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Posted on: May 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 11, 2020

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Joint Information Center 


May 11, 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 updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – No report.   

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – City will have a special meeting next Wednesday 2 p.m. virtually (tentative). Posted on website. Tentatively opening Monday, May 18 with limited services.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Operationally no changes.   

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Public messaging on when to call 911 and reassurance that hospitals are safe was distributed via the following news release: 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

Working on a video of officers wearing masks, encouraging others to do the same when they go out in public and in stores. Will coordinate with other city resources.   


Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

Dr. Trujillo will be talking about graduation celebrations on a Facebook Live event with Univision at 11 a.m.  

Next board meeting May 19. 


Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  

Fliers going out in utility bills on social distancing, mask use. Printed material is in both English and Spanish.  



Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  

Nothing new to update today 


Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


As part of the state initiative to test staff and detainees in correctional facilities, the DC will be testing staff and 25% of the population, which is the provision under the current guidance.  


Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  


Village offices are open and fully staffed. Remain closed to the public.  


Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  


Nothing new to report.  

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


Did not receive requested community drive-through testing materials. Will not be able to provide testing until further notice.  

Prior to today, MMC was averaging 250 tests daily.  

MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


Nothing to report today.  

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  


Nothing new to report.  

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing to report Monday 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


As was discussed in the UAC meeting, will be working on policy updates related to mask definitions, medical-grade masking. Will be sending messaging to the media that discourages non-essential travel.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


No report today.   

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 


Nothing to update Monday 

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 Monday; the border remains closed to non-essential traffic.  


NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  


No report Monday. 

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