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Posted on: April 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes April 30, 2020

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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 HOSPITAL RESOURCESAS OF 4/29/2020 11 AMIncl. Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero County

TOTAL ICU Capability4212482

COVID Patient Hospitalization


Ventilator in Use

Vent Availability137966

Regional updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – nothing new to reportOperations going well; still seeing a spike in suicidal calls. Luce will send app information on self-help from crisis line.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – No report today 

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Updated state of emergency will be released today.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Nothing new to report Thursday 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

Nothing new to report Thursday 



Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  


Announcement will be made tomorrow in a virtual news conference regarding graduation ceremonies in the wake of shut-down schools and in compliance with the PHO. Conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 1.  

Brian Hartley: question about how many define a “family”  



Doña Ana County 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


Nothing new to report Thursday. 

Jamie: continuing to work with county’s communications team on crisis management and resources to suicidal subjects 


Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  

Nothing new to report Thursday 


Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

DC staff will begin issuing cloth masks to the detainee population today.  Facility still has some need for cloth masks but will distribute the ones we have on hand to as many detainees as possible. 





Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  

Nothing to report Thursday. 



Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  

Nothing to report Thursday 




Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  

Directive on state testing will start at 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday to beat the heat. 

Videos: will launch a social media initiative on how hospitals are safe.  


MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


Governor’s news conference at 3:00 to discuss possible operational changes at hospitals.  



New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  

Nothing new to report Thursday. 



New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing new to report Thursday.  





Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

Two hospitalized COVID+ patients were released yesterday; currently no COVID+ patients are hospitalized regionally.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing new to report Thursday. 



State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

Nothing new to report Thursday.  




Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  

Nothing new to report Thursday.  


U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 


 No report Thursday. 




NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  


  • Testing in Dona Ana County today: 

  • Las Cruces- Public Health Office; Albertson’s; 8:30am - 11:30am, 4:00pm - 7:00pm 

  • Chaparral- Public Health Office; 8:30am – 11:30am 

  • The Governor will have her latest virtual news conference Thursday afternoon. Among the topics for discussion: the finalized public health order, extended to May 15th but amended again – this time the changes will mark the beginning of a relaxation of restrictions. 




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