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Posted on: May 6, 2020

JIC Notes May 6, 2020

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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* hospital resources (Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero County:  

As of 5/5/2020 3:31 p.m.


Currently In UseCapacityRemaining Availability
Total ICU Capability45147102




COVID Patient Hospitalization



POSITIVE COVID ADMITTED2





Ventilator Use


Vent Availability127967








Regional updates:  


City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

www.cityofanthonynm.com 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – calls for service increasing. Have received no complaints of public health order violation; receive frequent noise complaints.   

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – City will have a special meeting next Wednesday 2 p.m. virtually (tentative).  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire 

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov  

180 families will receive food packs tomorrow Southern NM Project. Zoom city council meeting last night. Operations as normal.  

 

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

www.las-cruces.org  

 

City council has dedicated money to nonprofit and community groups. More via news release:   

 

http://www.las-cruces.org/2121/Resources-for-Families-Youth 

 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org 

Had reports of kids jumping a fence at Mayfield High School to play soccer.  

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net  

Three weeks left in the school year. Online learning going well during shutdown.  

News release forthcoming about cooler donations to schools as meal distribution continues.  

 

 

 

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org  

 

No report Wednesday.  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich 

www.goDASO.org  

 

No report Wednesday.  

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention 

 

Nothing new to report Wednesday 

 

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD 

www.villageofhatch.org  

No report Wednesday.   

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 

www.mesillanm.gov  

Nothing to report Wednesday 

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org  

Nothing new to report.  

MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods 

www.mountainviewregional.com  

 

No report Wednesday 

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu  

No report Wednesday.  

 

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen 

www.nmsupolice.com  

 

No report Wednesday.  

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency 

Looking for guidance from the state on PPE as businesses look to reopen in phases. Will provide PPE to those dealing with COVID-19 response; not enough supplies to open wide distribution.  

100% mask wear in effect at OEM.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 

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

 

Video visits with inmates started yesterday. Aside from that, operations are business as usual. UPS and FedEx are making deliveries at the gate; no one allowed iside the facility.  

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us 

Nothing new to report Wednesday.  

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director 

www.mvrda.org  

Nothing to report Wednesday.  

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 Tuesday. 

NM Department of Health 

David Morgan 

www.cv.nmhealth.org  

Testing today:  

Anthony: Anthony Water District 

Chaparral: The Bumblebee childcare center, Otero County Prison 

Las Cruces: Children’s Garden Northrise 

Sunland Park: Mercedes Grocery 

Regional: All Public Health Offices (by appointment)  

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