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Posted on: April 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes April 22, 2020

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Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 

575-639-2121 •  

OBJECTIVE: To streamline communication between local government agencies during the COVID-19 response. Partner organizations include city and county representatives, local hospitals, the Department of Health, jail and prison facilities, first responders, the Las Cruces Public School district, City of Anthony, Sunland Park and Hatch.  

JIC members collaborate on a daily conference call at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. The notes compiled during that call are made available at and 

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Lara, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Lara, Anthony PD – Gadsden School District are trying to coordinate a caravan for seniors. Chief to the district: that’s not advisable at this time.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Nothing new to report today.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Nothing new operationally to report. At last night’s city council meeting, elected officials are trying to identify state and federal emergency assistance. This Tuesday will host a special council meeting to discuss COVID-19 issues exclusively.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Nothing new to report.  

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

Nothing new to report.  



Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

Board meeting held last night via livestream. Nothing new operationally related to the COVID-19 response; board did vote unanimously to extend the Superintendent’s executive power through May 19.  


Doña Ana County 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  

Nothing new to report.  


Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  

Nothing new to report.  


Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

Nothing new to report.  


Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  

Had COVID-19 testing in Hatch yesterday with a good turnout. Results expected in the coming days.  



Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  


Nothing new to report Wednesday.  


Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  



Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  

Nothing new to report Wednesday. 

NMSU will begin posting the “Congratulations, graduates” banners along University Ave. in the coming week.  


New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 



Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  


 Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 


 Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  

As Hatch reported, specimen collection 85 tests being processed. At Community of Hope today where testing continues.  

Governor is scheduled to speak today at 3 p.m. Topic is unknown. DOH is expected to release updated numbers at 4 p.m. today. 

Luce (DAC): is it possible to release to the public where testing is happening on a regular basis. Tomorrow there will be two public test sites for essential workers. DOH has advertised to essential businesses to make them aware of the testing opportunity. If someone from the general public needs to be tested, they won’t be turned away.  

7 a.m. to 12 p.m. drive-thru testing at Public Health Office on Spruce/Solano.  

Capt. Schoen: is any additional testing planned for Sunland Park? How many times can someone be tested for COVID-19? Dave will report back but does not know of any limit. Essential workers can be tested as many times as necessary.  


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