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Posted on: June 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes June 1, 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  Situational awareness in response to nation-wide protests. No significant events over the weekend; tentative mask distribution event Wednesday at 10 a.m.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Regular board meeting June 4 at 5:30, virtual. Details on website.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Issuing thermometers to department directors for temp checks. Will be bringing essential positions back to city hall.    

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Launched new COVID-19 interactive dashboard on the city’s website. More information can be found here: 


Special City Council meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. today to discuss emergency orders related to face coverings. More information can be found here: 



Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 


No updates related to COVID-19; remain vigilant towards potential protesting locally.   

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

District employees and contractors are now required to attend a drive-through wellness check at six different sites.  

Last week, NMAA board voted to allow practices to begin later this month.  

School re-entry task force will be meeting to discuss what school will look like when classes start in August. More virtual learning will be made available.  

School board work session at 10 a.m. tomorrow.  

*Kelly Jameson announced today the leadership of the JIC will transition to Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County. Kelly will still represent LCPS on the JIC calls, which will now be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. until further notice.  

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


Nothing new to update Monday.  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  


 Mask dissemination events will be going on all week; Sheriff drove to ABQ over the weekend to get additional supplies.  


Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


Continue to test detainee population.  

Question about local lab testing to avoid delays. Brian Hartley with OEM will follow up.  

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  


Nothing new to report Monday.  


Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 



Nothing new to report Monday.   



Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


A clarification regarding last week’s update to the visitor policy: Visitors at MMC are only for same-day surgical patients.  


MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


No updates Monday.  


New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  


COVID-19 rapid response team launched last week, tasked with coordinating what’s needed for next semester and in the future. Phase 3 began this week of their Health Safety Plan. More can be found here: 

Also, important dates have not changed with respect to studying at NMSU. Some important ones to note: 

  • August 14 – Housing move-in 

  • August 17 – Faculty return 

  • August 18 – Convocation (this will happen online) 

  • August 19 – Classes begin 

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing new to report Monday. 


Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


Test sites for today and tomorrow confirmed. (See DOH section below) 

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing new to report Monday. 




State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 


Nothing new to report Monday. 


Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  


Nothing new to report Monday. 

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: 

June 1 

  • Electronic Caregiver from 8 to 11 a.m. 

  • Anthony Public Health Office, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

  • Peak Behavioral Health, 7 to 11 a.m.  

June 2 

  • Chaparral, St. Thomas More Catholic Church (along with food distribution), 7:30 am. to noon  

  • Las Cruces Public Health Office (for day care employees only), 4 to 7 p.m. 



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