City of Coronado
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020
Top News
State Criteria for Reopening Updated

The governor announced last week a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

A four-tiered, color-coded system will allow counties to show consistent success in coronavirus transmission before allowing more businesses and activities to reopen or resume.

Closures will be based on data showing the spread of the virus among residents. Currently, San Diego County is at the red "substantial" level, the second most restrictive tier. The first tier is “widespread” and is the most restrictive. The other tiers are “moderate” and “minimal.”

San Diego County public health officials did not announce restrictions beyond the state guidelines. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least three weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier.
Library Reopens After 6-month Closure

Staff at the Coronado Public Library welcomed the community back on Thursday, Sept. 10, when it reopened following a six-month closure due to the pandemic.

For now, hours are limited, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except Wednesdays when closing time is set for 9 p.m. After a transition period of several weeks, the Library will return to its normal 7-day schedule.

Occupancy is capped at no more than 100 people. The first hour in the morning has been allocated exclusively to at-risk residents including seniors 60-plus and those with underlying health conditions. The Library opens to all ages at 11 a.m. 

The Library will continue to offer online programming, such as Storytimes and crafts, as gatherings are still prohibited.
Recreation Facility Reopenings

As a result of the governor’s revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions, Coronado has begun reopening some City facilities. While subject to change, here is what is open now:

Fitness Room: The Community Center Fitness Room will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are required. Call (619) 522-7342 for details.

Tennis: Recreation officials will reopen the Cays and Library courts 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to dusk starting Tuesday, Sept. 8. The City will monitor with staff and post signage that includes the rules for play and a phone number. No reservations are required but may be made. The courts at Coronado High School will be open for student play only or for instruction. The Glorietta Bay courts will be open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Business Reopenings Permitted

The red tier classification in the governor’s new reopening criteria provides that effective Monday, Aug. 31, some Coronado businesses may reopen with modifications. Those include hair salons and barbershops, indoor dining, gyms and fitness centers, retail stores, places of worship, nail salons and massage businesses, movie theaters and museums.

The City has received several calls about whether live entertainment is allowed at this time. The County confirmed that live entertainment is not allowed because it creates crowd gatherings, which can be a catalyst for COVID-19 transmission.

For information on various businesses or activities in San Diego County that may reopen and under what conditions, visit the state’s COVID-19 website to see the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
9/11 Ceremony Canceled

Tomorrow, Sept. 11, marks the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The City’s traditional 9/11 memorial service hosted by the Fire Department to remember those who were killed in 2001 was canceled this year due to the San Diego County Health Department’s directive to avoid gatherings.

Coronado Firefighters, Police, Lifeguards and local military personnel would normally gather at Fire Station 36 at 6:50 a.m. on the anniversary for a brief 9/11 memorial ceremony that includes an invocation, a moment of silence and a symbolic ringing of the station’s bell, followed by comments from the fire, police and local Navy officials.

Coronado SAFE Events

Are you new to Coronado? The Aloha club invites newcomers to make connections and ease the transition into a new community especially during this difficult time.
The next Coronado SAFE Coffee Talk is scheduled for Monday September 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom. This month's topic is especially important during these uncertain times "Youth and Anxiety" with licensed clinical psychologist Tana Luo.
Free Osher Lecture

The free Osher Lecture this week is on pain management. This lecture will discuss the use of opioids to treat pain and the evolution of the addiction problems now facing us.

It will also review the many alternative treatments for pain now available today, including non-opioid medications, marijuana, nerve blocks, cortisone injections, electrical stimulation, meditation, biofeedback, nerve ablation, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and surgery.

Dr. Carol Warfield will be discussing traditional treatments and the risks of addiction, as well as alternative treatments to better manage pain. This lecture is brought to you through the John D. Spreckels Center’s continued partnership with UC San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Blood Drive in Coronado

Coronado hosted its fifth consecutive monthly blood drive earlier this week. The American Red Cross reports that 34 units were collected and that can go on to save up to 102 lives. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Coronado Community Center has been the site of blood drives that have collected 205 units which can go on to save 615 lives. The next blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 30. To schedule your appointment, visit and enter sponsor code CityBD.
COVID-19 Information

The City is working diligently to provide the latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic. The City issues a newsletter on an as-needed basis with news, resources, features and information on how Coronado is working to help stop the spread of the virus. To subscribe to the COVID-19 Update, click on this link to see a copy of the newsletter than click subscribe and provide your email address. News may also be found on the City’s website: You can follow the City on social media and check the City of Coronado COVID-19 page.
COVID-19 Health Resources and Links