City of Coronado

Monday July 13, 2020
Top News
New COVID-19-related Closures Take Effect on Wednesday, July 15

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday, July 13, that due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases around the state, fitness centers, places of worship, hair salons and barbershops, among other businesses, must be closed again.

The closures must begin Wednesday morning, July 15, for those affected businesses, including malls, offices for non-essential sectors, and personal care services, per San Diego County health officials. The move affected many businesses that were only recently allowed to reopen.

Last week, dine-in restaurants; wineries and tasting rooms; movie theaters; family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys; zoos and museums; and cardrooms, were required to close.

The governor's order includes the Community Center's fitness center.
City Offers Restaurants Outdoor Seating Options

Effective Tuesday, July 7, restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, and movie theaters, among other businesses, were ordered to close if they operated indoors per the latest San Diego County public health order.

In May, the City agreed to waive Coronado’s parking code requirements to allow local restaurants to temporarily serve dining patrons outdoors due to limits on dine-in services. With the new prohibition on indoor dining, the City is going business to business to help approve temporary outdoor seating.

Restaurants must not exceed their previously approved seating occupancy, pre-COVID, and may offer seating on a sidewalk, within an on-site outdoor space or in a privately-owned parking lot subject to certain conditions and limitations.

Find an application and handout at the Community Development web page at the link below. There is no fee. For faster service submit the application with a seating plan at the link below. 

The City also is working on a special outdoor dining venue for the entire community. More information will be released once details have been worked out.
Coronado Celebrates 130 th Birthday
with Virtual Community Challenge

More than 600 people have signed up to participate in the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge, a fitness triple crown to get people active during the pandemic while practicing social distancing; build community; and celebrate the City’s 130 th  anniversary.

The “ Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge : Actively Celebrating 130 Years of Community” is an initiative by the City of Coronado. The challenge celebrates 130 years since Coronado’s incorporation as a city on Dec. 11, 1890.

The Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge runs for five months to December 11. Finishers can receive a medal and certificate. Since the event is a fun but virtual challenge, participants are encouraged to post photos of their progress while out exercising in beautiful Coronado or wherever they are by using the hashtag #Coronado130.

Easy Day Sports, based in Coronado, will manage the registration, the website tracking workouts and T-shirt sales. For information on registration, email Easy Day at  or  click here  for more details.
Mask Up! Coronado Handed Out 1,500 Masks at Face Covering Giveaway

Coronado provided 1,500 reusable face masks with the City logo to people over the Fourth of July holiday weekend to raise awareness about the importance of facial coverings.

Coronado saw large crowds for the Fourth of July holiday weekend with many people coming from San Diego and out of San Diego County and the state. The Coronado Police Department also helped with the effort and provided masks, along with City staff, Council members and volunteers, to people in the commercial district on July 3 and 4. The masks were handed out for the protection of Coronado residents and all visitors.

More face covering events are planned. The masks were popular with people at Coronado Rotary Plaza and along Orange Avenue giving out masks and literature on facial covering guidelines.

Public health officials promote masks as the best way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The California Department of Public Health issued guidance last week that cautions that asymptomatic people can still spread the disease. Wearing face coverings is urged because along with social distancing they limit the release of infected droplets when talking, coughing and sneezing.

Coronado reminds citizens to follow best practices: wear a face covering, wash your hands often, and stay at home when sick. If out and about, especially on the City’s busy commercial corridor, Coronado residents and visitors should have a mask ready if you might come within six feet of someone not from your household.
New Recreation COVID-19-related Waiver Required

Recreation Services has a new waiver with language that addresses COVID-19-related matters at all facilities and activities that must be signed. It is available to be completed, signed and submitted digitally via the registration program, PerfectMind.

Participants or their parent/guardian must complete this waiver before the first day of a camp or activity. All patrons of any Recreation facilities, camps, and programs must sign this waiver for the summer session even if they signed a waiver earlier in the year.
Recreation Reservation Contact Information

Recreation and Golf Services is currently taking reservations for limited use of certain facilities. Here is a reference list of who to call for booking.
  • Aquatics Center Competition Pool Lap Swim – Call (619) 522-7342
  • Club Room and Boathouse – Call (619) 522-2655
  • Coronado Tennis Center – Call (619) 522-2650
  • Coronado Skatepark – Call (619) 708-8341
  • Coronado Golf Course – Call (619) 522-6590
Osher Lecture This Week
This week’s Osher lecture has been a hot topic in the news for the last several months, “The Global Oil Market Crisis and the COVID Crash.” This lecture is brought to you through our continued partnership with UC San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This video will be available for online viewing now through Sunday, July 19.

The Global Oil Market Crisis and the COVID Crash by David Edick, Jr.
Synopsis: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an historic disruption of the oil industry worldwide. Social distancing measures and related lock-downs, first in China, then Europe, the United States, and in other countries now including India, have caused an unparalleled collapse in demand. The sudden shock has upended the fuels trade and caused massive shut-in of production capacity. This lecture will discuss the market crisis and how it is impacting key countries including the U.S., Russia, and Saudi Arabia. It will also discuss how this crisis could reshape the future of the oil industry in the U.S. and abroad.
Presenter: David Edick a Principal at Core Global Advisory, a consultancy focused on political risk and market strategy. He is an energy specialist with particular expertise in the oil and natural gas sectors. Edick has lectured widely on issues related to oil and gas for more than 15 years and has been a regular speaker at Osher. He serves as a member of the Energy Committee for the Western Regional Partnership, a collaborative between the Department of Defense and representatives of Federal agencies and State and Tribal leadership in six states of the US southwest. He is a three-term Past-President of the San Diego World Affairs Council.
Blood Drive in Coronado

The City of Coronado continues to partner with the American Red Cross to host blood drives in the Coronado Community Center.

The Red Cross currently has an urgent need for blood. To date the city has hosted several successful drives. The next drive is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nautilus Room. Donations are by appointment only through the Red Cross website.

At each event, the Red Cross staff follow the highest standards of safety and infection control and have implemented additional precautions in light of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic Coronado has sponsored three blood drives with the American Red Cross. In total, 130 units have been collected, which can go on to save up to 390 lives. Two more blood drives are scheduled.

The July 15 blood drive is full but there are appointments available for the August 25 drive. For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to donors.nd infection control and have implemented additional precautions in light of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Health Resources and Links