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Posted on: May 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 19, 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 Updates (to Include Dona Ana Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo and Otero Counties) as of 5/19/2020 at 2:30 p.m.:

Currently in UseCapacityRemaining Availability
Total ICU Capability5014999

COVID Patient Hospitalization

Positive COVID Admitted5

Ventilator Use

Vent Availability 118574

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 –Board meeting tomorrow at 2 p.m., information on website   

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Southern NM COVID emergency food project in parking lot of city hall. Expected to have 250+ residents in Sunland Park. SPPD will assist with crowd control. Happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rep. Lara, Sen. Cervantes coordinated.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Council met yesterday, extended Mayor’s emergency proclamation on face coverings through May 31. Special council meeting scheduled for May 22. Includes COVID discussion with mayors from Sunland Park and AnthonyMore information can be found here: 


Mayor Extends Emergency Proclamation on Facemasks 
Special Council Meeting - May 22, 2020 - Meeting with Mayors of Sunland Park and Anthony. 9:30 a.m. Friday (On our call I said "after regularly scheduled meeting" in error - the time is corrected in this link). 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

 Nothing new to report today.  

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  


Board meeting tonight at 6 p.m. available via livestream. Prepping for senior celebrations on Thursday and Friday.   

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


Nothing new to report Tuesday. 


Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  


Nothing new to report Tuesday.  

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


Nothing new to report. 


Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  


Nothing new to report Tuesday. 




Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  


Nothing new to report Tuesday. 



Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


Back online with community testing this morning, tent has been moved to the back lot. Public is asked to enter through Terrace Drive. Information has been posted on social media. Will not be testing on Monday (Memorial Day).  


MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


 Nothing new to report Tuesday. 



New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  


No report Tuesday.  


New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing new to report Tuesday. 



Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


No report Tuesday.  



Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing new to report Tuesday. 




State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 


Nothing new to report Tuesday. 




Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  


Nothing new to report Tuesday. 



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  

  A complete list of test sites can be found at: 



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