Coronado to close beaches on weekends

Coronavirus

CORONADO, Calif. — Coronado City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to close the city’s beaches on weekends in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.

People will still be able to walk or run on the beach during the week, but city leaders want people to maintain social distancing.

Some councilmembers like Michael Donovan were in favor of a full closure. “Why do we think we are smarter than every other beach in San Diego County?”

Resident Phil Garn believes beaches should remain open.

“I’m doing my best to stay home but people also need to exercise and keep themselves fit,” he said.

The city will keep parks open at normal hours. Tennis courts, playground equipment and the golf course will remain closed. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed at beach access points.

The decision will be evaluated at the next city council meeting in one week.

As of Tuesday, one Coronado resident had tested positive for coronavirus, San Diego County health officials confirmed.

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