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Posted on: May 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 8, 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 

Regional Hospital Resources (Including: Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero Counties) - As of 5/7/2020 1 p.m. 

Currently in Use
Total ICU Availability

COVID Patient Hospitalization


Ventilator Use

Vent Available

Regional updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – Nothing new to report today,  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – City will have a special meeting next Wednesday 2 p.m. virtually (tentative).  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Nothing operationally to report.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Working on a release from Las Cruces Fire advising residents to go to the hospital in emergencies (heart attack/stroke). A flyer will also be included in utility bills 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

All city parks remain closed under the public health order. Will be patrolling on Sunday to ensure no one is violating the order on Mother’s Day.  


Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  


School campuses and outdoor facilities remain closed, will be sending out additional messaging via new release and social media promotion,  


Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  

Launching a campaign to reinforce public health messaging to include in utility bills, will distribute posters with same promotion: COVID-19 diligence is still needed, wash hands and practice social distancing.  

Jamie – received a call from the governor’s office with questions about summer youth programs. Will wait and see what the provisions are from the governor on May 15.  


Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  

Will be increasing patrols on Sunday reinforcing public health order.  


Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


Nothing new to report. 


Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  

Nothing new to report.  


Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  


Nothing new to report.  

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


Nothing new to report.  

MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


Concerned about rising numbers of positive cases in Doña Ana County. Asked about intel on zip codes impacted as we move into next week.  

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  


Nothing new to report.  

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing to report Friday.  

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


Nothing new to report.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Precautionary measures started yesterday, tested 333 people inside the facility. Today will begin testing inmates, with 188 scheduled (that’s 25% of total population).  

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 


Nothing to update Friday.  

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  


Nothing new to report.  

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 

No report Friday.  


NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  


No report Friday. 


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