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 www.cityofanthonynm.com Nothing new to report. As of 12/01/20, City of Anthony is back to appointment only services. Information available at www.cityofanthonynm.com.
City of Sunland Park
Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire
www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.
City of Las Cruces
www.las-cruces.org Updates for the City of Las Cruces: City of Las Cruces is extending the CARES Act for small businesses.
Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report.
Las Cruces Public Schools
www.lcps.net LCPS lost a teacher to COVID. Administration is reaching out to students. LCPS has produced posters with the theme “Check in with your Kids” to help with the isolation and grief during COVID.
Doña Ana County
www.donaanacounty.org DAC continues to provide COVID Care Kits to residents at COVID testing events. Outreach to county residents for CARES Act funding for both small businesses and for residents for utilities and mortgages.
Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
www.goDASO.org DASO offices closed to public except for Wednesdays from 8-5.
Doña Ana County Detention Center
Capt. Bryan Baker
www.donaanacounty.org/detention No report.
Village of Hatch
Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD
www.villageofhatch.org No report.
Town of Mesilla
www.mesillanm.gov Town Hall is open by appointment only. Plaza has reopened.
Memorial Medical Center
www.mmclc.org Nothing new to report.
Unified Area Command JIC Update (December 3, 2020) PDF Link