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Posted on: May 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 26 2021

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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, theLas 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 

Regional updates: 

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept. Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 


No Report 

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire 

No report. 

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez Steve Ramirez 


Clarification on Mask Use in City Facilities/City sponsored events 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

Nothing new 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis Kelly Jameson 

Continuing Vaccination Clinics Wednesday until noon. Check the website for clinics during the summer. 


PED expects full reentry next school year. 

Doña Ana County 

Luce Rubio/Corrie Stone/Eric B./ Jamie Michael 

Good morning, Jennifer! I won’t be able to attend the call this morning but here is the COVID-related information that was provided to me for the JIC this week:  

·               Doña Ana County is helping the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to promote the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing pandemic. Eligibility requirements and information about how to apply are posted on our website.  

·               Emergency rent and utility assistance is still available to all Doña Ana County residents that rent or rent-to-own. More information and the application can be found on our website.  

·               The Board of County Commissioners directed that a public hearing be conducted at their regular meeting on June 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. on the question of whether to approve repealing the ordinance that requires the wearing of face masks or facial coverings in public places in Doña Ana County. All Doña Ana County residents are encouraged to send their input via email to    

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez 

No 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 

No longer requiring face masks, but Mesilla Municipal Court will require masks. 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins/Andrew Cummins 

MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Catherine Zaharko 

Mountain view is still requiring masks in the hospital and medical facilities. 

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

No  report 

New Mexico State University Police 

Jeff Harvey/Justin Dunivan 

Nothing new to report. 

Office of Emergency Management 

Stephen Lopez Amanda Bowen 

No report. 

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes new-mexico-correctional-facility/ 

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

No report. 

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director 

No report. 

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 



No Report. 

NM Department of Health 

David Morgan 

No report 

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