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Posted on: May 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 26, 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  Received 2,000 cloth masks from OEM. Operations going as planned.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Board meeting on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (virtual). 


City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

No updates Tuesday.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Special city council meeting today at 1 p.m., with an item on the agenda related to how COVID-19 has affected our economy. More information can be found here: 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

No updates Tuesday. 


Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

Will be featuring weekly op-ed articles in the Las Cruces Sun-News on district-related news.  

May 29, 6:30 to 10 a.m. will be conducting screenings for district staff at the DOH.  

Most employees are still working from home. Extremely modified protocols at central office for those who are cleared for entry.  

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


Plans are underway for reopening the government center; will be conducting COVID-19 testing for employees on June 5.  



Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  

No updates Tuesday. 



Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


This week will be testing adult facility officers and a portion of the detainee population. Starts today through Friday and possibly into next week.  



Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  


Nothing to report.  



Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  


No updates Tuesday. 







Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


No updates Tuesday. 




MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


No report Tuesday.  





New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  

No report Tuesday. 


New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  



Nothing new Tuesday.  



Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


Issued over 9,000 cloth masks to the community for those who do not have them.  

Continue to monitor regional hospital resources. Are currently at a 3% rate of those who are tested are positive. As numbers are rising, are still staying at the same rate of infection.  


Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing to report.  




State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 



Nothing to report Tuesday.  



Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  



No updates 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  


Doña Ana County – today only:  

Chaparral – Public Health Office 

La Mesa – Food Distribution Site, will test families seeking food services. 

Las Cruces – Dona Ana County Detention Center 

Las Cruces – Public Health Office 

Mesquite – Food Distribution Site, will test families seeking food services. 



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