Weekly Update March 27, 2020

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Weekly Update March 27, 2020

Weekly Update March 27, 2020

Weekly UpdateCheck out the City Manager’s Weekly Update video focusing on COVID-19. If you are interested in receiving an emailed notice of the Weekly Update, sign up for eNotifications on the City’s website, enter your email address and click on Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.



Essential Services: Coronado City staff has been working to keep vital City services going and to respond to issues Coronado is facing due to the covid-19  pandemic. Residents can be assured that essential City services will not be interrupted, including access to clean drinking water, trash, recycling, yard waste collection and emergency services from police, fire and 911. The City thanks all those who have come together to help the community get through this emergency, especially those who are most vulnerable, and the City invites anyone who wants to help to get involved to give us a call.


Beach and Parks Remain Open: In view of the City of San Diego’s decision to close all of its beaches, parks and trails, Coronado Police and Lifeguards are closely monitoring any impacts upon Coronado’s beach and parks. The City of San Diego closed its beaches due to the inability of the public to maintain social distancing. Social distancing is the requirement to maintain a six-foot separation from all persons except for family members. Coronado Police Officers and Lifeguards are contacting the public to emphasize the need for social distancing. Due to the beach closures in the region, the California Coastal Commission reminded coastal cities this past week that while cities work to protect public health, recreational beach and coastal access play important roles in maintaining mental and emotional health, especially during time of stress. The Coastal Commission asks that strong consideration be made to maintain access to public open spaces while practicing social distancing and asks local governments to consider approaches that balance public health requirements and equitable public access to the coast. The Police Department reports that Coronado residents are complying with the social distancing requirements. To educate the community on the state’s public health order, the Police Department and Lifeguards  are handing out a flier to people hanging out in groups or gatherings. Exercising, which includes walking, running or cycling, is allowed. However, congregating in groups or loitering in one place for an extended period of time is not permitted. The idea is to educate the public. Lifeguards will also be handing out the flyers and will contact us if they run into any problems.

Beach Sign

Public Health Notice


Stay Up to Date: The City issues a newsletter every weekday – the COVID-19 Update – which contains the latest on the pandemic. This is a great way to stay informed with the latest information. You can also follow the City on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and check the Coronavirus Information webpage to get City updates throughout the day and weeks.

COVID-19 Page 



COVID-19 Daily Update: In recent editions of the daily COVID-19 Update newsletter, the City outlines ways people can volunteer or receive help and discusses the City’s Emergency Operations Center. In terms of volunteering, the City has already heard from many people in Coronado who want to volunteer to help their Coronado neighbors. The City is working to deliver resources and services while at the same time minimizing the spread of the illness. In association with clubs, organizations and churches, we are working to identify those who have needs and match them with available resources. The City is helping launch the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program. More on that below. To subscribe to the COVID-19 Update, click on this link to see a copy of the newsletter than hit subscribe and provide your email address: https://conta.cc/2JgU0Qs

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Call Center:  The City takes calls from residents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week during this emergency. 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.

Call Center Number 

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program: Neighbor-to-Neighbor is a program the City is helping to support. It is built on the idea of neighbors looking out for and helping one another. With multiple efforts springing up around Coronado immediately after the declaration of a national emergency, a group of citizens asked the City to help with a unified and coordinated effort. Through this partnership, local volunteers, your neighbors, and with the support of the City, are undertaking initiatives to get the word out to all our citizens; helping deliver food, medications, and other needs to people needing assistance; providing critical transportation for those in need; and coordinating donations to assist those suffering severe financial hardship during these times. Programs are being organized in four key areas: The Cays, Shores and Village and in Navy housing. Coronado's N-2-N initiative, as it is known, will help connect people. Be on the lookout for a neighbor to deliver a letter with program details. This program is entirely voluntary and run by volunteers. If you do not receive information and want to participate, send an email to [email protected] or contact the Coronado call center at (619) 522-6380.

N2N Program


N2N Letter 


Blood Drive: At the request of the American Red Cross, the City  will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. To schedule an appointment, log onto redcrossblood.org. The Red Cross is closely monitoring COVID-19 and since it is not using its mobile blood donation vehicle, it urgently needs locations to hold blood drives.

Blood Drive flier 



Safe at Home but Not Alone: The City began its Safe at Home but Not Alone community outreach program 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 yoga, Library Storyhour and Cultural Arts videos. In partnership with the Library, Recreation Department and Cultural Arts Commission, the City is creating new content so stay tuned. The City is engaging staff, local creatives and teachers to provide programming that otherwise would not be available to our citizens during this time.

Safe at Home 


School District Grab-and-Go Meal Service: The Coronado Unified School District will begin Grab-and-Go Meal Service for all families with children 18 and under that will include free breakfast and lunch meals. Beginning April 6, families can pick up the meals via curbside pick-up. Each child will receive a bag that contains 5 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch. Children are not required to be students of Coronado Unified School District. This is free for everyone regardless of free/reduced/paid meal status. Details can be found here.

Meals on Wheels: Meals on Wheels was established in Coronado in 1972 and is available to seniors 60 years of age and older, their caregivers and disabled veterans. Meals on Wheels is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, taking precautions to protect their volunteers, as well as their clients, and preparing for increased demand and new ways of delivering services. They are currently taking new deliveries as well as volunteers for deliveries. Please call if you have a need for the service or know someone who does.

