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 Officers are receiving the vaccine. PPE supply is good. Board meeting tonight at 6 PM.
City of Sunland Park
Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire
www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.
City of Las Cruces
LC City Council has put together a COVID-19 vaccine task force.
LC Utilities will be giving out 2 disposable face masks to resident customers.
Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
www.las-cruces.org Officers are receiving the vaccine.
Las Cruces Public Schools
www.lcps.net No report.
Doña Ana County
www.donaanacounty.org Nothing new to report.
Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
www.goDASO.org DASO offices closed to public except for Wednesdays from 8-5. Deputies are receiving COVID vaccine.
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 Nothing new to report.
Memorial Medical Center Ryan Perkins www.mmclc.org 1) Today the 1st day of 2nd shots are being administered. 2) Pending quantities on next vaccine. 3) Census is OK right now, but preparing for possible surge.
MountainView Regional Medical
www.mountainviewregional.com 1) In second round of 1st dose of vaccine. 2) Census is manageable, but patients they are seeing are very sick. 3) Be cautious—still have aways to go.
New Mexico State University
www.nmsu.edu NMSU Now website replaces NMSU Ready Our NMSU Now website is live at now.nmsu.edu. It contains all of the information in the NMSU Now dynamic pandemic action plan, which, like the NMSU Ready plan before it, is our roadmap to the semester ahead. This shift to NMSU Now reflects our transformation into a community that has learned how to manage the spread of this virus and is focused on moving forward with confidence. You can download a PDF copy of the plan here. Just like our NMSU Ready plan, NMSU Now is a living document, informed by plans from our colleges and service units, and continues to be subject to changing guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Mexico Department of Health, and our own NMSU experts. We also expect to continue to hear from you about ways that it can be refined and improved. Please visit our new site to view updates to the plan and the dashboard with virus trends at NMSU. The old NMSU Ready site is archived at ready.nmsu.edu, and available for reference. If you include a link to our NMSU Ready site in your email signature, please update it to now.nmsu.edu
New Mexico State University Police
Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen
www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.
Office of Emergency Management
Amanda Bowen Working on vaccine planning with hospitals. State is transitioning to next phase.
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 Volunteers are doing Zoom meetings with social workers and families.
Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch
Hugo Costa, Executive Director
www.mvrda.org No report.
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: See attached schedule