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Posted on: May 11, 2020

JIC Notes May 11, 2020

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JIC 

COVID-19  

Joint Information Center 

 

May 11, 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 Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

www.cityofanthonynm.com 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – No report.   

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – City will have a special meeting next Wednesday 2 p.m. virtually (tentative). Posted on website. Tentatively opening Monday, May 18 with limited services.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire 

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov  

Operationally no changes.   

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

www.las-cruces.org  

 

Public messaging on when to call 911 and reassurance that hospitals are safe was distributed via the following news release: http://www.las-cruces.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2784 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org 

Working on a video of officers wearing masks, encouraging others to do the same when they go out in public and in stores. Will coordinate with other city resources.   

 

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net  

Dr. Trujillo will be talking about graduation celebrations on a Facebook Live event with Univision at 11 a.m.  

Next board meeting May 19. 

 

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org  

Fliers going out in utility bills on social distancing, mask use. Printed material is in both English and Spanish.  

 

 

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich 

www.goDASO.org  

Nothing new to update today 

 

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention 

 

As part of the state initiative to test staff and detainees in correctional facilities, the DC will be testing staff and 25% of the population, which is the provision under the current guidance.  

 

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD 

www.villageofhatch.org  

 

Village offices are open and fully staffed. Remain closed to the public.  

 

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 

www.mesillanm.gov  

 

Nothing new to report.  

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org  

 

Did not receive requested community drive-through testing materials. Will not be able to provide testing until further notice.  

Prior to today, MMC was averaging 250 tests daily.  

MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods 

www.mountainviewregional.com  

 

Nothing to report today.  

New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister 

www.nmsu.edu  

 

Nothing new to report.  

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen 

www.nmsupolice.com  

 

Nothing to report Monday 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency 

 

As was discussed in the UAC meeting, will be working on policy updates related to mask definitions, medical-grade masking. Will be sending messaging to the media that discourages non-essential travel.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 

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

 

No report today.   

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 

http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us 

 

Nothing to update Monday 

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director 

www.mvrda.org  

 

Nothing new to report.  

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; the border remains closed to non-essential traffic.  

 

NM Department of Health 

David Morgan 

www.cv.nmhealth.org  

 

No report Monday. 

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