Meals on Wheels logo 

The Library is (Virtually) Open: Although closed, the Coronado Public Library continues to offer services to the community so patrons can still feel connected to the community and all the resources the Library offers, such as access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies and magazines. Online services are still available atwww.coronadolibrary.org. The Library is waiving fees and fines for now. Just keep our materials for when the Library reopens. Check out all the Library can do virtually and see what might interest you:

  • Get a Library Card: Take advantage of the virtual Coronado Library by first getting a Coronado Public Library. Fill in an application online through our website, Coronadolibrary.org. Then take a photo of your California or Military ID on your phone and email it to [email protected] The Library will email back a barcode number and a temporary PIN. Physical cards will be held for pickup when the library reopens. If you have any questions, call (619) 522-7390.

         How to Get a Library Card

  • Online Book Club: Coronado can read and discuss Emily Bronte's “Wuthering Heights.” Reconnect with this beloved classic, rich with symbolism concerning the physical landscape. Join the forum by posting your thoughts. This title is accessible to the public here.

  • Teen Librarian, Jacqueline Luna has been filming make-at-home demos for this series using items found around the house. Each segment includes step by step instructions on a variety of activities such as a tug-of-war dog toy, mini pinata, TP launchers, spinning CD tops, bottle cap maracas and more! Start saving toilet paper rolls, newspapers, tin cans, and wine corks to follow along. All crafts are suitable for the whole family, from kids to teens. To link to the Tinker at Home series, subscribe to the Library's YouTube channel or visit the website and use the Library Videos tab.

     Library on YouTube


  • We are here for you: Click here to connect with the Library with any troubleshooting questions you may have about our databases.

  • Online Content: There are lots of new online content streaming onCoronado TV

  • Catalog: Go to our Library catalog and check out the lists some of the staff have put together. When you are in the catalog, do a keyword search by typing “eBooks” in the search bar. Once the list comes up, click on the “Available Now” box on the left side and you can see all the eBooks that you can checkout right now. There are more than 6,600 eBooks available.

     Library eBooks


  • Digital Public Library of America: A great educational tool on the Coronado Public Library website is the Digital Public Library of America. Find the icon at coronadolibrary.org and have access to an online library with millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds and images.

     Digital Library

  • Newspapers: For all of our newspaper lovers out there, go tocoronadolibrary.org and find the NewsBank icon. With your Library card, access articles from newspapers, newswires, blogs, and the web featuring the San Diego Union-Tribune and USA Today and many more.

    Library Newspapers 


  • Language App: Learn a new language for free with Mango, which offers more than 70 world languages. You can find access to Mango on coronadolibrary.org under Articles and Research. Once you sign up with your library card, download the Mango app on your mobile device and learn anywhere.

Mango App


  • Video Streaming: You can find quality, thoughtful entertainment through the video streaming service Kanopy. The Coronado Library card gives you seven credits a month that lets you access movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, and educational videos. The best part, Kanopy Kids is unlimited, so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining films and TV series. Go to coronadolibrary.org homepage and look for the Kanopy icon to get started.

     Kanopy Icon


  • Math Magicians: Children in Grades K-3 in Coronado are invited to transform their math skills by participating in ‘Coronado Math Magicians,’ a math-oriented, home-based learning initiative. Coronado Public Library will be posting a new math activity very week within its Instagram highlight “Math Magicians.” Children may participate when they can. The library invites children to post images of their progress. Activities include forming fun creations out of tangram puzzle shapes, which participants can first cut out of construction paper. Cameos from math teachers can also be expected. This program runs through Thursday, April 30.

          Math Magician


  • Teens/Tweens Reading Program: Coronado Teens and Tweens are invited to join the Coronado Public Library’s Coronado STEAMs into Reading program. Coronado kids in grades 4-12 are challenged to read, complete fun activities, and write book reviews to share what they loved or hated about what they read. Any item you read – books, graphic novels, eBooks, audiobooks, online articles, magazines – counts. While the Coronado Public Library is closed right now, its online collection is available for digital download. Check out Flipster for access to magazines, Libby for eBooks and eaudiobooks, Ebsco databases for access to journals and peer reviewed articles if you’re looking to learn a little something during this downtime. Go to coronadolibrary.org and have your library card handy to log in from home. This digital challenge will run until April 30. Sign up at coronado.beanstack.org. Email Teen Librarian Jacqueline Luna at [email protected].

     STEAM at Library


  • Instagram: The Library invites Coronado residents 13 and older to share photos of themselves as they are “holed up reading.” Use the hashtags #holedupreading #coronadopubliclibrary.


  • 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


Stay Informed CoronadoDo you like being in the know? Do you know what’s going on in Coronado? However, you like to get your city news, Coronado has many ways for you to get it. Do you like Twitter? We are active on Twitter. Do you prefer Facebook? Like us to keep up. Maybe you prefer a text message for traffic advisories. Sign up for the City’s Police Department Nixle account. What about an email reminder that a meeting is coming up or the council agenda is online? We have that, too, through our eNotification system. Of course, almost all of that can be found online in the City Manager’s Weekly Update, a compendium of all the news and events that are going on or coming up in Coronado. You can sign up to receive an email as soon as it is published online or you can visit the City’s website on Friday at noon and find it there. Finally, don’t forget to check the City’s new website, where you can find news and information that affects residents, businesses and visitors.


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Posted on 03/27/2020
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