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Posted on: May 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] JIC Notes May 27, 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 updates:  

City of Anthony 

Chief Vanessa Ordoñez, Anthony Police Dept.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager 

Chief Ordoñez, Anthony PD    Nothing new to report today; operations going well.  

Oscar Dominguez, City Manager – Nothing new to report Wednesday.  


City of Sunland Park 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire  

About to finalize phone system that automate information for inbound calls to the city, including DOH info. Should be up this week.  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez  


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 


Nothing new to report Wednesday.  

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson  

LCPS employees will have appointment-based testing on May 29 at DOH building on Solano.  

Posting summer events on websites, along with board meeting updates.  

Board highlights will be posted from livestream.  

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael  


Nothing new to report.  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich  


Nothing new to report.  


Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 


COVID-19 testing still underway for staff and contractors, followed by detainee population. Expected to continue through next week.  



Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD  


Nothing new to report Wednesday.  



Town of Mesilla 

Dorothy Sellers 



Nothing new to report Wednesday 



Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins  


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


MountainView Regional Medical Center 

Ben Woods  


 Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


New Mexico State University 

Justin Bannister  


No report Wednesday.  

New Mexico State University Police 

Deputy Chief Andrew Bowen  


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 


Presentation will be given to LC city council on Friday.  

There were previous reports of COVID-19 testing being conducted at the Truckstops of America today. That is inaccurate information; there is no testing being conducted there today  


Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 


Nothing new to report Wednesday.  




State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services 

Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program 


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 


Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director  


Nothing new to report Wednesday. 

U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector 

Officer Joseph Barron 


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  


Testing locations in the county today by our public health division: 

  • Anthony – Public Health Office 

  • Las Cruces – Detention Center (not open to the public) 

  • Las Cruces – Discovery Daycare (re-tests, not open the public) 

  • Las Cruces – NMSU  

  • Las Cruces – Public Health Office 

  • Socorro – Public Health Office 

  • Sunland Park – Public Health Office 

  • Sunland Park – Stampede Meat Plant (re-tests, not open to the public) 





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