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Posted on: April 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC notes April 23, 2020


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, the Town of Mesilla, City of Anthony, City of Sunland Park and Village of 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 


ADVISORY: Current hospital capacity for providing care to critical patients is positive. Our healthcare providers and first responders would like to inform the public that we can respond safely to any medical emergency. Anyone experiencing symptoms of chest pain, or signs of a stroke, including facial drooping, arm weakness, slurred speech or other significant difficulty IT IS TIME TO CALL 911. As hospitals continue to address COVID-19 related situations, they remain safe for anyone requiring emergency care.  







Total ICU capability 




COVID-19 patient hospitalization 




Persons Under Investigation (PUI) 




Positive COVID admitted 








Vent availability  




Vents in use (COVID negative) 




Vents in use (COVID positive) 




PUI Vented 





Regional updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Lara, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Lara, Anthony PD – still experiencing domestic disturbances, and the calls related to the public health order is waningAwaiting email from Gadsden ISD.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – No report Thursday.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Nothing operationally to report.   

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  

Las Cruces-area business owners will have an opportunity to learn more about resources offered by the state of New Mexico in a Zoom meeting tomorrow with Deputy Cabinet Secretary Jon Clark, New Mexico Economic Development Department and Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. 

The ZOOM meeting will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, April 24. There are no registration fees and the meeting is open to all businesses. For information on how to register, contact Debbie Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce at 575/524-1969 or 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

Nothing new to report.  



Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

Food distribution sites are operationally Monday through Thursday with Friday meal available on Thursday 

Working on a video project for 2020 Census.  

Doña Ana County 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  

Will release list of test sites from the DOH later today to further publicize those activities.  

Jamie – DC Smith mentioned yesterday meetings with MMC and MountainView regaring concern over people waiting too long for ilfe-threatening symptoms that are non-COVID related. Will push messaging from hospitals that those facilities are still safe. Will have scripts written with same message for first responders. Ryan (MMC): will write an op-ed for this weekend with AHA guidelines   


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  

No report Thursday.  



Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  


Nothing new to report Thursday 


Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


Nothing new to report Thursday. 


MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  



No report Thursday. 


New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  

No report Thursday. 

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing new to report Thursday. 



Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


Jackie at OEM will be taking a census at all hospitals every day to send an update daily through the JIC. Emphasized streamlining of information. New deadline for JIC notes will be 4 :30 for regional updates 


Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Surgical masks were distributed yesterday for all staff and inmates. Total population to date at the facility is 656.  



State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 


Nothing new to report Thursday. 


Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  


 Nothing new to report Thursday. 


U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 


 Nothing new to report Thursday. 


NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  


No report Thursday.   



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