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Posted on: April 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 JIC Notes April 29, 2020

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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 updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – nothing new to report 

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Nothing new to report.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Nothing new to report operationally. Emergency city council meeting held last night.  

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 Wednesday 



Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  


Brainstorming ideas for graduation. Will have webinar with seniors and parents and will roll out a plan next week.  



Doña Ana County 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 

Jamie: young man who attends DACC, younger brother who goes to East Picacho has no internet access. Comcast is not available in that area. Century Link is the only provider. Would like to network with available resources to assist them.  

Justin Bannister: WiFi is available at NMSU.  Kelly will look into a hotspot connection.  


Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  

Nothing new to report Wednesday 


Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

Nothing new to report Wednesday. 



Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  

No report Wednesday. 



Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  

Nothing 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. 



New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  

Nothing new to report Wednesday. Wondered if he could get crisis line protocol and phone number. Kelly will relay.  





Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

From Emergency Operations 

  • This week we will be starting meetings with Economic Development from the City, County and Mesilla Valley Economic Alliance (MVEDA). Objective to provide policy makers with information on resuming new business model for operating during the current pandemic. This will integrate information from the Department of Health, EOC, and Emergency Response Agencies into those recommendations. 

  • Non-congregate housing for health care providers (HCP) has been established at several locations within our area. This housing is being used to isolate or quarantine HCP when they are unable to do so from their home. Housing to support low acuity COVID+ patients that cannot shelter in place at home will also have support for housing on a short-term basis. 

  • Logistical needs for PPE for numerous health care providers, as well as polling place workers are being processed through the EOC system. 


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  

Additional information and stats are on MVRDA’s dashboard on their homepage 


U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 


 No report Wednesday. 




NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  

 Testing today:  

  • Las Cruces PHO- Essential Workers- Childcare, The Toy Box (7am – Noon) 

  • Sunland Park Public Health Office- Essential Workers- La Clinica De Familia, Health Care (8:30am – 11:30am) 

  • Anthony Public Health Office (8:30am – 11:30am) 




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