City of Coronado
COVID-19 UPDATE

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Top News
New Fitness Classes on Coronado TV's Safe at Home But Not Alone Program

The City of Coronado began producing and broadcasting programs in March on Coronado TV for residents who are home obeying the governor's stay at home order.

The Safe at Home But Not Alone program wants the community to 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. The City is working to align the airing of the fitness videos to the actual class times at the Spreckels Center so students can feel like they are back in class.

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.

There is an opportunity here to slow down and discover resources you may not have otherwise discovered in your previous day to day lives. This online programming is produced to serve our citizens and to support and highlight the programs and events that many in the community have already come to enjoy. 
               
Take care of yourselves, stay safe at home and take this opportunity to tune into Coronado TV and connect to the best of Coronado's "virtual" programs for now. Perhaps this will lead to the discovery of something new and enjoyable for you to explore when programming goes live again. City staff will be happy to welcome you.

Stay tuned for a schedule of programming.
Meals for Coronado Students
Include Recreation Craft Bags

Recreation staff members Stacy Berman and Trish Floor handed out more than 700 bead crafts to Coronado children on Tuesday, April 14, in conjunction with Coronado Unified School District's “Grab-and-Go Meal Service” program.

The meal service takes place at Village and Silver Strand elementary schools. The bead craft baggies also included instructions on how to make paper beads provided by the Coronado Public Library.

Coronado School Resource Police Officer Grace Del Bagno was on site assisting with traffic flow and meal distribution.

Last week, Recreation & Golf Services staff provided Easter goodie bags with each meal.
Economic Impact Payments - Don't be Scammed

T he Coronado Police Department is sharing this information from the IRS to help people avoid being scammed.

Criminals are always looking for ways to scam us out of our money. Let’s not make it easy for them. Please pass this information on.

The Treasury Department and IRS announced that the automatic distribution of the upcoming economic impact payments has begun. The payments will be distributed automatically. The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams relating to economic impact payments. Criminals could exploit these confusing and stressful times to take advantage of taxpayers by committing fraud and identity theft.

Ways to spot a potential scam:
  • Usage of phrases like "stimulus check" or "stimulus payment." The official term is economic impact payment.
  • Being asked to sign over your economic impact payment in exchange for receiving additional funds.
  • Requests by phone, email, text or social media for verification of personal and/or banking information.
  • Fraudsters may claim the information is needed to receive or speed up your economic impact payment.
  • The IRS will not call you asking you to verify financial information to expedite a payment.
  • Being asked by someone for personal information in order to get an economic impact payment faster by working on your behalf.
  • Being mailed a bogus check and asked to call or verify information online in order to cash it.

For more information, visit the IRS website.
FEATURE
CORONADO HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
COVID-19 COLLECTING INITIATIVE
The Coronado Historical Association is currently collecting materials that document the response of our community to the coronavirus pandemic.

CHA needs the community's help with the project. Organizers are asking residents to share their stories or tell them what objects or recordings best represent the experiences and observations about Coronado's response.

The collected stories and materials will allow the CHA and the community to study and share these experiences in the future. There are a few ways to share. Click on the button below to find an online form they can fill out. 

CHA is working with the City's Neighbor 2 Neighbor program to help get the word out and collect the history in the making If you are part of the N2N program and would like to collaborate, contact your block captain.
CITY OF CORONADO
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Neighbor to Neighbor Program
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 DawnRichardsN2N@icloud.com. In the Village area there is still a need for more block captains. Amy Steward is the contact for the Village and can be reached at asteward1@me.com 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 kathleen.hanlon@yahoo.com. Residents in Navy Housing may contact Eve Depree at evedepree@hotmail.com.
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  visittheshelter@pawsofcoronado.org .


CITY OF CORONADO RESOURCES
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.
You Are Not Alone -- Help is Available
'Prevent Suicide' Virtual Presentation

Coronado SAFE is working to get community members trained in recognizing the warning signs and tips on helping someone who may be suicidal.

A Suicide Prevention Training will be held virtually on Monday, April 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. See flier with details and click the button below to register.

The presenters are waiving the $10 fee but registration is limited.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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 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