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Posted on: April 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes April 20, 2020


COVID19 Joint Information Center  

April 20, 2020 10:00 a.m.   

  1. City of Anthony 

 Chief Lara, Anthony PD – busy weekend. All calls were domestic disturbances. No calls related to violations of public health order. Will reach out to La Casa for additional resources.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Coordinating with Chief Lara on additional resources.  

  1.   City of Sunland Park 

Nothing new operationally to report 

  1. City of Las Cruces 

The City of Las Cruces is working on a news release asking businesses to comply with the Social Distancing Order as indicated in the New Mexico State Public Health Order issued on March 23rd. 

The City has been receiving notifications from concerned citizens that some business are not in compliance with the order. The City hopes to educate businesses first before any action is taken allowing time for correction and compliance. Actions may include a revocation of business license in extreme cases if documented repeated violations occur. Codes Enforcement can respond if necessary. (575) 528-4100. 
Not wearing a face masks was another concern identified by citizens. The City is recommending residents follow the recommendation on the CDC to wear one when out in public but because they are not mandated, the City is also not mandating their use. 

The City council will meet for a regular meeting today at 1 p.m. 

  1. Las Cruces Police Department / Las Cruces Fire Department 

LCPD is receiving a lot of complaints about people not complying with public health order at retail establishments, primarily area Walmart locations. Will be participating in frequent patrols of city parks, closed businesses. Over the weekend, there were some domestic calls 

  1. Las Cruces Public Schools 

       Ensuring teachers maintain communication with principals and providing additional resources for families. Putting together a video in support of the 2020 Census to encourage people to respond to the census. The school board meets tomorrow at 6 p.m. available via livestream.       

  1. Doña Ana County 

Nothing to report from the county. Jamie wanted the group to know about non-congregate isolation sites. Two hotels in town will accommodate those who need to self-isolate without resources to do so (ex: if they have families in town). One is for first responders only; one is for the general public. Food and health monitoring are also available for those in self-isolation. 


  1. Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Nothing to report on Monday 

  1. Doña Ana County Detention Center 

 Nothing to report on Monday but expressed appreciation for the donation of cloth masks.   

  1. Village of Hatch 

 No report Monday 

  1. Town of Mesilla 

 Nothing new to report Monday 

  1. Memorial Medical Center (MMC) 

 Nothing new to report Monday    

  1. Mountain View Regional Medical Center 

Nothing new to report Monday 

  1. New Mexico State University 

Nothing to report Monday, aside from details related to tomorrow’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 Monday    

  1. Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 

       Nothing new to report Monday. Will be assisting in responding to the list of questions sent to the JIC from elected officials.   

  1. Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

  No report on Monday. 

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

       Agencies are trying to work through logistics and clarification on end of life directives for those who are actively dying and granting access to families. Being on hospice is no longer sufficient for allowing visitation.  

  1. Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA) 

       Nothing new to report Monday 

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

No report Monday  

  1. New Mexico Department of Health 

       No report Monday     

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