Community Contributors: Amy Steward, Nancy Ratcliffe, Sharon Raffer, David Lowenberg and Ray Karlo
Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) was developed by concerned Coronado citizens in early March 2020, when the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was raising concerns. N2N was envisioned and designed to be a simple “phone tree-like” program – easily understood, implemented, and maintained by Coronado citizens. Its principal purpose was to improve critical communication between the City and its citizens, and provide a mechanism for neighbors to be more connected to and look after one another – particularly in times of crisis. As such, N2N can – with minimal effort – be easily re-energized in response to any kind of future crisis and provide invaluable communication and support for neighbors. N2N is a reflection of what makes Coronado so special!
For ease of execution, N2N divided Coronado into 173 sectors – called Blocks encompassing the Cays, Shores, Naval Bases, and Village. The Block design was meant to take maximum advantage of neighborly contact. The N2N map, designed by D’Amy Steward, provides a breakdown of the N2N Blocks.
In April 2020, the Neighbor to Neighbor initiative promoted making some noise for first responders and hospital heroes who are on the front lines of the COIVD-19 coronavirus pandemic on Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. Neighbors joined in expressing appreciation for first responders hard work and courage and to let our local healthcare providers and neighbors know that we are all in this together.
On February 17, 2021 the Coronado Rotary Club hosted David Lowenberg who presented a narrative about how N2N began and an update of how Coronado is doing concerning Covid-19 cases and community response since March 2020. The recording of that presentation is below.