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Posted on: May 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 5, 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 hospital resources (Includes Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo and Otero Counties:  
(as of 5/4/2020 3:00 pm)

Currently in UseCapacity Remaining Availability

COVID Patient Hospitalization


Ventilator Use

Vent Availability107969

Regional updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – no update today.  


Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – nothing new to report.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

Nothing operationally to report today.  


City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


The City pushed out two news releases yesterday related to the COVID-19 crisis:  

City Council Backs Governor’s Phased Re-Opening Strategies for Business in NM 

City Council Allocates $400,000 for Health-Related Public Service Programs 


Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

Nothing new to report Tuesday.  


Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

Work session tonight at 4 p,m., which will be livestreamed. Will be pushing out Census 2020 information 




Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


Nothing to report Tuesday.  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  


Nothing new to report Tuesday.  

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


Nothing new to report Tuesday 


Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  

Nothing to report Tuesday – had questions for local government on plans for tentatively reopening. Dan (LCPD) advised the only date on the city’s radar is May 15 per the last state order. Hatch will mirror what the city/county plans are.  

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers  

Nothing to report Tuesday 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  

Nothing new to report.  

MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


Nothing to report.  

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  

Nothing new to report.  


New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing new to report Tuesday. 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

No update today.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing new operationally Monday or Tuesday.  

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

Nothing new to report.  

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  

Nothing to report Tuesday 

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 


No report Tuesday. 

NM Department of Health 

David Morgan  

Testing by appointment at the Public Health Office. Also conducting testing at Stampede Meats in Sunland Park.  



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