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Posted on: April 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes April 28, 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, 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 

Regional Hospital Resources:
(Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Hidalgo, and Otero County)

Currently In UseCapacityRemaining Availability
Total ICU Capability4912475

Person Under Investigation (PUI)14

Positive COVID Admitted2

Vents in Use (COVID Negative)12

COVID + Vented Patients0


Regional updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – spike continues in suicide calls and suicidal ideations.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Nothing new to report.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Have special city council meeting tonight to discuss extension of emergency declaration from April 30 through the end of the PHO. Will be reciprocal with the PHO by the governor.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Nothing new to report today.  

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

Nothing new to report Tuesday.  



Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

Since schools remain closed to the public, parents and guardians can complete online registraion for Kindergarten and online applications for Head Start and NM PreK.  

Principals are meeting today to discuss graduation alternatives. Should have a plan and announcement later this week.  


Doña Ana County 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


Nothing new to report Tuesday. 



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 Tuesday. 



Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  

Nothing new to report Tuesday. 



Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  

Nothing new to report Tuesday. 




Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  

Nothing new to report Tuesday. 


MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  

Nothing new to report Tuesday. 



New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  

Nothing new to report Tuesday. 



New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  

Nothing new to report Tuesday. 





Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

Working on hospital resource numbers, which will be updated today. Will be updating MAC for information with PIOs regarding quarantine and isolation policies for first responders.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing new to report Tuesday. 



State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

Nothing new to report Tuesday. 




Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  

Working on dashboard stats related to spike in domestic calls and also suicidal ideasons/suicides.  


U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 


 No report Tuesday. 




NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  


No report Tuesday. 




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