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Posted on: April 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes April 9, 2020


  1. City of Anthony 

Chief Lara – DPS secretary sent link to a website where hotel rooms were being offered to healthcare workers during the crisisThere was some discussion about the validity of the link or whether the number to call is being manned. This resource will still be made available to all JIC members to use at their discretion. The information from the cabinet secretary is as folows: 

First responders including EMS and law enforcement: 

  1. Questions regarding if an individual has tested positive, we have established a 24 hour line and the number is 505-231-6740 and they can select Option #1. 

  1. Visit a COVID-19 testing site or call a local Public Health Office (PHO) to schedule appointment for testing.  Although there are several places to get tested, most if not all of the listed PHOs will offer and expedite testing for law enforcement and EMS workers during working hours. 

  1. When a COVID-19 test is obtained, make sure to request expedite on the NMDOH Scientific Lab Division (SLD) requisition form  

  1. Call the NM Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at (505) 476-9635 to find list of hotels for self-isolation if PUI or COVID-19 positive. 

  1. OYO Hotels & Homes is opening the doors to its hotels and offering free stays to doctors, nurses and other medical first responders who are helping in the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19). 

If your law enforcement personnel has any issues obtaining a COVID-19 test Dr. Sanzone has offered to assist in facilitating with the request.  She can be reached at (917) 582-6241 (cell). 


City manager, Oscar Dominguez, also had nothing to report    

  1. City of Sunland Park 

Joined by Fire Chief Danny Medrano, who just joined Sunland Park Fire Dept. This week, they went live with their Vulnerable Resident Registry, which identifies people in Sunland Park who are dependent on oxygen or would otherwise need immediate assistance in the event of a power outage or other emergency 

Completed signage posting at 14 retail establishments with new 20% occupancy rule   

  1. City of Las Cruces 

Nothing new to report. The City did extend the library and museum closures. The senior meal program will be extended and available to those who need it. The special meeting of City Council is still on schedule for tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.  

  1. Las Cruces Police Department / Las Cruces Fire Department 

Had one hotel with information on three discounted (or free?) stays for first responder and healthcare workers. Will follow up on that resource for anyone who might need it. 

  1. Las Cruces Public Schools 

Technology checkout continues. LCPS is also giving out internet access codes to teachers and students who need it. All information can be found at 

  1. Doña Ana County 

No update Thursday 


  1. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

 Magistrate Court is not accepting any payments right now from the public. The facility is only open to public defenders, district attorney’s office and law enforcement. 

  1. Doña Ana County Detention Center 

 Nothing new to report.  

  1. Village of Hatch 

Village offices are still closed to the public. Office staff is working a 
limited schedule of 2 days a week. The Museum and Library are still closed. 
Hours and schedule will be reviewed at next Tuesdays Trustee meeting. 

  1. Town of Mesilla 

 Nothing new to report 

  1. Memorial Medical Center (MMC) 

 Nothing new to report.    

  1. Mountain View Regional Medical Center 

   Yesterday, Vitalant decided to not take in donors today for the blood drive. Organizers expressed a need to stage out blood drives over an extended schedule in order to preserve the productWill reschedule at a later date 

  1. New Mexico State University 

Nothing to report, but Justin Bannister wanted to pass along an inspiring story about how it’s never too late to embrace technology! Here’s a link: 


  1.  New Mexico State University Police  

Nothing new to report Thursday    

  1. Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 

       CodeRED message was pushed out yesterday. Looking at possibility at IPAWS messaging from El Paso. Waiting on state to approve integration of their system. There was some discussion on the use of CodeRED for actual call-to-action public alerts.    

  1. Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

  Nothing to report Thursday. 

  1. State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services - Ombudsman Program 

       Checking on success of tablet technology for residents, also getting a status update on overall health of residents, access to healthcare and testing when needed. 

  1. Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA) 

 Sent out CodeRED messaging advising the public to stay home over the Easter holiday. A total of 129,266 telephone calls were made, 1,033 emails were sent, 1,415 text messages sent and 13 TDD messages.  

New guidance for essential workers: MVRDA has been doing all of them except temperatures before work which will be implementing tomorrow. Will begin using facemasks but they are on a three-week wait list for facemasks. Undersheriff Quezada offered to cover the needed supplies to MVRDA first responders until their shipment arrives.  

  1. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, El Paso Sector 

 Nreport Thursday. 

  1. New Mexico Department of Health 

       No report Thursday.    


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