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Posted on: April 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes April 24, 2020


Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 

575-639-2121 •   

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 daily conference call at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. The notes compiled during that call are made available at and 

Regional updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Lara, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Lara, Anthony PD – operationally, all is well in Anthony.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Nothing new to report on Friday. City of Anthony continues to maintain limited operations through May 15 

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Nothing operationally to report on Friday.   

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


The Las Cruces City Council today voted unanimously to extend the terms of the mayor’s emergency proclamation initially issued by Mayor Ken Miyagishima on April 7. 



Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

Nothing new to report.  



Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  


Nothing new to report, aside from regular business with Census 2020 promotion.  


Doña Ana County 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


Circulated a list of screening sites from the DOH via news release and social media.  


Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  

Nothing new to report. A reminder: doors are locked at Mag Court. All court business is done by phone.  


Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

Starting today, all contractors in the facility are required to wear masks inside the building 


Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  

Since testing was done in Hatch, there were two positive cases reported. There was a question to MVRDA on how to be notified on patrol for universal precautions. From MVRDA: 

Flagging those locations in CAD to assist with notifying responders to use universal precautions.   



Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  


Nothing new to report Friday 


Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


Nothing new to report Friday, aside from PSA in production on heart attack/stroke awareness. 


MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  



Nothing new to report Friday.  


New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  

Nothing new to report Friday. 


New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing new to report Friday. 



Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


Nothing new to report Friday. 



Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing new to report Friday.  



State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 


Nothing new to report Friday. Currently still working on allocation of face masks for those who need them.  


Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  


 Nothing new to report Friday. 


U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 


 Nothing new to report Friday. 


NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  


  • Today has been our regularly scheduled COVID-19 testing day by appointment.  

  • Our SW Region are indeed testing inside correctional facilities. Unknown status for our county, but learned that today we are up north at the Socorro Detention Center 

  • Governor will be having a news conference at 4pm. 



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