City of Coronado
COVID-19 UPDATE

Tuesday June 30, 2020
Top News
Mask Up! Coronado Plans Face Covering Giveaway July 3 & 4

The City of Coronado will give away 1,500 reusable face masks with the City logo over the Fourth of July holiday to raise awareness about the importance of facial coverings.


“We are hoping that people will appreciate and be more inclined to wear the masks we are planning to provide,” City Manager Blair King said. “We think the quality of the masks and the City’s logo make them special.”

The observed Fourth of July holiday is Friday, July 3, which makes it a long weekend. Masks will be provided free to people in the City’s commercial district. More face covering giveaways are planned.

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. As Coronado and the rest of California reopens, citizens are required to follow best practices: wear a face covering, wash your hands, practice social distancing and stay at home when sick.
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Coronado Celebrates 130 th Birthday
with Virtual Community Challenge

Coronado is looking to achieve a fitness triple crown: getting people active during the pandemic while practicing social distancing; building community; and celebrating 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 to inspire residents to come together, challenge themselves and their neighbors, and commit to completing 130 miles of any physical activity, all while meeting COVID-19 public health guidelines. The challenge celebrates 130 years since Coronado’s incorporation as a city on Dec. 11, 1890.

Coronado is home to the U.S. Navy SEALs, is an active community and is fortunate to be the home address for many Olympians and sports stars. We hope to entice our elite, professional as well as our amateur athletes to sign up and help us build fitness, raise community spirit and honor the City’s history.

The Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge begins Saturday, July 11, and runs for five months to December 11. Online registration opens July 1. Registration is free and participants will submit their activities to a leaderboard but also have an individual results page to track their progress.

Those who join the free challenge will submit a tally of total distance completed doing activities as varied as walking, running, cycling, swimming, paddle boarding, skateboarding, even golfing and surfing. Any activity that can be estimated for distance will count.

Finishers will receive an electronically provided Finisher’s Certificate and challenge medal. The medals, which will be an inspiring collectible and a fun memento of the event, will be available for pick up at the Coronado Community Center. All participants will be required to sign a waiver as part of the registration process. Optional upgrades will be available at registration for a fee.

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 contact@easydaysports.com .
County Imposes Restaurant Curfew; Requires Bars, Breweries, Wineries to Close if No Food is Served

Effective Wednesday, July 1, restaurants in San Diego County must close at 10 p.m., per the County's Public Health Officer. County officials say they are hoping to avoid a sudden surge in local hospitals of patients suffering from COVID-19-related illnesses.

On Monday, June 29, health officials ordered that bars, breweries and wineries that do not provide food to customers must close effective July 1. For those businesses with a food license, they can only serve food to customers seated at a table and alcohol can only be consumed while those patrons are eating.

Per the County, COVID-19 cases are being identified in a variety of settings, but recent outbreaks have been linked to bars, restaurants and private residences. Per County officials, a growing number of cases are being identified in young people, especially those between the ages of 20 and 29. At the end of April, 15% of all cases reported were in people in that age range. Now, that percentage has increased to 22%.
Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

The City reminds the community that the traditional Fourth of July celebrations in Coronado have been canceled due to the pandemic. However, the City is preparing for the long holiday weekend and expected large crowds. The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday but the holiday is observed on Friday, July 3. Many City facilities will be closed but some, such as the 50-meter pool and Skatepark, will be open with limited hours.
Parking Enforcement: 72-hour Restrictions Resume

Beginning Friday, June 26, the City resumed enforcing the 72-hour parking restrictions. Please ensure vehicles are not parked on a public street for more than 72-hours at a time. If you know of someone who has health related issues and is not able to move their vehicle, please assist them in getting their vehicle moved to an off-street location or moved more than 200 feet. If you have any questions, please call the Coronado Police Department at (619) 522-7350. Parking meter enforcement resumed on May 28. Parking restrictions were temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.  
Recreation Summer Programming

Registration is now open and available to all. The Recreation brochure will be updated and re-posted each week as needed. Patrons can check their PerfectMind accounts for updates, days, times and costs. Once logged in, just visit the “Schedule” page. Visit  www.coronado.ca.us/register  for access to the brochure and the registration software, PerfectMind.
New Recreation Waiver Now Required

Recreation Services has a new waiver with language that addresses COVID-19-related matters at all facilities and activities. 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.
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 Community Center Fitness Room – Call (619) 522-7342
  • 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 is David Neuma rk's "Using Minimum Wages to Fight Inequality and Policy." 
Synopsis:  The primary arguments for a higher minimum wage is (1) that it will increase earnings of low-wage workers, and (2) that it will increase incomes – specifically to reduce poverty of low-income families. It may seem intuitive that a higher minimum wage will achieve the aforementioned, and it does give the appearance of greater fairness; however, the overall effects are not so clear for two reasons: First, a higher minimum wage may reduce employment of low-skilled workers, offsetting some of the benefits of a higher wage. Second, a higher minimum wage may not deliver benefits to low-income families. This lecture discusses the U.S. evidence on the results of a wage increase, and briefly touches on an alternative to minimum wage.
Presenter : David Neumark is a Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Center for Population, Inequality, and Policy at UC Irvine. He has previously held positions at the Federal Reserve Board, the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, and the Public Policy Institute of California, and is currently a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and a senior research fellow at the Workers Compensation Research Institute. Neumark’s work examines the numerous areas of labor economics that intersect with important public policy issues. He received his MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University. 
This video will be available for online viewing now through Sunday, July 5. All our Osher lectures are brought to you through our continued partnership with UC San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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 drive. 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.
COVID-19 Health Resources and Links