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Posted on: May 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 13, 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 (Including Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero County as of 5/12/2020 at 11:30 a.m.

Currently In UseCapacity Remaining Availability
Total ICU Capability5114796

Covid Patient Hospitalization

positive COVID admitted4

Ventilator Use

Vent Availability78578

Regional updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – been busy with calls; domestics continue to rise. Good on PPE, but curious to see how a possible reopening will affect that. Anticipate more universal precautions.  

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. Will be advising against unnecessary travel.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

HR director: not making any changes in telework until an extension in the PHO is announced.  

Ramped up testing. New hours are Monday through Thursday, 0700 to 0900 at 3807 McNutt Rd. Drive-up testing by appointment only.  

Operations continue as usual. 

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Special meeting will happen Friday at 9:30 to discuss public service announcements and a resolution on face coverings. More can be found here: 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

Nothing new to report.  

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

Majority of LCPS families are now eligible for extended EBT benefits to provide nutritional support through the summer. More info on website.  

Next board meeting May 19. 


Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  

10,000 fliers going out today in utility bills with information on proactive measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.  



Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  

Nothing new to report today.  


Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


No report Tuesday.  


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 to report Tuesday.  

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 Tuesday 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


Nothing new to report Tuesday.  

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 Tuesday 

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  


No report today.  

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 

Nreport Tuesday.   


NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  


No report Tuesday. 

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