Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County
575-525-5801 • email@example.com
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 No report. Nothing new to report.
City of Sunland Park
Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire
www.sunlandpark-nm.gov No report.
City of Las Cruces
Jennifer Martinez Nothing new to report.
Steve Ramirez www.las-cruces.org
Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire
www.las-cruces.org Nothing new to report.
Las Cruces Public Schools
www.lcps.net 1) La Clinica de Familia is holding a testing event at Centennial HS. 2) LCPS has begun surveillance protocols starting January 4, 2021. 10% of staff will be monitored weekly.
Doña Ana County
www.donaanacounty.org New data will be posted on donaanacounty.org that provides more COVID related statistics. The hospital report will still be separate as will the JIC notes.
Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office
www.goDASO.org No report.
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
www.mmclc.org MMC continues to vaccinate our own and community healthcare workers and first responders. Three days are available for first dose administration next week for these categories.
MountainView Regional Medical Center Ben Woods www.mountainviewregional.com No report.
New Mexico State University
Justin Bannister 1) NMSU hosted 2 vaccine events, one on New Year’s Eve and another on Friday, 1/8/21. Another is scheduled for this Friday. 2) NMSU is encouraging their students to register for the vaccine. 3) DACC will host a vaccine event on 1/29/21.
New Mexico State University Police
www.nmsupolice.com Nothing new to report.
Office of Emergency Management
www.donaanacounty.org/emergency No report.
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 No report.
Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch
Hugo Costa, Executive Director
www.mvrda.org No report.
U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector
Officer Joseph Barron www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-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