City of Coronado

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Top News
Coronado Beach Hours 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The City has recently reopened the beach to walking and running, and ocean and bay waters also have been opened to recreational sports such as surfing, swimming and kayaking.

City Lifeguards and Police, however, took note of a large number of people on the beach after the beach closed the very first day it reopened. The City implemented its reduction of beach and water restrictions on Monday, April 27, part of a coordinated multi-phased reopening plan.

The Police Department did not receive any complaints about crowds or gathering concerns Monday. However, Police Officers issued 357 verbal warnings to beachgoers from 6 p.m. to midnight that evening for not obeying the closure hours.

Many were there to see the sunset or to watch the red tide. However, people may not loiter, sit or lay on the beach or gather in groups of any size anywhere. These activities could be lifted in Phase 2, which is the City’s goal.

Please help Coronado reach Phase 2 by maintaining the required social distancing and sanitation, following Phase 1 rules and leaving the beach by 6 p.m.

When the Lifeguards ask crowds to leave the beach as they prepare to end their shifts, the City asks that people disperse for the night. The City plans to add signage to the beach to emphasize the hours, and barriers or caution tape will be placed at beach entrances to discourage after-hours activities. Police will step up enforcement efforts in the evenings until the City sees compliance.

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City Reopens Beach, Ocean Waters

In cooperation with San Diego Coastal cities and in response to San Diego County’s recently amended health order, ocean and bay water activity has resumed off Coronado beach, and running and walking with restrictions is now permitted on the sandy beach.

Coronado reopened its beach and ocean waters to swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and other recreational water sports on Monday, April 27. It should be noted that people may not loiter, lay on the sand or gather in groups of any size at the beach. The beach hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Port of San Diego also reopened San Diego Bay on Monday to kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. This includes Glorietta Bay and the waters around the Cays. However, recreational boating is still prohibited.

The City's reopening of its beach and ocean waters and the Port’s reopening of the bay follows San Diego County’s recently amended public health order that deemed ocean water and beach activities safe as of April 27 for recreational sports and walking or running with appropriate social distancing measures in place.

The Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp remains closed for recreational boating and parking is restricted around the boat launch ramp, the beach and parks in Coronado. The City will work in unison with the Port to open the boat launch ramp when the Port is ready to open all its boat ramps. If the Port reopens the boat launch ramp but the County does not lift parking restrictions, boaters should be advised that trailers by themselves or attached to a car (defined as an oversized vehicle) are not permitted to park on any City street for more than three consecutive hours. The parking restrictions will be enforced.

Although people may now enter the ocean and bay for recreational water sports, they should reside within walking distance to the ocean or bay.

Social distancing and sanitation measures must be maintained. Anyone displaying any symptoms of being sick is not allowed on any public beach or park. Beginning May 1, face coverings will be required whenever you are within 6 feet of another person. Until then, it is recommended you use face coverings to the extent possible
Business Lifeline Loan Program Update

The City Council approved the Lifeline Business Loan Program on April 21 to help small businesses that generate sales tax for the City benefit from an immediate financial boost to survive the public health crisis until they can fully reopen. 

Loan applications are being processed and the City is working to confirm loans to eligible businesses in the coming days and weeks. The City has set aside $2 million for the loan program. Eligible businesses can request up to $15,000. The loans have a 0% interest rate, a 60 month term, and repayment beginning six months after the receipt of the monies. Applications opened April 24, 2020. 

CalPrivate Bank located at 801 Orange Avenue in Coronado will be assisting with processing the City’s originated ACH debits from each borrower’s account via the bank's online platform. 
Please submit your completed paper application to the Chamber of Commerce through its mail slot or via the USPS mail. Applications will be numbered and submitted daily to the City for loan review and approval. Be sure to fill in every blank in the application and attach the two required documents – 2019 sales tax report and evidence of application for state and/or federal assistance.

For general questions regarding the program, contact Sue Gillingham at the Coronado Chamber of Commerce at  or 619-435-9260. Note that the Chamber offices are not open except by appointment if necessary. We will be processing applications Monday through Friday. Submittals on Saturday and Sunday will be processed on Monday.
Dog Beach, Fire Rings, Sunset Park Closed

Coronado’s Dog Beach and the North Beach fire pits, as well as Sunset Park, remain closed due to the public health emergency.

The City reopened beach and ocean water to limited recreational activities. However, it is difficult for visitors and their dogs to adhere to social distancing requirements.

The City has placed barricades and signs and closed off the dog fountain in North Beach to inform the community. Coronado Police are working to ensure people are reminded that those areas are closed.
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 The Cays has organized by villages. Amy Steward is the contact for the Village and can be reached at 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 Residents in Navy Housing may contact Eve Depree at
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Coronado residents are stepping up and saving lives. A third blood drive is scheduled at the Coronado Community Center on Wednesday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In partnership with the American Red Cross, Coronado has scheduled and filled all the appointments for blood drives in April and May. Appointments for the June event are available at the link below. All donors are screened prior to entering the facility and COVID-19 protocols are in place to keep donors safe.
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


Safe at Home but Not Alone
Osher Lecture

The John D. Spreckels Center invites you to join a weekly Osher lecture. This week's topic is "AI and Your Healthcare: An On-Going Revolution." All Osher lectures are brought to you through a continued partnership with UC San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This video will be available for online viewing now   through Sunday, May 3.  

From the Osher Lifelife Learning Instititue: "We are in the beginning of a revolution in health care powered by artificial intelligence. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on wearable devices to monitor health, brain-computer interfaces, accurate assessment of CT and MRI images, delivery of health care to rural and under served populations, and analysis of current data to make health forecasts. These issues and many others will be discussed in this lecture."
Presenter: Richard Dahlberg has a PhD in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He worked for several years on nuclear reactors for naval propulsion at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in beautiful Schenectady, New York. He moved to San Diego and General Atomics in 1965 to continue working on nuclear-power projects. He retired in 1995 and joined Osher at that time. He was president of Osher for two years.
An Afternoon of Language and Laughter

The Coronado Public Library invites you to experience an afternoon of language and laughter with Richard Lederer. You can enjoy a virtual visit with Lederer from the comfort of your home on Wednesday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Lederer, an author, will offer language humor and word play to brighten these challenging days. Use your computer or smartphone and visit the Coronado Public Library’s YouTube channel for a fun hour.
The Safe at Home But Not Alone program was created to let the community know that just because we cannot physically gather does not mean we cannot connect, be enriched and get fit at the same time. Recent additions to the Coronado TV line-up include various yoga sessions, including strength and flexibility, restorative and chair yoga, as well as Tai Chi. The videos are led by local instructors who offer the classes through Recreation Services and the John D. Spreckels Center or at local studios. Also, a new series on Brain Health is screening twice daily courtesy of Sharp Hospital.

The City also produces arts programming in partnership with the Library and Cultural Arts Commission. Be sure to watch Coronado TV on Spectrum 19 or AT&T 99. You can also watch online. New content is being created every week. Tune in to see 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.
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.
Small Business Resource Guide
The Coronado Chamber of Commerce has created a guide that offers invaluable information on financial resources available to local Coronado businesses. For small businesses who are trying to navigate during a pandemic, it begins with an "Overview of Available Aid" answering your most pressing questions, then looks at "Federal Programs" including the Paycheck Protection Program, Small Business Debt Relief Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. You will also find a list of "State & Local Resources," details of "Upcoming Virtual Events and Additional Funding Opportunities." You may view the guide at the button to the right.
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 a newsletter – the COVID-19 Update – which contains the latest on the pandemic twice weekly to help residents 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