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City of Coronado Coronavirus update

City of Coronado 
Update for Coronavirus
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Coronavirus Update for City of Coronado 

April 25, 2020- City to Reduce Restrictions on Beach, Ocean Water Sports Coronado Will Place Limits on Beach Walking, Running

In cooperation with San Diego Coastal cities and in response to San Diego County’s recently amended health order, ocean water activity may resume on Monday off Coronado beach and running and walking with restrictions will start again on the sandy beach.

Regional coastal agencies announced earlier this week a coordinated regional plan for the phased reduction of restrictions on beaches in San Diego County. The plan was developed and approved by regional lifeguards and police agencies. It did not address the timing of the reduction in beach and water activity restrictions, which depended on when the County’s Public Health Official determined it was safe.

On Friday, the County’s Public Health Officer announced that it was safe and reduced ocean water restrictions effective Monday, April 27.

As a result, beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, Coronado will open its beach to recreational water sports and to walking and running. Social distancing and sanitation must be maintained. Anyone displaying any symptoms of being sick is not allowed on any public beach or park. Beginning May 1, face coverings will be required whenever you are within 6 feet of another person. Until then, it is recommended you use face coverings to the extent possible.

Beachgoers may enter the ocean water for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and other recreational water sports. However, people may not loiter, lay on the sand or gather in groups of any size at the beach. The beach will close during this phase at 6 p.m.

Coronado’s Dog Beach and the nearby fire pits, as well as Sunset Park, will remain closed due to the difficulty visitors have had in adhering to social distancing requirements and the risk that places on public safety officials. The City will begin removing yellow caution tape, barriers and signs advising beachgoers of the beach closure before Monday morning. Additional signs will be placed at Dog Beach, and Coronado Police will step up patrols in the area to remind the community that both Dog Beach and the fire rings are closed.

Activities are allowed in accordance with the state’s public health order. While outdoor activities are allowed, the health order requires that people stay home if they can.

Parking remains restricted around the beach and parks in Coronado, and now includes no parking on both sides of Ocean Boulevard. The bay and the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp remain closed. Recreational boating is prohibited at this time.

The deliberation of the regional agencies included the possibility of relaxing the restrictions merely on ocean water activity or merely on beach running and walking. It was collectively determined that both ocean water activity and limited beach access would occur simultaneously.

The Coronado Municipal Golf Course remains closed at this time. The City will open the Golf Course upon receiving clear guidance from the County allowing Coronado to do so.

March 31, 2020

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.Council members also placed off-limits the dog washing station at Dog Beach at all times and place a 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 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.

March 24, 2020 -- The Port of San Diego has announced that in an effort to help minimize the spread of and exposure to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), it is closing public parks around San Diego Bay, which includes beaches, parking lots, piers, and boat launches. The decision is effective immediately to further discourage nonessential gatherings of any size.

Per the Port:

List of local Port parks and facilities that are now closed until further notice:

  • Coronado Landing Park (includes beach)
  • Coronado Tidelands Park (includes beach)
  • Grand Caribe Shoreline Park

Closed signs are being posted at Port parks, parking lots, beaches and boat launches, and Port of San Diego Harbor Police will be working to educate the public about the closures and what is and isn’t allowed. Public access walkways, sidewalks, and promenades are open to allow exercise – walking, running, and cycling – which is permitted under the State of California’s stay at home order, so long as a socially safe distance of six feet is maintained from people who aren’t part of the same household.


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.

Reach the Call Center at (619)522-6380