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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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San Diego Blood Bank is partnering with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, on a new research study involving plasma from donors who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The intent of the study is to test antibodies raised by COVID-19 vaccines found in the plasma of participants against new variants of the

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The state will officially retire its Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier system Tuesday, lifting capacity and physical distancing restrictions for most businesses and activities in the region. This means that almost all sectors of the economy can return to pre-pandemic capacity limits tomorrow.

Certain COVID-19 guidance will continue to be in place for large-scale event settings. Organizers of these so-called mega events with more than 5,000 people indoors, or more than 10,000 people outdoors will need to take extra steps to ensure the safety of attendees.

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After spending over a year wearing a mask, locked up in our homes, hoarding Clorox wipes, and not seeing family and friends, parts of the country have changed. On a recent vacation trip from California to Florida, I discovered that not all the world is under a mask siege with must follow regulations that we have grown to dislike.

This is my first travel experience since COVID-19 hit. I was a little apprehensive about what it would be like on a long plane flight wearing a mask and even walking through airport security.

It was everything I expected and more. As I checked in at the San Diego airport, there were employees quickly reminding us “masks are required in all airport areas.”

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After registering a case rate of less than two COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents for two consecutive weeks, the County will move to the Yellow Tier of the state’s reopening framework beginning Wednesday, June 9.

As of today, the County’s new adjusted case rate is 1.2 cases per 100,000 people after declining to a case rate of 1.7 cases last week. The Yellow Tier means there is minimal spread of COVID-19 in the region.

“You did it, San Diegans. You have followed the public health guidance and got vaccinated when the vaccine became available to you,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “These actions have resulted in a significant drop in COVID-19 cases in the region. Now we need San Diegans to continue getting vaccinated so that we can get closer to herd immunity, and that includes second doses for those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.”

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The City and Sharp Coronado Hospital opened a vaccination site in Coronado in January. Since then, more than 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered at the Coronado Community Center site by a variety of volunteers.