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Posted on: April 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes April 17, 2020


COVID19 Joint Information Center  

April 17, 2020 10:00 a.m.  

  1. City of Anthony 

 Chief Lara, Anthony PD – Going through PPE quickly, will work on resourcing more. Increase in domestic violence calls. 

 Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Public Works employee was pulled over by EPPD. Staff ID that was issued by the city wasn’t sufficient. Needed a letter designating staff as essential employees.  

  1.   City of Sunland Park 

Nothing new operationally to report 

  1. City of Las Cruces 

Nothing new to report Friday. Council was in special session during the conference.      

At a special meeting today, April 17, 2020, the Las Cruces City Council approved an additional $139,500 in emergency funding to assist with the impact to our community caused by the Public Health Order to address the Corona Virus. The money is from the City’s general fund. 


  • Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity: $65,000 to complete five-homes currently under construction.
  • City of LC Economic Development Department: $74,500 for microloan technical assistance. 

On April 3, City Council allocated $1,072,500 in emergency financial assistance and another $684,000 on April 10.Those funds were allocated from the Telshor Fund, money the City receives for the lease of Memorial Medical Center that is jointly owned by the City and County.

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

  1. Las Cruces Police Department / Las Cruces Fire Department 

Nothing operationally to report 

  1. Las Cruces Public Schools 

       As of Friday, most devices had been distributed to students who indicated they needed assistance, and codes from Comcast have been assigned. Nine schools reported a 100% distribution rate for technology and a handful of schools had distribution schedules this week. The LCPS Continuous Learning Plan is still online and is updated daily at        

  1. Doña Ana County 

Nothing to report Friday 

  1. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Nothing to report on Friday 

  1. Doña Ana County Detention Center 

 Nothing to report on Friday but had a request for donation of homemade masks. Other JIC agencies will assist offline.  

  1. Village of Hatch 

 No report Friday 

  1. Town of Mesilla 

 Nothing new to report Friday 

  1. Memorial Medical Center (MMC) 

 Nothing new to report Friday    

  1. Mountain View Regional Medical Center 

Nothing new to report Friday 

  1. New Mexico State University 

Nothing to report Friday, aside from details related to next week’s meeting: 

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 Friday    

  1. Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 

       Nothing new to report Friday 

  1. Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

  No report on Friday. 

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

       Will start distributing homemade masks for staff and then to inmates.  

  1. Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA) 

       Nothing new to report Friday, had a request for specialized PPE for those with claustrophobia – that query will be sent to OEM for review/recommendation.  

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

No report Friday  

  1. New Mexico Department of Health 

       No report Friday   

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