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Posted on: May 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 15, 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 – nothing new to report. Needed direction on DOH handing out masks to the public. Local DOH has not heard of that directive from the state, but Bryan from OEM found the following link for anyone who would like to request a mask by mail: 


Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – planning a soft opening with limited public access to MVD; opening polls for early voting, police records and business licensing. Will observe public health order. More information will be posted on their website.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Extension of emergency declaration will be in place today. Will require 100% mask use in city buildings.   

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


City will open for early voting starting tomorrow. More informaiton can be found here: 

Will require face coverings. Information will be going out in utility bills on calling 911 in emergencies.  

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

No report today, nothing new to report.  

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

Finalizing plans on senior celebrations at the Field of Dreams. More details to come in a news release on Monday and at 

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  

Continue to explore ways to open government center safely. Building is open for early voting only.  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  


Nothing new to report operationally 

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


Nothing new to report Friday.  


Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  


Nothing new to report Friday. 



Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  


Nothing new to report Friday. 



Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


Nothing new to report Friday. 



MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


Just received 1,000th volunteer-made mask. Recommended some PR to promote the goodwill of our community to step up for our healthcare workers by quantifying how many have been made locally.   


New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  


Nothing new to report Friday. 



New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing new to report Friday. 



Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


Nothing new to report Friday. 



Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing new to report Friday. 



State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 


Nothing new to report Friday. 



Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  


Nothing new to report Friday. 



U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 


Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.    


NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  

Several testing sites have been scheduled and announced today. A complete list can be found at: 



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