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Posted on: April 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes April 16, 2020


COVID19 Joint Information Center 
April 16, 2020 10:00 a.m.  

  1. City of Anthony 

 Chief Lara, Anthony PD – operations going well. Discussions on canceling National Night Out. Decision needs to be made in advance of efforts for sponsorships, support and in keeping the community safe.   

 Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – hosted the first remote meeting yesterday, with minor technology problems. Business is going as well as expected under the circumstances.  

  1.  City of Sunland Park 

State of Emergency declared yesterday by the Mayor; Capt. Schoen is now designated Emergency Manager during the crisis. Operations continue as usual.  

  1. City of Las Cruces 

Nothing new to report today; yesterday, City Council allocated some additional funding for utility customers needing assistance. The following was sent via news release: 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) encourages both residential customers and business owners looking for financial help with utility bills to call Customer Central at 575-541-2111 as quickly as possible. Local LCU representatives will assess your needs and find the best options for you or your business.   

The funding is available thanks to Las Cruces City Council approving a $1.1 million economic relief measure in early April due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A portion of that relief funding goes to LCU to financially assist customers – whether residential or business - who have fallen behind on their payments or are about to.   

“Local businesses have been particularly affected by the Stay at Home Emergency Order in effect in New Mexico,” said Jose Provencio, Las Cruces Utilities, deputy director Business Services. He explained the process will be new and LCU representatives will work with residents or businesses one-on-one and line up the assistance needed. LCU wants to work with customers, especially during these trying times; a simple phone call to Customer Central at 575-541-2111 starts the process.   

Las Cruces Utilities can be contacted at 575-528-3500 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and provides services to approximately 100,000 Las Cruces residents and businesses.  

City of Las Cruces news releases are available on the home page of the City website at under News & Announcements and can be translated into Spanish and multiple other languages using the Select Language feature on the lower right side of the page.     


  1. Las Cruces Police Department / Las Cruces Fire Department 

Nothing operationally new to report 

  1. Las Cruces Public Schools 

       The first week of remote learning wraps up tomorrow, with overall success in technology distribution and access to internet for those who need it. Meal service continues, with deliveries running as scheduled      

  1. Doña Ana County 

This week the county passed an emergency declaration – language is available for those municipalities that find it helpful and will be passed along to JIC members via email.  


  1. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Nothing to report on Thursday 

  1. Doña Ana County Detention Center 

 Nothing to report on Thursday 

  1. Village of Hatch 

 Chief Thornton: Nothing new operationally to report 

  1. Town of Mesilla 

 Nothing new to report Thursday 

  1. Memorial Medical Center (MMC) 

 One-page distribution sheet sent over (attached to these notes) about not delaying emergency medical attention in the event of a heart attack, stroke or other emergency    

  1. Mountain View Regional Medical Center 

Nothing new to report Thursday 

  1. New Mexico State University 

NMSU Board of Regents have meeting Tuesday via Zoom to discuss tuition rates, budgets for the coming year. Read on for more information on joining the meeting:  

NMSU regents to hold special meeting April 21 

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21. Due to public health emergency mandates issued by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the meeting will be webcast only. The meeting will be available by webcast through the link at Please contact the Office of the Board of Regents at 575-646-5997 if you need additional information. 


  1.  New Mexico State University Police  

Nothing new to report Thursday    

  1. Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 

       Nothing new to report Thursday.  

  1. Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

  No report on Thursday. 

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

       Nursing homes continue to have zero symptomatic issues. 

  1. Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA) 

       Nothing new to report Thursday  

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

No report Thursday  

  1. New Mexico Department of Health 

       No report Thursday     

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