City of Coronado
COVID-19 UPDATE

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Top News
At a special meeting Tuesday, March 31, the City Council ordered the closure of its beach, including Dog Beach, on weekends and street parking on the west side of Ocean Boulevard every day to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Council members also placed off-limits the dog washing station at Dog Beach at all times and asked staff to place hand sanitizer stations at beach access points during the week.

The Council also closed the playground equipment at all parks, the bandstand at Spreckels Park, and its tennis courts seven days a week. Parks will remain open. The Council agreed to close the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp if the Harbor Police limit recreational access to San Diego Bay.

The no-parking on Ocean Boulevard will extend around Sunset Park seven days a week. 

The City Council will place an item on the April 7 agenda to evaluate the closures.

The City will continue to monitor the beach and Coronado Police and Lifeguards will work to ensure visitors are complying with the state’s public health order that enforces social distancing. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7.
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.

Check out this short video of Coronado Chamber of Commerce Board Member Mike Woiwode as he encourages everyone to support downtown businesses via take-out and online.
Much Ado About Nothing
This Thursday, April 2, the Library in partnership with local well-known actors will present a special reading of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." The City invites you to watch it live.

The actors, who have appeared at the Globe and North Coast Repertory theaters, will be appearing in a YouTube live broadcast of Shakespeare’s play, " Much Ado About Nothing," thanks to a collaboration between the Coronado Public Library and a local podcaster. The actors include Robert Pine of "CHIPs" fame and Dakin Matthews from the Broadway production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" along with a dozen other professional actors with San Diego connections. All of the actors have been interviewed in the past by podcaster Nathan Agin on The Working Actors Journey, a series of interviews about life as a professional actor.

When the Library reached out looking for collaborators for new online content in the wake of the current pandemic, Agin got together with Library Director Shaun Briley to set up the YouTube live broadcast which will take place on Thursday, April 2  at 3 p.m. To watch the performance live, click the button below or link to the performance through the library’s website.
Social Emotional Support
Due to the mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, SAFE's counseling services now provides free brief wellness checks available to all community members, particularly to those most vulnerable or at-risk of anxiety and depression via teletherapy. At the end of the check-in, appropriate resources and referrals will be made. SAFE can also help residents navigate other resources within the community and greater San Diego County.
Safe at Home but Not Alone
The City advises residents to practice “social distancing” to help stop the progression of a pandemic. However, just because we cannot physically gather does not mean we cannot connect.

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 is broadcasting programs it typically offers at the Library, Spreckels Center and Community Center such as chair yoga, Library Story hour, Cultural Arts videos and Recreation dance programs for kids. In partnership with the Library, Recreation Department and Cultural Arts Commission, the City is creating new content daily. The City is engaging staff, local creatives and teachers to provide programming that otherwise would not be available to our citizens during this time.

Programming Schedule
The Coronado Public Library continues to offer services to the community including access to eBooks, audio-books, movies and magazines. 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

Enjoy a sampling of videos available below.
Volunteer Opportunities and Resources
Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N) is a program built on neighbors looking out for and helping one another. Through a partnership of local volunteers and your neighbors and with the support of the City of Coronado, the N2N program is a program built on neighbors looking out for and helping one another. The program is entirely voluntary and run by your neighbors. During these uncertain times, it is important to maintain a sense of community. If you want to participate or need assistance, please contact the N2N program coordinator at CoronadoN2N@gmail.com or call the Coronado Call Center at (619) 522-6380.
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
211 San Diego
As a local nonprofit operating 24 hours a day, 365 days each year, 211 San Diego is the region’s trusted source for access to community, health, social and disaster services. By simply dialing 211 the call is free, confidential and available in more than 200 languages. 211 provides access to 6,000-plus services, resources and programs through its online database. Check out this informational animated video on 211.
PAWS Coronado Animal Care Facility
PAWS of Coronado is looking for volunteers to be ready to foster animals if people cannot care for their pets due to COVID-19. Some Coronado residents may become ill due to COVID-19 and may need assistance caring for their pets. PAWS and the Coronado Animal Care Facility are seeking volunteers who are willing to temporarily foster a cat or dog in the coming days/weeks/months. Click below for details and to access the foster application.
Stay Informed
The City issues this newsletter – the COVID-19 Update – which contains the latest on the pandemic every weekday via Constant Contact. This is a great way to 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