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Posted on: June 3, 2020

JIC Notes June 3, 2020

COVID-19

Media contact: Catherine Zaharko, Doña Ana County 

575-525-5801 • catherinez@donaanacounty.org  

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, Wednesday and 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 Board meeting 5:30 PM on Thursday. 

City of Sunland Park No report. 

Capt. Dennis Schoen, Sunland Park Fire www.sunlandpark-nm.gov  

City of Las Cruces 

Jennifer Martinez 

Steve Ramirez 

www.las-cruces.org  A special meeting of the City Council will be held on Friday at 9:30 AM regarding the use of face coverings in Las Cruces. 

Las Cruces Police / Las Cruces Fire 

Dan Trujillo 

www.las-cruces.org One officer tested positive for COVID-19.  He is on medical leave and under quarantine.   

Las Cruces Public Schools 

Samantha Lewis 

Kelly Jameson 

www.lcps.net  Starting re-entry task force that will address communications, operations, health and safety, instruction, student support, athletics, and technology.  Initial plan should be rolled out the first week of July.  Mask distribution by DASO at Fairacres Elementary on June 11, 2020. 

Doña Ana County 

Catherine Zaharko 

Luce Rubio 

Jamie Michael 

www.donaanacounty.org   Nothing new to report.  

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 

Sgt. Robyn Gojkovich 

www.goDASO.org  Sheriff to hand out masks throughout the county.      

Doña Ana County Detention Center 

Capt. Bryan Baker 

www.donaanacounty.org/detention  Nothing new to report.  

Village of Hatch 

Chief Tim Thornton, Hatch PD 

www.villageofhatch.org  No report.  

Town of Mesilla Dorothy Sellers www.mesillanm.gov   Nothing new to report.      

Memorial Medical Center 

Ryan Perkins 

www.mmclc.org   Nothing new to report.  

MountainView Regional Medical 

Center 

Ben Woods 

www.mountainviewregional.com    Nothing new to report.   

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 new to report.  

Office of Emergency Management 

Cullen Combs 

Amanda Bowen 

www.donaanacounty.org/emergency  Nothing new to report.  

Southern New Mexico Correctional 

Facility 

Lt. Carlos Reyes 

https://cd.nm.gov/nmcd-prison-facilities/southern-

new-mexico-correctional-facility/  Nothing new to report.     

State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services Andrea Ferrales-Nevarez, Ombudsman Program http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us  Nothing new to report.  

Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch 

Authority 

Hugo Costa, Executive Director 

www.mvrda.org   No 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  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  Testing for Wednesday: · Sunland Park Public Health Office-8:30-11:30 · Las Cruces Public Health Office-8:30-4 Pm

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