Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org.
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
www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.
City of Las Cruces
www.las-cruces.org Mayor issues an emergency proclamation following record positive COVID-19 cases in Doña Ana County. https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4027 Spooky Las Cruces Halloween Event https://www.las-cruces.org/2354/Spooky-Las-Cruces ASCMV Employee tests positive. https://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4023
Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
www.las-cruces.org “Trunk or Treat” scheduled at the mall on 10/31/20.
Las Cruces Public Schools
www.lcps.net Updating their numbers on their dashboard at: http://www.lcps.net/covid-case-updates/
Doña Ana County
www.donaanacounty.org We continue to provide COVID Care Kits through our partnership with LCDF, DOH and other non-profits.
Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
www.goDASO.org 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
www.villageofhatch.org No report.
Town of Mesilla
www.mesillanm.gov Effective 10/22/20, the Town of Mesilla offices will be closed as well as all parks and the Plaza.
Memorial Medical Center
www.mmclc.org 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
www.mountainviewregional.com 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
www.nmsu.edu No report.
New Mexico State University Police
Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen
www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.
Office of Emergency Management
www.donaanacounty.org/emergency 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
http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us Nothing new to report.
Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch
Hugo Costa, Executive Director
www.mvrda.org 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
www.cv.nmhealth.org 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