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Posted on: May 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 28, 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 updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD  unavailable Thursday.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Nothing new to update Thursday.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Nothing new to report on Thursday.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  

A Resolution Extending the Term for the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation is on the next special City Council meeting following Monday’s regular meeting at 1 p.m. June 1. More information can be found here: 


Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 


Nothing new to report Thursday 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

Nothing new to report.  

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


Nothing new to report 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  


Sheriff will be handing out cloth face masks from 9;30 to 11 at DASO Friday, limit of masks per car 


Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


Nothing new to update Thursday.  

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  

Food drive going on today, some residents heard there was COVID-19 screening. Brian to coordinate with Amanda from OEM. 



Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 



Nothing new to report Thursday 



Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


Nothing new to report Thursday. 


MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


 No report Thursday.  


New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  


Working on plans for re-entry for fall semester; substantial communications initiative underway. More details forthcoming next week.  

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing new to report Thursday. 


Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


Nothing new to report; will be coordinating with DOH for added screenings in Hatch.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing new to report Thursday .  




State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 


Nothing new to report Thursday. 


Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  


Nothing new to report Thursday. 

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  


Testing locations in the county today by our public health division: 

  • Anthony – Cri Cri Day Care (retest – not public) 

  • Chaparral – Public Health Office 

  • Hatch – Our Lady of All Nations Catholic Church (food bank and public community event) 

  • Las Cruces – Public Health Office 

  • Lordsburg – Public Health Office 

  • Santa Teresa – Stampede Meat Packing Plant (retest) 


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