City of Coronado
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Top News
March 26, 2020

In view of the City of San Diego’s decision to close all of its beaches, parks and trails, Coronado Police and Lifeguards are closely monitoring any impacts upon Coronado’s beach and parks. The City of San Diego closed its beaches due to the inability of the public to maintain social distancing. Social distancing is the requirement to maintain a six-foot separation from all persons except for family members.

Coronado Police Officers and Lifeguards are contacting the public to emphasize the need for social distancing. Due to the beach closures in the region, the California Coastal Commission reminded coastal cities this past week that while cities work to protect public health, recreational beach and coastal access play important roles in maintaining mental and emotional health, especially during time of stress. 

The Coastal Commission asks that strong consideration be made to maintain access to public open spaces while practicing social distancing and asks local governments to consider approaches that balance public health requirements and equitable public access to the coast.

The Police Department reports that Coronado residents are complying with the social distancing requirements. To educate the community on the state’s public health order, the Police Department and Lifeguards are handing out a flier to people hanging out in groups or gatherings. Exercising, which includes walking, running or cycling, is allowed. However, congregating in groups or loitering in one place for an extended period of time is not permitted. The idea is to educate the public. Lifeguards will also be handing out the flyers and will contact us if they run into any problems.
Coronavirus Information Webpage
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.
SPECIAL FEATURE
Library Services
Although closed, the Coronado Public Library continues to offer services to the community so patrons can still feel connected to the community and all the resources the Library offers, such as access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies and magazines. Online services are still available. The Library is waiving fees and fines for now. Just keep our materials for when the Library reopens. Check out all the Library can do virtually and see what might interest you.
Take advantage of the virtual Coronado Library by first getting a Coronado Public Library. Fill in an application online through our website,  Coronadolibrary.org . Then take a photo of your California or Military ID on your phone and email it to cmorris@Coronado.ca.us. 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.
Connect with the Library with any troubleshooting questions you may have about our databases.
Coronado can read and discuss Emily Bronte's “Wuthering Heights.” Reconnect with this beloved classic, rich with symbolism concerning the physical landscape. Join the forum by posting your thoughts. This title is accessible to the public.
There are lots of new online content courtesy of the Library streaming on Coronado TV. Check it out.
Teen Librarian, Jacqueline Luna has been filming make-at-home demos for this series using items found around the house.

Each segment includes step by step instructions on a variety of activities such as a tug-of-war dog toy, mini pinata, TP launchers, spinning CD tops, bottle cap maracas and more! Start saving toilet paper rolls, newspapers, tin cans, and wine corks to follow along.

All crafts are suitable for the whole family, from kids to teens. To link to the Tinker at Home series, subscribe to the Library's youtube channel or visit the website and use the Library Videos tab.
Go to our Library catalog at  Coronado.bibliocommons.com  and check out the lists some of the staff have put together. When you are in the catalog, do a keyword search by typing “ebooks” in the search bar. Once the list comes up, click on the “Available Now” box on the left side and you can see all the ebooks that you can checkout right now. There are more than 6,600 eBook available.
A great educational tool on the Coronado Public Library website is the Digital Public Library of America. Find the icon at coronadolibrary.org  and have access to an online library with millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds and images.


For all of our newspaper lovers out there, go to coronadolibrary.org  and find the NewsBank icon.

With your Library card, access articles from newspapers, newswires, blogs, and the web featuring the San Diego Union-Tribune and USA Today and many more.
Learn a new language for free with Mango, which offers more than 70 world languages. You can find access to Mango on coronadolibrary.org under Articles and Research. Once you sign up with your library card, download the Mango app on your mobile device and learn anywhere.
You can find quality, thoughtful entertainment through the video streaming service Kanopy.

The Coronado Library card gives you seven credits a month that lets you access movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, and educational videos. The best part, Kanopy Kids is unlimited, so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining films and TV series.

Go to  coronadolibrary.org  homepage and look for the Kanopy icon to get started.
Children in Grades K-3 in Coronado are invited to transform their math skills by participating in ‘Coronado Math Magicians,’ a math-oriented, home-based learning initiative. Coronado Public Library will be posting a new math activity every week within its Instagram highlight “Math Magicians.”

Children may participate when they can. The library invites children to post images of their progress. Activities include forming fun creations out of tangram puzzle shapes, which participants can first cut out of construction paper. Cameos from math teachers can also be expected. This program runs through Thursday, April 30.
Coronado Teens and Tweens are invited to join the Coronado Public Library’s Coronado STEAMs into Reading program. Coronado kids in grades 4-12 are challenged to read, complete fun activities, and write book reviews to share what they loved or hated about what they read.

Any item you read – books, graphic novels, ebooks, audiobooks, online articles, magazines – counts. While the Coronado Public Library is closed right now, its online collection is available for digital download. Check out Flipster for access to magazines, Libby for ebooks and eaudiobooks, Ebsco databases for access to journals and peer reviewed articles if you’re looking to learn a little something during this downtime.

Go to coronadolibrary.org and have your library card handy to log in from home. This digital challenge will run until April 30. Sign up at coronado.beanstack.org . Email Teen Librarian Jacqueline Luna at jluna@coronado.ca.us .
The Library invites Coronado teens 13 and older to share photos of themselves as they are “holed up reading.” Use the hashtags #holedupreading #coronadopubliclibrary.
Look for Facebook Live postings for children on the Coronado Library Facebook Page. Here's the schedule:
  • Monday at 10:30 a.m. Mindfulness Storytime
  • Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime
  • Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. –Spanish Storytime
  • Thursday at 10:30 a.m. – Baby Storytime
  • Friday at 10:30 a.m. – STEM Storytime
Volunteer Opportunities and Resources
Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N-2-N) is a program built on neighbors looking out for and helping one another. With multiple help-your-neighbor efforts springing up around Coronado immediately after the declaration of a national emergency, a group of citizens approached the City to propose a unified and coordinated effort to provide support to our citizens and neighbors. Through this partnership, local volunteers, your neighbors, with the support of the City of Coronado, are undertaking initiatives to get the word out to all our citizens; helping deliver food, medications, and other needs to people needing assistance; providing critical transportation for those in need; and coordinating donations to assist those suffering severe financial hardship during these times. In the days to come, look for a neighbor to reach out to you about this program. Again, the program is entirely voluntary and run by volunteers but during these uncertain times it is important that we maintain our sense of community. If you do not receive information regarding this program and want to participate please contact the Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N-2-N) program coordinator at CoronadoN2N@gmail.com or contact the Coronado Call Center at (619) 522-6380.
The American Red Cross will hold 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 RedCrossBlood.org. The Red Cross is closely monitoring COVID-19. The Red Cross said it urgently needs planned blood drives to run as planned.
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.
Meals on Wheels San Diego County
(619) 260-6110

Meals on Wheels was established in Coronado in 1972 and is available to seniors 60 years of age and older, their caregivers and disabled veterans. Meals on Wheels is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, taking precautions to protect their volunteers, as well as their clients, and preparing for increased demand and new ways of delivering services. They are currently taking new deliveries as well as volunteers for deliveries. Please call if you have a need for the service or know someone who does.

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.
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
On March 20, 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 will begin broadcasting programs it typically offers at the Library, Spreckels Center and Community Center such as yoga, Library Storyhour and Cultural Arts videos. In partnership with the Library, Recreation Department and Cultural Arts Commission, the City is engaging staff, local creatives and teachers to provide programming that otherwise would not be available to our citizens during this time. Click here to download CoronadoTV Program guide.

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. Call for any questions, (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.