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Posted on: April 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes April 27, 2020

COVID-19


JIC 

COVID-19  

Joint Information Center 

 

April 27, 2020 
 

Media contact: Kelly Jameson, Las Cruces Public Schools 

575-639-2121 • kjameson@lcps.net  

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 www.las-cruces.org and www.donaanacounty.org 

 

 

Regional updates:  


City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Lara, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

www.cityofanthonynm.com 

Chief Lara, Anthony PD – Operations continue. Suicide and suicidal ideations are increasing in the city. 

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Nothing new to report.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire 

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov  

Joined by Lt. Ruiz from Sunland Park PD. Special city council meeting tomorrow night related to COVID-19 agenda matters.  

Could determine an extension of the emergency declaration.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

www.las-cruces.org  

 

From David Maestas: city council voted to extend the emergency declaration until May 15, to run concurrent with any change to the public health order issued by the governor.  

A partial reopening of solid waste stations and recycle centers was announced: 

● SCSWA Transfer Station – 2865 Amador Ave. – OPEN HALF-DAYS 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (The rest of the day is for decontamination of the facility.)  

● Las Cruces Recycling Center – 2855 Amador Ave. - OPEN HALF-DAYS 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (The rest of the day is for decontamination of the facility.)  

● Sonoma Ranch Recycling Yard – 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. – OPEN Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday CLOSED.  

● Old Foothills Landfill (OFL) Clean-Fill and Green Waste Facility – 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. – OPEN Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday CLOSED. 

 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org 

Nothing new to report.  

 

 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net  

 

Exploring ideas for graduation ceremony alternatives in the wake of school shut downs. 

 

Doña Ana County 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org  

 

Nothing to report.  

 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich 

www.goDASO.org  

Nothing new to report. Had a busy weekend, but nothing related to the COVID-19 crisis.  

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention 

Nothing to report Monday.   

 

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD 

www.villageofhatch.org  

 

Nothing operationally to report, had a question about turnaround time for COVID testing/screening. Jamie Michael from DAC assisted with a resource.  

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 

www.mesillanm.gov  

 

Town offices are now fully staffed but remain closed to the public. Anyone needing assistance is encouraged to call the main office number.  

 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org  

 

Nothing to report Monday. 

 

MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods 

www.mountainviewregional.com  

 

 

Nothing new to report Monday 

 

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu  

Nothing new to report Monday. 

 

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen 

www.nmsupolice.com  

 

Nothing new to report Monday. 

 

 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency 

 

Had a planning meeting Monday morning with mission stabilization, and long-term planning on recovery. 

 

 

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-new-mexico-correctional-facility/ 

 

 No report Monday.  

 

 

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us 

This week we will be focused on calling facilities to assure they are keeping residents and their families informed about Covid-19 updates and internal processes within facilities. We want to make sure facilities are being as transparent as possible with residents and their families. 

If there are questions or concerns with any of the Assisted Living, or Long-Term Skilled Nursing Facilities, Rosa Torres, Regional Coordinator can be reached at 575-343-0318 to assist. 

 

 

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director 

www.mvrda.org  

Dispatch data: Sunday had highest (32) calls for domestic violence. Last year on this day, there was 14 calls for service 

Jamie from DAC: is there a timeline on training for specific crises like domestic violence and suicide? MVRDA has a protocol to handle behavioral health calls to connect a clinician from a crisis resource instead of law enforcement response.  

Hugo will send the protocol to NMSUPD and Anthony PD.  

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 

 

 No report Monday.  

 

NM Department of Health 

David Morgan 

www.cv.nmhealth.org  

  Testing today in Dona Ana County:  

o    Las Cruces- Public Health Office- Essential Workers 

o    Anthony- Public Health Office- Essential Workers 

o    Sunland Park- Public Health Office- Essential Workers 

 

 

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