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Posted on: October 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes October 28, 2020


Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 •  

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 weekly conference call at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The notes compiled during that call are made available at and  

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Regional updates:  

City of Anthony Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.   Oscar Dominguez, City Manager Encouraging residents to wear masks.  PPE is available from City of Anthony.   Nothing new to report. 

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  No report. 

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  Mayor issues an emergency proclamation following record positive COVID-19 cases in Doña Ana County. Spooky Las Cruces Halloween Event ASCMV Employee tests positive.  

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo “Trunk or Treat” scheduled at the mall on 10/31/20. 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  Updating their numbers on their dashboard at:  

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  We continue to provide COVID Care Kits through our partnership with LCDF, DOH and other non-profits.  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez  PPE stock is good for DASO.  Nothing else to report. 

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker No report. 

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  No report. 

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers Effective 10/22/20, the Town of Mesilla offices will be closed as well as all parks and the Plaza. 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  MMC is planning to provide more information about COVID cases.   Working with MountainView RMC to produce a video about adherence to CDC guidelines through the holidays.   

MountainView Regional Medical 


Ben Woods  Currently both hospitals have capacity, but will need some intervention to help lower the infection rates.  Working with MMC on communication.   

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister   No report. 

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  Nothing new to report. 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen State of NM is asking anyone ordering N95s to add the BATEL number.  If you have questions, Captain Schoen from Sunland Park can help.  Does not apply to hospitals ordering N95s.   

Southern New Mexico Correctional 


Lt. Carlos Reyes

new-mexico-correctional-facility/  No report.    


State of NM Aging & Long-Term 


Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program  Nothing new to report. 

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch 


Hugo Costa, Executive Director  MVRDA recently purchased a hand held fogger and are disinfecting daily or more often as necessary. 

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron

borders/border-patrol-sectors/el-paso-sector-texas  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 sites for 10/29/20-10/31/20 Las Cruces PHO schedule is: Thursday- 7:00-9:00 AM and 5:00-7:00 PM Friday- 7:00-9:00 AM  Saturday- 8:00-10:00 AM

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