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Posted on: May 13, 2020

JIC Notes May 13, 2020

COVID-19

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 (Includes Dona Ana, Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra, Luna, Lincoln, Hidalgo, and Otero County:
As of May 12, 2020 11:30 a.m.



Currently In UseCapacityRemaining Availability
Total ICU Capability5114796




COVID Patient Hospitalization


Positive COVID Admitted4





Ventilator Use


Vent Availability78578








Regional updates:  


City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

www.cityofanthonynm.com 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD – Nothing new to report.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – City will have a special meeting today at 2 p.m. virtually. Link is on website. Tentatively opening Monday, May 18 with limited services. Will be advising against unnecessary travel.  

City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire 

www.sunlandpark-nm.gov  

Testing at DOH will only be on Monday and Wednesday now 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. No testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays as previously reported.  

In the process of initiating masking mandate if you will be in any city building. Likely to be included in emergency extension on Thursday or Friday. More information forthcoming tomorrow.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

www.las-cruces.org  

 

Nothing new to report. Special meeting still on schedule for friday at 9:30 a.m.  

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org 

No updates Wednesday.  

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net  

Nothing new to report.  

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org  

 

Earlier today, the county distributed a schedule of testing for government workers being done by appointment.  

County is partnering with DOH to add testing sites. Testing will be done at the Community Resource Centers in conjunction with Casa de Peregrinos food distribution at ChaparralVado, La Mesa and Mesquite.  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich 

www.goDASO.org  

 

No update Wednesday.  

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention 

 

Nothing to report today.  

 

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD 

www.villageofhatch.org  

 

Nothing new to report.  

 

Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 

www.mesillanm.gov  

 

Nothing new to report.  

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org  

 

Nothing to report Wednesday.  Staff is celebrating Hospital Week. Many thanks to all our dedicated colleagues on the frontlines!  

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 Wednesday 

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency 

 

Nothing new to report Wednesday 

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 Wednesday 

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director 

www.mvrda.org  

 

No report today.  

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 

 

Due to staffing constraints, CBP will not be contributing daily updates to the Joint Information Center. Occasional messages will be passed along via email as necessary.    

 

NM Department of Health 

David Morgan 

www.cv.nmhealth.org  

Community outreach testing (employees):  

ChaparralBriliant Bees (28); Cradles & Crayons (15) 

Anthony: Cri Cri (17) 

Las Cruces: Doña Ana County Detention Center (150) 

 

By-appointment testing continues at Public Health Offices in Las Cruces, Chaparral, Anthony and Sunland Park.  

 

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