City of Coronado

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Top News
Banners to Support Community, Businesses

Three new banners will soon be displayed along the Orange Avenue medians in the Coronado Commercial Corridor to provide support for local businesses who may be struggling during this time and encouragement for residents required to stay at home.

The banners will be placed at Orange and Sixth Street, near the Police Station at Seventh and one at Orange and Adella Avenue. The signs say:

  • Coronado We Stay Informed Together
  • Coronado We Stay Home Together
  • Coronado We Take Out Together

The Coronado Chamber of Commerce came up with the idea and the City created the messages and signs.
Storm Summary: Minor Flooding, Drainage Issues

A North Pacific storm has dropped heavy rain this week and brought cold temperatures and windy conditions to San Diego County. The winds knocked over beach and parking closure signs that have been posted around Coronado. The signs were fortified with sand bags as were flood-warning signs staged throughout town.

The wet weather is expected to last through Friday afternoon with warmer temperatures expected next week. Some flooding and minor draining issues were experienced around Coronado. Flooding on the southbound shoulder of the Cays Boulevard off ramp briefly closed one lane of State Route 75 early Tuesday morning. The flooding was caused when rainwater draining from the State Park channeled into the shoulder. State Park staff was notified. Public Services crews repaired a storm drain that was filled with sand to get the water flowing again at Silver Strand Boulevard and Avenida del Sol.

Additionally, rain water caused a short in a conduit at the Transbay Pump Station, which required the use of a spare central processing unit to restore the station to automatic operation. The repair took 45 minutes.

In Coronado, sandbags are available for residents in need, while supplies last, at four locations: First Street and Alameda Boulevard; Fourth Street and Alameda; North Beach; and at the Cays near the Fire Station
Blood Drive a Success, Second Drive Set

An American Red Cross Blood Drive was held Thursday, April 9, at the Coronado Community Center. Nearly 70 people gave blood. T he blood drive filled appointments very quickly.

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 below for an appointment.
The City of Coronado advises residents to practice "social distancing," a proven policy for stopping the progression of a pandemic. However, just because we cannot physically gather does not mean we cannot connect. 

The City began producing and broadcasting programs it typically offers at the Library, Spreckels Center and Community Center on Coronado TV, via the City's Facebook page and using its YouTube account. 

In partnership with the Library, Recreation Department and Cultural Arts Commission, the City continues to create new content daily. Tune in 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 to our citizens during this time.

There is an opportunity here to slow down and discover resources you may not have otherwise discovered in your previous day to day lives. This online programming is produced to serve our citizens and to support and highlight the programs and events that many in the community have already come to enjoy. 
Take care of yourselves, stay safe at home and take this opportunity to tune into Coronado TV and connect to the best of Coronado's "virtual" programs for now. Perhaps this will lead to the discovery of something new and enjoyable for you to explore when programming goes live again. City staff will be happy to welcome you.

Neighbor to Neighbor Program
Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N) is a new voluntary 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 and services four areas in Coronado: The Cays, the Shores, the Village and Navy Housing. Each area has a different approach in organizing. A map of current blocks in the Village needing captains is below. Residents of the Coronado Shores are encouraged to contact building managers 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.
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 .

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.
Many local restaurants are open for carry-out, curbside pick-up and/or delivery. In an ongoing effort to support our local businesses during this time Coronado MainStreet delivered bright green signs to identify those businesses who continue to offer carry-out options. Look for the signs and support Coronado restaurants by ordering meals but eating at home.
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