City of Coronado

Tuesday June 9, 2020
Top News
Parking Restrictions Removed at Coronado's Beach, Parks

At a special meeting on Tuesday, June 9, the City Council approved removing all parking restrictions around Coronado's beach and parks.

The action follows the most recent update to the San Diego County public health order that allowed parking as of Tuesday, June 9, at beach and park parking lots, more outdoor activities, as well as the opening of schools and childcare facilities.

The County announced that it will follow the state's Resilience Roadmap as it has made progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19 to allow for more reopening. All business or activities have restrictions on how they operate. Before reopening, please read and take the reopening steps outlined on the County coronavirus web page including completing the Safe Reopening Plan.
Restrictions were reduced on parking lots adjacent to the beach and the bay, and at parks, pursuant to the San Diego County Public Health Officer on May 19, allowing for 50 percent of capacity. With the County health order update and City Council action, parking restrictions that had not already been lifted will now be fully lifted along Ocean Boulevard, Cays Boulevard and South Beach, and around Glorietta Bay Park, Cays Park, Tidelands Park, and the parking lot near The Landing condominiums.

Public Services crews will work to remove signs starting Wednesday, June 10.

To date per County officials, people may sit and lay out on the beach or at the park and play football or volleyball with members of their household. They can walk or run on the beach. If within six feet of others not in your household, people should wear a face covering. People also may swim, surf, paddle-board, kayak, snorkel, and take dogs to Dog Beach. The City will be working on a sanitation plan to reopen. The City has staff that monitors parks, per the health order.
Activities, Operations Approved for Reopening

The San Diego County public health officer has approved the immediate opening of day camps, campgrounds, RV parks and sports fishing. On Friday, June 12, the County will permit the operation of gyms and fitness facilities and pools, including condominium pools.

For public facilities in Coronado, this means that the City will move forward with the soft reopening of Recreation's 50-meter lap pool, the Community Center's fitness room, and summer camps. Each of the facilities and activities will be expanded moving forward. as appropriate.

Pools: Five of the 50-meter lanes will reopen for use on June 24. The lanes will be open Monday through Friday from 6 to 11 a.m. Reservations are required and will be taken by phone starting June 17. Swimmers may swim up to three times a week and only once per day. The department is currently rehiring and training staff. The pool has been maintained in working order during the shutdown and the heaters were recently restarted. The City Council directed staff to open the pools and expand services when appropriate. Call (619) 522-7342 for reservations or more information.

Fitness Center: Two people at one time will be permitted to work out in the fitness room at the Community Center beginning June 22. Patrons may work out for up to one hour a day three times a week. Hours are still to be determined. Reservations are required and will be taken starting June 17. Call (619) 522-7342 for reservations.
Summer Camps: Recreation staff is gearing up to hold camps starting June 22. Camps will be limited to 10 campers each. The final camp lineup is still to be determined but staff is working on the online E-brochure set to publish June 16. The anticipated classes, which are taught by independent contractors have submitted their safety protocols and sanitation plans. Registration for residents is June 17-19 using the online registration system Perfect Mind. Phone registration will not be accepted at this time. Residents are encouraged to provide proof of residency prior to June 17 to ensure they have established resident status. Check the City's website for the E-brochure and your mailbox for a reminder postcard coming soon. Nonresidents and residents may sign up online and by phone beginning June 20. No in-person registration will be allowed at this time.

Coming Soon : The City may soon reopen the dog washing station once the City works out a plan of action with its janitorial contractor for the sanitation requirements. This may happen within the next two weeks. For more on the updated health order, including those affected businesses such as gyms, bars, hotels, movie theaters and museums, check the San Diego County web page.

Closed: The fire rings will remain closed at this time until after the Fourth of July weekend due to the restrictions in place regarding gatherings. Also closed are all playground equipment and the Spreckels Park bandstand. State officials have not provided guidance on nail salons, facial salons, tattoo parlors, therapeutic massage businesses, conventions, concerts and live audience sports and they remain closed.
Updates on Schools, Child Care
According to San Diego County, all public and private schools, colleges and universities can reopen. Until June 12, the schools are closed with these exceptions:
  • Research-related activities at colleges and universities when needed to train students who will serve as essential workers.
  • Providing childcare that must follow restrictions of any childcare facility (below). 
Childcare facilities are open. Starting June 12, they must follow updated state guidance . Daycare centers that remain open should employ heightened cleaning and distancing requirements. Babysitters may also come to the house to care for minors of working parents.

Click the link below for the updated state guidance on Child Care Programs and Providers.
Osher Lecture This Week

This week’s free online lecture "The Partisan Pendulum of American Politics: Are We a Bipolar Nation?" is available now   by the popular political presenter, James Ingram.
The lecture introduction: Since the end of the New Deal Coalition, the United States has swung wildly from one political party to the other. The partisan pendulum is not exclusively presidential but includes party transfers in the congressional and state elections as well. Is this why our country seems to be unable to accomplish much in recent years, or is this symptomatic of a checks-and-balances system that has been with us for 12 score years?
James Ingram earned his doctor­ate from UC San Diego and has been teaching since 1990. He has taught American Politics and Campaigns and Elections at UCSD and SDSU. He is a veteran of the Southern California battles over reforming urban politics.
The video is available for online viewing now   through Sunday, June 14.   All Osher lectures are 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

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 two successful drives and tomorrow's drive is full. The next drive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15 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.
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