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COVID-19 has left an indelible impression on the world at large and certainly Coronado has not been spared economically or culturally. Last week two of the city’s iconic events, the Fourth of July Parade and all that day’s attendant events were cancelled. The following day Concerts in the Park was cancelled, with a glimmer of hope existing that a concert or two could be held.

Concerts President Cathy Brown provided her thoughts on what would have been the 50th Anniversary of Concerts in the Park. “The best we can hope for is maybe, and this is a big maybe, the last week of August and/or Labor Day Sunday, Sept. 6. These dates are based on the schools being back in session and we get the okay from the City. Also, only Coronado local bands would play those dates. Of course, if anything changes, and we’re allowed to have the concerts, the Board can make it happen very quickly. We will celebrate our 50th Anniversary next year in 2021. I can’t wait to see you all again, dancing at the Concerts.” more >>

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The County of San Diego has fallen back into the most restrictive tier on the state’s blueprint for reducing COVID-19. The move from the Red to the Purple tier means that restaurants, retail stores, gyms and places of worship must move outdoors or reduce their indoor operations once again. B…

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The County of San Diego has fallen back into the most restrictive tier on the state’s blueprint for reducing COVID-19. The move from the Red to the Purple tier means that restaurants, retail stores, gyms and places of worship must move outdoors or reduce their indoor operations once again. The blueprint, which went into effect Aug. 31, has criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

Businesses must comply with the new restrictions starting Saturday, Nov. 14. As

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With coronavirus positive cases going down in the county recently, Sharp Coronado has seen a reduction of hospitalizations. Sharp Coronado CEO Susan Stone said regular hospital services are nearly at pre-COVID 19 levels. The outpatient situation has returned to normal status but the hospital is not open to visitations.

“We want to ensure the community is aware they can come and have care,” she said. Stone also added that it’s important not to delay care as in the past, when patients were afraid to be treated, because the hospital is a safe environment.

Stone reminded the public that the gym is open by reservations and personal trainers have also become creative and use the lawn area as well as offers zoom classes.

The hospital offers RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing, which detects the RNA of the virus that causes the Coronavirus disease, for patients that have symptoms. The PCR test is very sensitive and as long as there is COVID RNA in a person, the test will detect it. The hospital does not offer antigen or antibody testing.

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On August 18, San Diego County was removed from the state’s COVID-19 watchlist, allowing schools to reopen their facilities for in-person learning beginning September 1. On September 15, CUSD began Phase One of reopening, bringing moderate to severe special needs students back on campus. Early last week it appeared that, based on COVID-19 case numbers, San Diego County was at risk of moving from the Red Tier back into the more restrictive Purple Tier on California’s four tier color-coded tracking system. As of Tuesday, September 21 that did not occur, but the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines state that if a county moves to a more restrictive tier at any time, schools that have already opened are not required to close. Therefore, on September 18, CUSD announced plans to continue its reopening with Phase Two (grades K-5) the week of October 5.