consuming and extensive. Many hours go into ensuring the turf is in top condition. Preserving the greens involves proper watering, fertilizing, weeding, aerating and trimming.

The majority of Coronado residents understand and respect the valuable asset that is the Coronado Golf Course. Disturbing the turf is a form of vandalism. It can make the course unplayable and cost more to maintain at a time when staffing is limited, and golf revenues are down.

There are ways to exercise that do not put public property at risk. Residents may walk, run and bike in their neighborhoods, and visit but not loiter at parks. If you are unable to walk to a park, you should not drive there. The Coronado Golf Course is not a park.

We are all in this together. We need everyone’s help. If you see dogs running unleashed, anyone out riding bikes on the greens or otherwise harming the course, we ask that you call the Police Department at the non emergency number, (619) 522-7350. Please be observant and help us protect this valued part of the community.

Signs will be posted in the coming days to let people know that the Coronado Golf Course is closed.
CITY OF CORONADO
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Neighbor to Neighbor Program
Neighbor to Neighbor

The Neighbor to Neighbor, or N2N, program is a new venture created through a partnership of local volunteers and your neighbors along with the support of the City to help people look out for one another.The program is run by local volunteers and services four areas in Coronado -- the Cays, the Shores, the Village and Navy Housing. Each area has a different approach in organizing. If you are interested in helping or if you need help, call the Cays organizer Dawn Richards at (301) 535-5832 or email her at DawnRichardsN2N@icloud.com. In the Village area there is still a need for more block captains. If you live in the Village on one of the pink blocks on the map below, contact Amy Steward at asteward1@me.com or call her at (619) 972-5509. Residents of the Coronado Shores are encouraged to contact building managers for information and assistance. Shores resident Kathleen Hanlon is also attending the N2N weekly leadership briefings and can be reached at kathleen.hanlon@yahoo.com. Residents in Navy Housing may contact Eve Depree at evedepree@hotmail.com. The map below is a zoning map for the Cays and is an illustration of how the N2N program is using the different villages to reach residents.
Coronado Community Blood Drive
 The City will partner once again with the American Red Cross for a second blood drive on May 12. Donors are urgently needed. This event is by appointment only. Click the button 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  visittheshelter@pawsofcoronado.org .


CITY OF CORONADO RESOURCES

Safe at Home but Not Alone
In partnership with the Library, Recreation Department and Cultural Arts Commission, the City continues to create new content daily. Tune in to Coronado TV (Spectrum 19 or AT&T 99) to see chair yoga classes, Library Storyhour and Cultural Arts videos. The City is engaging staff, local creatives and teachers to provide programming that otherwise would not be available during this time.

Coronado Call Center
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.
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 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